CHARACTERIZATION OF PRODUCT TANKER SLOP WATERS

The pollutional characteristics of product tanker slop and bilge waters have been determined to provide basic data for planning shorebased reception and treatment facilities for the wastewaters. The vessels selected for these studies had on their previous voyage carried a product transported in large volume by tanker. Products covered included various gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oils, fuel oils, kerosine and aromatic naphthas and solvents. The tanker wastewaters were analyzed for total oil, COD, BOD5, TOC, TOD, suspended solids, phenols, sulfides, ammonia and pH. Oil was found to be the principal contaminant, COD, BOD5, TOC, TOD and suspended solids were often present at levels indicating the necessity of treatment to meet common regulatory limits for shore-side effluents. The concentrations of phenols and sulfides were pollutionally significant in a few cases. Ammonia and pH were found to present no pollution treat generally in tanker wastewaters. The contaminants in tanker wastewaters could be handled in existing testing processes at most locations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Exxon Research and Engineering Company

    P.O. Box 101
    Florham Park, NJ  USA  07932
  • Authors:
    • Shewmaker, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EE.10 TMR. 76 Final Rpt., MA-RD-930-76054
  • Contract Numbers: D-5-3800
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM