The Most Recent Researches in Oily Sludge Remediation Process

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran

2 Research Center of Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran


This paper talks about the sludge characteristics and conventional methods for remediation of oil from sludge and also the main part of
the study is focused on the previous literatures to describe the most recent researches in oily sludge remediation process. Conventional
characterization parameters can be grouped in physical, chemical and biological parameters:
Physical parameters give general information on sludge process ability and hand ability;
Chemical parameters are relevant to the presence of nutrients and toxic/dangerous compounds, so they become necessary in the case
of utilization in agriculture;
Biological parameters give information on microbial activity and organic matter/ pathogens presence, thus allowing the safety of use
to be evaluated.