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A Better Method For Treating Spent Caustic

A Better Method For Treating Spent Caustic

When refineries generate caustic, they run the risk of hurting the environment or local wastewater treatment plants unless it is treated properly. Of course, doing so is not as easy as it sounds.

While many operations treat caustic through biological methods and run into obstacles, Siemens offers an alternative method. Oil and Gas Online spoke with Mark Clark about the properties of spent caustic, the problems inherent in biological treatment, and their way forward.