Petrochemical products constitute a subcategory of organic chemicals that utilize petroleum, natural gas, or coal as raw materials, and most are produced in large quantities.
The materials used in the manufacturing of petrochemicals are flammable, explosive, and toxic.
Wastewater from the petrochemical industry is characterized by:
- Inorganic and organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, oils and fats, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, phenols, suspended solids, and volatile organic compounds, among others.
- Benzene, toluene, heavy metals, or hydrocarbons aromatic hydrocarbons.
- High levels of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD).
The petrochemical industry has a very high water consumption and generates significant volumes of wastewater.
Vacuum evaporator technology provides effective solutions for treating wastewater from expensive processes and highly contaminated streams.
With these systems, wastewater can be treated on-site where it is generated and reused, promoting a circular economy and contributing to sustainability. This approach also leads to reduced disposal costs, lower sludge generation, and mobile unit savings.