Bioremediation of oily sludge: A case base analysis to sustainable supply chain
Bhaskar Sinhaa, Supriyo Royb, Kaushik Kumarb
Middle East Oil & Gas sector, Doha, Qatar
Sustainability as an important topic has drawn considerable attention across the globe. Any business environment concentrated on maintaining a delicate balance between 3Pís of people, planet, and profit. In todayís globalized business environment, firms make every effort to keep the environment protected within their chain of operations. Petrochemicals are hazardous items creating pollution for the planet earth. A traditional solution like the banishment of unlined soak ways or evaporation of ponds is tough to implement; thus take significant time, resources, and money. Bioremediation seems to be an alternate solution of the sustainable reverse chain towards the restoration of resources over traditional methods like Incineration or Landfilling. Here, an experimental (pilot) study has been undertaken with a Middle East Oil and Gas company for evaluation of the bioremediation process for getting rid of oily sludge of unlined soak ways. In line with this, the application of Oil Spill Eater II and its successful adoption towards the successful implementation of bioremediation is discussed. The outcome of the study explores the efficacy of using OSE-II over traditional methods in line with techno-economic viability to sustainability.
Keywords: Sustainable reverse chain; Petrochemicals; Bioremediation; Oily sludge; Environment protection.