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Amoco Oil Company

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Catalyst Extraction

Industry: Petroleum Refining

Wastes Reduced: Solid waste

Substance: Spent Alumina

Location: Texas City TX

No. of employees: 2200

Contact: S. A. Medley-Perry

Phone: (409) 945-1151


During Alkylation, a petroleum refining process, gaseous products flow through a fixed bed of alumina to remove the alkylation acid catalyst. When the alumina is spent and no longer performs it's function in the refinery, it is then sold as a raw material replacement by an aluminum smelter.

Environmental Benefits:

The spent alumina was previously a Class II non-hazardous waste. Reusing the material eliminates disposal of spent alumina.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Savings on disposal and sale of alumina were not provided.

Source: TCEQ

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