Effects of oily sludge landforming on the soils environment

(1996) Effects of oily sludge landforming on the soils environment. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Arabic Abstract

إن هدف هذا البحث هو الكشف عن التأثيرات بعيدة المدى لهذه الطريقة على التربة . فقد أظهرت النتائج أن معالجة المخلفات النفطية بطريقة الحرث لم تسبب أي تأثيرات سلبية عندما تم استخدامها في رأس تنوره لمدة عشر سنوات . كذلك أظهرت النتائج أن التحلل البيولوجي للمواد الكربونية كان في مستوى عالي عندما كانت نسبة المواد الكربونية في التربة بين 5% و 20% .

English Abstract

Saudi Aramco has operated Ras Tanura landfarm for about 10 years to treat oily sludge. Landforming is a managed technology which uses soil microorganisms to biodegrade oily waste. Many oil companies in the world have found that landfarming to be the safest, most cost effective and environmentally acceptable waste management technology available for the tank bottoms generated as part of its producing and refining operations. This report is intended to explore the long term effects of the landfarming process on the soils. It is shown from the analysis of Ras Tanura landfarm data that the landfarming process did not cause any deleterious effects to the soil environment after 10 years of operation. In addition, this report confirms the results of many laboratories researches which have shown the optimum biodegradation occurs when the oil content is at the range between 5% and 20% of the soil. At this range, the application of the sludge can be done 6 times per year at the landfarm site in Saudi Arabia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Department: College of Design and Built Environment > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Committee Advisor: Farooq, Shaukat
Committee Members: Abduljauwad, Sahel N. and Ishaq, Achi M.
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:47
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:50
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/9702