By Der-Liang Yung
Although treatment plants are meant to handle all sorts of wastewater, incoming oil contamination still poses a considerable threat to a facility’s operations. These oil spill incidents can occur any time and without warning. If not handled properly, they can lead to contaminated wastewater flowing into natural environments. Depending on the technology behind the facility, oily wastewater can foul membrane filters, destroy the biodigesters, or clog sand filters, leading to a potentially long plant shutdown.
Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s April 2022 issue: