PetroEcuador Continues With Elimination Process

(Energy Analytics Institute, 12.Jul.2020) — Technical staff with the Consortium Suez-Ecuambiente continues with previous work related to the export of hazardous waste from the Las Esmeraldas refinery, which consists of 3,000 tons of spent caustic soda, spent diethanolamine, dielectric oil with PCB’S and electrical transformers with PCBs, which remain stored in the cellars of the refining center and which will be sent to Europe for final processing.

Through 29 June 2020, technical staff with the contracting company has carried out the transfer of at least 2,147.71 tons of spent soda and the labeling of 2,126.90 tons of the same waste, which represents a physical advance of 82.51% related to this activity, EP PetroEcuador announced 12 July in an official statement.

Likewise, the transfer process of approximately 77.3 tons of diethanolamine (DEA) has been carried out, which represents an advance of 92.02%.

All the products are transferred to ISO standard tanks, which serve to safely store thees types of products as they prevent leaks into the environment, thus mitigating any source of contamination at the Las Esmeraldas refinery, EP PetroEcuador said in the statement.

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By Piero Stewart. © Energy Analytics Institute (EAI). All Rights Reserved.

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