Amoco Oil Company
During Alkylation, a petroleum refining process, gaseous products flow through a fixed bed of alumina to remove the alkylation acid catalyst. When the alumina is spent and no longer performs it's function in the refinery, it is then sold as a raw material replacement by an aluminum smelter.
The spent alumina was previously a Class II non-hazardous waste. Reusing the material eliminates disposal of spent alumina.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Savings on disposal and sale of alumina were not provided.