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CASE STUDY - WWT

PETROCHEMICAL PLANT
CHALLENGE / OPPORTUNITY

TANFLOC Organic Vegetable


Coagulant from Renewable Resources Cationic Coagulant / Flocculant for Wastewater Petrochemicals
TANAC

A petrochemical company located in Brazil with a production capacity of 500,000 tons of ethylene per year was using more than 230 tons of inorganic metallic coagulant per year to reduce the COD and G&O in its wastewater treatment plant with satisfactory results and acceptable costs. However, there was some interference with the biological secondary wastewater treatment because of pH fluctuations and metallic content as a result of inorganic coagulant addition.

Located in southern Brazil, Tanac is the worlds largest producer of mimosa vegetable extracts. Tanac combines quality products and services with environmental preservation at all stages of the tannin production process. Channelling strengths to reach common targets permanently involves all the members of the Tanac team. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FSC an NSF certifications are the result of team work. A quality product range developed to satisfy the needs of the companys clients and guarantee best results together with prompt delivery and permanent technical assistance: this is Tanacs profile.

was adopted in a successful attempt to improve COD, G&O and cost reduction, and as an environmental friendly organic coagulant.

APPLICATION FLOWCHART

Oil/Water Separator

Standardization

Factory

TTANFLOC anfloc
Flotation Biologic Reactor

River

TANAC S.A. - Rua T. Weibull, 199 - Montenegro - RS - Brazil - 95780-000 - Phone: +55.51.3632.4055 - Fax: +55.51.3632.2499 www tanac .com.br Email: export@tanac.com.br

CASE STUDY - WWT


PETROCHEMICAL PLANT
WASTEWATER CHARACTERISTICS Out-flow 320 330 m/h COD 1.025 mg/l G&O 176 mg/l

TANFLOC Organic Vegetable


Coagulant from Renewable Resources Cationic Coagulant / Flocculant for Wastewater Petrochemicals T a n f llo c Tanf oc
The Tanfloc product range is essentially natural in origin and competitive when compared to products traditionally employed in water treatment with the additional advantage of being totally biodegradable allowing complete digestion at the various biological stages of the process. Thanks to their versatility, Tanfloc products have effective action on several types of water as well as various sorts of industrial effluent. They are usually employed in drinking water treatment and in the treatment of effluents from several sectors including the petrochemical, ceramic, food, sugar, metal and cellulose industries, oil refineries, mining and domestic sewage. Tanfloc is compatible with most products on the market and may be used in combination with such products. Tanfloc works with minimal interference with the environment and offers various economic advantages.

TREATMENT COMPARISSON Coagulant FeCl3 Dosage Phisical Aspect 60 ppm Dry solid

Tanfloc
15 ppm Liquid

WASTEWATER AFTER TREATMENT


Raw TREATMENT INORGNIC COD 434 mg/l 415 mg/l G&O 21 mg/l 20 mg/l Treated

Tanfloc

BENEFITS DERIVING FROM THE APPLICATION OF TANFLOC 69% reduction in chemical product use, from 228 ton/year to 71 ton/year; Improvement of COD and G&O reduction in as much as 4% and 5%, respectively; Rationalised manpower use; Generation of biodegradable sludge; Health and safety improvement as a result of the use of a non aggressive product; Environmental gain thanks to the generation of biodegradable sludge that may be disposed of on farming land.

COST ANALYSIS
Coagulant Consumption Total Cost FeCl3 228 ton/year US$ 0,33/m
3

Tanfloc
70,8 ton/year US$ 0,32/m
3

Total Cost Reduction:

3.0 %
Rev.Nov/08

TANAC S.A. - Rua T. Weibull, 199 - Montenegro - RS - Brazil - 95780-000 - Phone: +55.51.3632.4055 - Fax: +55.51.3632.2499 www tanac .com.br Email: export@tanac.com.br