Refinery wastewater treatment facilities have unique wastewater concerns. As refineries are expanding and being run at capacity, regulatory standards are becoming increasingly strict. Older systems, without upgraded refinery wastewater treatment facilities, are often in upset mode. Permit violations can lead to large fines, and regulatory shut downs due to noncompliance can result in huge profit losses. Bioaugmentation can allow the refinery wastewater treatment system to recover quickly and protect the biomass from further upsets, resulting in lower operating costs.
From reducing phenol toxicity to improving ammonia control, Novozymes has developed a range of solutions for the petrochemical and refinery wastewater treatment industry. Typical refining and petrochemical wastewater treatment applications include: