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Water Quality Of The Tula River Related To The Petroleum Refming Industry: Accumulation Factors And Treatments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030071

Volume

65

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

488 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

S. M. Ortiz-Gallarza & J. A. Ramírez-López

Abstract

Water Quality of The Tula River related to the petroleum refining industry: accumulation factors and treatments S. M. Ortiz-Gallarza & J. A. Ramirez-L6pez Instituto Mexicano del Petrdleo. Abstract The petroleum refining processing counts on two main phases and a wide number of different operations to generate fuels and other useful products. The first phase is to eliminate salts and then, to distil a lot of compounds or fractions. The second phase includes three kinds of processes: to combine, to separate and to structure. Even if the petroleum refineries apply currently water treatments to eliminate the pollutant substances before the river dumping, in some countries, like Mexico, there are cities or towns near the petroleum refining installations and it is very important to develop monitoring programs to avoid human health problems related to industrial pollution. The Tula River is an important closed basin that flows to The Endh6 Dam and to several aqueducts. The aim of this paper was to es

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