Cost-effectiveness of hydrocarbon emission controls in refineries from crude oil receipt to product dispatch

13 Jan 1987

CONCAWE has recognised that, despite the relatively small contribution to hydrocarbon emissions in Europe arising from petroleum refining and distribution, there is need for documentation on control techniques applicable in these sectors,with an assessment of costs. The distribution sector was covered in CONCAWE Report No. 85/54 (1) and the present report covers oil refining from crude receipt to product dispatch. Data are presented showing emission sources, the base case hydrocarbon emission, a control technique, the total investment, the annual operating cost and the cost-effectiveness of the control.