Produced Water Treatment evening lecture

28 Apr 2014

On Tuesday 25 March SCI's Process Engineering Group hosted the evening lecture titled 'Produced Water Treatment' by Dr Brent Knox-Holmes from Cameron Ltd.

The presentation focused on the processing of the aqueous stream coming out of a typical three-phase separator in an oil and gas primary treatment unit.

Dr Knox-Holmes explained the different processes by analysing the different variables of the Stokes equation. He also presented the basic design considerations for CPI, flotation unit, hydrocyclones, agglomeration, etc and its relation with each of the variables within the Stokes equation.

Dr Knox-Holmes also showed some schematics of the equipment he has designed in his career and its operation.

The meeting then focussed on shared experiences, with a wine mixer where people met each other.

  • The group is planning another talk on 10 July 2014 in London, focussing on sustainable production of horticultural crops in the UK. Dr Carol Wagstaff of the University of Reading, Leader of Crop Quality for Health theme in the Centre for Food Security, will ask the question, 'How are we going to produce more vegetables in the UK?'

Carlos Harrison
Process Engineering Group Secretary

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