Refinery Wastewater to Reduce Sludge Volumes

We developed a unique technology for biological oil and drill cutting waste processing on sites with open oil storage tanks.

We can demonstrate this unique bio reactor processing technology on demand.


The oil storage tank is transformed into a bio reactor. The transformation is accomplished in accordance with the technology developed by Argus.

The transformation consists of injecting a mixture of water and micro-organisms recycling hydrocarbons into the storage tank, at the same time as evenly distributing the mixture insude the drill cutting. Before the injection, the mixture is heated up to a temperature optimal for the vital activity of the micro-organisms. The sludge mass is eventually heated up to the same temperature.

Process Description and Equipment Layout

The usage of the bio reactor in cold climates allows for the  biological removal of oily waste 10 or even 12 months a year.