alexa Treatment and Reuse of Wastewaters Discharged by Petroleum Industries (HMD/Algeria)
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Research Article

Treatment and Reuse of Wastewaters Discharged by Petroleum Industries (HMD/Algeria)

Sellami MH1*, Loudiyi K2, Boubaker MC1, Habbaz H1

1Process Engineering Department, Laboratory of Process Engineering, Ouargla University, Algeria

2Renewable Energies Laboratory (REL) Al Akhawayne University, Ifrane, Morocco

*Corresponding Author:
Sellami MH
Process Engineering Department
Laboratory of Process Engineering
Ouargla University, 30000, Algeria
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Received date: November 12, 2015; Accepted date: November 16, 2015; Published date: January 05, 2016

Citation: Sellami MH, Loudiyi K, Boubaker MC, Habbaz H (2015) Treatment and Reuse of Wastewaters Discharged by Petroleum Industries (HMD/Algeria). J Waste Resources 6:193. doi: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000193

Copyright: © 2015 Sellami MH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Industrial wastewaters discharged by petroleum industries contains: oil, heavy metals and chemicals used in the process of oil separation and treatment. These waters are a source of soil, water and air pollution, and lead a mortal danger to the ecosystem. Our aim in this work has an aspect that can contribute to the collective effort to address the enormous amount of water purges storage bins and reuse them to avoid any environmental damage. This was achieved by chemical treating of these wastewaters discharged from three different locations of Hassi Messaoud (HMD) petroleum field by flocculation with (C-5563) followed by coagulation with (C-2061) using two different acids as sequestering namely: Ascorbic and Citric acid. After experiments, the results showed that the wastewater can be treated without sequestering by adding 40 ppm of activated silicates. The best result was obtained by addition of 160 ppm of Ascorbic acid as sequestering agent and 20 ppm of activated silicates; resulting in removal of 92.81 % of suspended matter and 95.53 % of turbidity. Finally we concluded that this wastewater was satisfactorily treated and we recommend either inject it for enhanced oil recovery in industrial closest field (North field) to maintain the reservoir pressure and the improved rate recovery of oil reserves or reuse it in garden irrigation. In order to see the impact of the treated water on plants, irrigation tests have conducted on two types of plants (date palm and shaft apocalyptic) for one year. The tests showed that the thick layer of 5 cm and 0.08mm of particles diameter of dune sand removes most of remaining oil. The sand layer that fills the basin surrounding the shaft is removed and replaced every 06 months. So, Dune sand plays the role of natural filter. The garden plants appear and grow normally.


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