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A Decision Support Tool for the Conceptual Design of De-oiling Systems

  • Badria Al-Shihi
  • Paul W. H. Chung
  • Richard G. Holdich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)

Abstract

De-oiling of petroleum wastewater is a major concern in petroleum process engineering. Decision support systems (DSS) have been used in assisting operators in evaluating different disposal options of production water, but not the de-oiling process. Also, no application has been reported in assisting the de-oiling of other petroleum waters such as process, ballast or drainage water. This paper describes a DSS for the COnceptual DEsign of de-oiling Systems (CODES) for handling different types of waste water by supporting the tasks of:
  • assessing the types and magnitudes of waste-water streams

  • exploring the feasibility of mixing different streams.

  • selecting the types of de-oiling equipment at different stream locations

  • considers the need for multi-stage treatment to meet quality requirements stated in standards and regulations.

CODES is implemented in Microsoft Excel and is accessed via a web-based front-end.

Keywords

Expert System Decision Support System Conceptual Design Activity Model Decision Support Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Badria Al-Shihi
    • 1
  • Paul W. H. Chung
    • 2
  • Richard G. Holdich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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