Oil sludge modulation in China — the status of mechanical separation technology.

Although many advanced technologies in foreign countries have been successful, but because of the conditions in all aspects of our country are greatly limited, so that these efficient technologies cannot be fully applied in our country. Our country can only draw lessons from its essence, innovate the sludge treatment technology which is suitable for our country present situation.

Oil sludge modulation in China — the status of mechanical separation technology

In the domestic refinery oily sludge modulation system, commonly used flocculants include polymer inorganic flocculants such as polyaluminium chloride, polyferric sulfate and polymer organic flocculants such as high degree of polymerization of non-ion, cation, anionic polyacrylamide and other long chain macromolecules. Most units use cationic organic flocculant or organic flocculant combined with lime before mechanical dehydration to improve the flocculation and dehydration effect. The pre-treatment of sludge in refineries in China generally adopts mechanical dewatering process, mainly with belt filter press and centrifuge. The moisture content of dehydrated sludge is 75%~80%. According to the results of various experiments, the sludge modulation-mechanical dewatering process has developed quite well among the various treatment processes for oily sludge.