Electrochemical treatment of petroleum wastewater: standalone and integrated processes

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Electrochemical-based treatments are increasing in popularity due to their “green” operation and not requiring added chemicals. The use of electricity for petroleum wastewater treatment can greatly enhance the separation of oil and recovery of valuable metals. Electrocoagulation, electroflotation, and electrooxidation are vital processes that can take place in a given electrochemical cell. Electrochemical methods have proved effective as independent operations to remedy recalcitrant oily wastewater. Integrations with other advanced treatment methods are sought to increase the quality of the effluents and optimize the whole system’s energy consumption. Membranes, advanced oxidation processes, and biological treatments are good candidates for integrated systems. This chapter presents the latest advances in electrochemical processes as standalone and hybrid/integrated petroleum wastewater treatment systems.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationPetroleum Industry Wastewater
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced and Sustainable Treatment Methods
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780323858847
ISBN (Print)9780323858854
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • AOP
  • biological treatment
  • Electrochemical processes
  • electrocoagulation
  • electroflotation
  • electrooxidation
  • membrane technology
  • oily wastewater


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