Halogenated Hydrocarbon Removal from Waste Oil Products
In this project, Burrant Chemical worked with one of the largest oragnic waste organizations to define a market for petroleum waste gathered at it's various facilities in the U.S. The goal was to develop a product from the large volumes of oil based waste. The diificulty in refining a product was the removal of all halogenated hydrocarbons that had been incorporated into the petroleum matrix. The halogen solvents consisted of 1,2 Dichloroethane, 1,1 Dichloroethene, 1,2 Dibromomethane, 1,3 Dichloropropane, 1,1 Dichloroethene. In order for the product to be used all halogen based solvents would have to be removed to industry standard or non-detectable levels by analytical methods, 8260/5030.
This required our organization to find and/or develop a selective process for removal of the halogen based solvents. The process had to limit its scope to the halogen based solvents and leave the value added chemical components in tact, Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylenes etc.
The process designed to meet the objectives was based on a technique used in polluted waters. ZVM or as it is called Zero-Valent Metal reduction was a technolgy transferred to the oil based waste and used to remove halogenated aliphatic as well as aromatic hydrcarbons.