Oily Sludge Treatment Technologies

Oily sludge is a common byproduct of many industrial processes, including oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemical manufacturing. Oily sludge is a hazardous waste that can contain hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and other pollutants. Proper treatment of oily sludge is essential to minimize environmental impacts and comply with regulatory requirements.

There are several technologies available for the treatment of oily sludge, including:

  • Thermal desorption: Thermal desorption is a process that involves heating the oily sludge to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. This process vaporizes the hydrocarbons, which can then be condensed and collected. Thermal desorption is an effective technology for oily sludge treatment and can recover up to 95% of the oil content.

  • Bioremediation: Bioremediation is a process that uses microorganisms to break down the hydrocarbons in oily sludge. This technology can be used in situ or ex situ and is an environmentally friendly solution for oily sludge treatment.


  • Solvent extraction: Solvent extraction is a process that uses solvents to dissolve the hydrocarbons in oily sludge. The process separates the hydrocarbons from the solids, allowing for easy disposal or recovery of the oil.


  • Chemical oxidation: Chemical oxidation is a process that uses chemicals to break down the hydrocarbons in oily sludge. The process converts the hydrocarbons into less harmful compounds, such as water and carbon dioxide.


  • Immobilization: Immobilization is a process that involves fixing the contaminants in place, often by encapsulating them within a stable material such as cement. This prevents the contaminants from leaching into the environment and reduces the risk of exposure.


At AIMEQUIP, we offer a range of oily sludge treatment technologies to help you effectively manage your waste stream. Our team of experts can help you select the right technology for your application and provide installation and maintenance services. Contact us today to learn more about our oily sludge treatment solutions.