SAS cleans up

Micro-emulsion technology specialists, Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has signed an 18-year supply contract to a market estimated to be worth over £50 million across Europe.


Micro-emulsion technology specialists, Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has announced the signing of an 18-year supply contract to a market estimated to be worth over £50 million across Europe.



SAS is to provide Ondeo Industrial Solutions with a range of microemulsion cleaning product and support services for the Ineos (formerly BP and Innovene) petrochemical complex in Grangemouth, Scotland.



The 18-year contract covers the use of the microemulsion technology and method of application developed and patented by SAS for the treatment and remediation of refinery crude oil slop wastes and other hydrocarbon contaminated wastes from petrochemical processes and installations.



This technology in combination with the latest engineering and expertise available in waste processing from Ondeo Industrial Solutions will bring to the market a new method of waste treatment and minimisation.



It is hoped that the new strategic partnership will be able to greatly reduce the volume of hydrocarbon wastes produced from industry operations, recover the oil for recycling and clean water for disposal along with a small fraction of non-hazardous solid materials.


‘The combination of the latest separation and mixing technology together with the SAS chemistry delivers significant savings on current disposal routes and offers a sustainable environmental solution,’ said Laurence Bower , Corporate Vice President and UK Managing Director of Ondeo. ‘We are currently processing significant volumes oily waste and will be rolling out the package across UK and Europe in the coming months.’