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Water Treatment in the Oil Industry

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday, October 30, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

-------------------------------------------------- Course Description:-

This 2-Day course will review all main water treatment parameters without going into the chemistry of water. Operations of water treatment units will be explained in plain English at the level of general engineer’s knowledge, and plenty of case studies and practical guides will be used to help participants understand “what’s going on” in an industrial water treatment plant.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

----------------------------------------------- Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Process Engineers without water treatment knowledge, Control/Instrumentation personnel, Mechanical and Material Engineers, Project Managers and Planners who are involved in the industrial water treatment process and who need to have better understanding to do their tasks with higher quality.

---------------------------------------- Course Outline:-

Day 1:

•Introduction: Industrial water treatment and how it differs from municipal water/wastewater treatment

•Water Resources: Surface Water, Underground Water, and


•Water Consumers and water in industry

•Water Parameters: Explanation of different Physical, Chemical (Organic, Inorganic), and Biological Parameters

Day 2: •Unit operations for removing impurities from water

•Process development for water treatment with three tools:

- General flow diagrams/Decision Charts

- "Cook Book” approach: Rule of thumbs

- Case studies

•Implementing Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) approach

•Specific Case Studies: Water treatment in SAGD operation, water treatment in refineries & Upgraders

•Scaling or precipitating effects of water

------------------------------------------------ Instructor:-

Mohammad Toghraei MSc. P.Eng. Mohammad Toghraei has over 20 years experience in the field of Process Engineering and industrial water treatment. His main expertise is in the treatment of wastewater from oil and petrochemical complexes. For the past ten years he has taken on different technical roles in water treatment areas of oil extraction projects. He is now working as an independent consultant.

His method of instruction is rooted in his belief in training that conveys real-life experience to working professionals from different backgrounds who prefer not to be away from work for too long.

Mohammad also provides consultation to companies on a short-term, long-term, or casual/ongoing basis. His expertise spans from conceptual studies, FEED, and troubleshooting of de-oiling and water treatment units, to detail engineering services for general process industries including water, oil, and sulfur.

Mohammad has received a BSc. in Chemical engineering and an MSc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tehran, and is a member of APEGA.

------------------------------------------------ Venue:-

Downtown Venue To Be Announced Calgary - Downtown Core

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