Treatment of Produced Oilfield Water by Adsorption Using Banana Peel as Adsorbent
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2019 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2019|
|Authors : Wilfred Chinedu Okologume, Rapheal Gbenga Olayiwola
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V67I10P212|
MLA Style: Wilfred Chinedu Okologume, Rapheal Gbenga Olayiwola "Treatment of Produced Oilfield Water by Adsorption Using Banana Peel as Adsorbent" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 67.10 (2019):66-69.
APA Style:Wilfred Chinedu Okologume, Rapheal Gbenga Olayiwola. Treatment of Produced Oilfield Water by Adsorption Using Banana Peel as Adsorbent International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 67(10),66-69.
As part of oilfield production operations, produced water represents a waste product that require treatment before proper disposal or reuse. This study analyses the efficacy of using banana peel as low cost adsorbent to remove the oil component of produced water samples collected from three Niger Delta oilfields. The banana peel was treated with n-hexane to remove all fatty acid and colour pigment and subsequently washed with distilled water, dried, and applied to the three samples. The produced water samples were analysed before and post-treatment. The study results shows that the concentration of contaminants in the treated water is within allowable limits; when compared with Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB) criteria for irrigation and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) standard for disposable water. Thus, making banana peel an excellent adsorbent for the removal of oil from produced water with an oil removal efficiency exceeding 96%.
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Produced water, Reflux Condenser, Banana peel, Flow-station, Oilfield