Cooling towers are fundamental equipment in the industry to remove process heat and cool the working fluid. When cooling is due to the use of water evaporation, the volume of water lost is substantial. In a scenario of reducing the supply of water to industry, reuse of non-potable water from liquid effluents has been used as a make-up feature in cooling towers. This paper discusses the main problems and risks associated with the use of reuse water in an oil refinery.

18-04: Investigation About Wastewater Profile to Reuse in Cooling Tower

  • Salvador Avita Filho, Jean M.P. Silva, José R.N. Lopes, Marco A.B. Araújo, Maria B. M. M. Nobrega, Federal University of Bahia