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  • Oil Skimmer makes oil/water separator more efficient

    Industrial facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant's wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Traditionally, the separator industry has either used overflow skimmer pipes or weirs, or ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil/water separator and oil skimmer companies work together to help power generation facilities

    Power generation facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant’s wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Knowing what his customers were faced with, Dave Goding, president, Mercer ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Enhanced Removal of Separate Phase Viscous Fuel by Electrical Resistance Heating and multi phase Extraction

    Abstract A floating hydrocarbon plume at a manufacturing facility in Georgia was remediated using electrical resistance heating (ERH) and multi-phase extraction. The hydrocarbon was a specialty fuel similar to kerosene or diesel fuel. Initially, hydrocarbon covered an area of 4900 ft2 (500 m2) and was up to l0 ft (3 m) thick, with most wells containing 1-3 ft (0.5-1 m) of hydrocarbon. ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Analysis of monitoring results of the separation and greywater treatment system at Chester Woods Park, Olmsted County, Minn.

    Introduction In 1993, Olmsted County installed an advanced individual sewage treatment system (ISTS) at the caretaker's residence at a County-owned park to demonstrate waste load reduction and downsizing of drainfield area. The subject system has two components--1) a composting/vermiculture blackwater system and a 2) aerobic graywater treatment system. The separation of the high strength ...


    By Equaris Corporation

  • Oil and grease manufacturer gets EPA approval

    Oil recovery system functions flawlessly for 30+ years Eugene Parker, plant manager for Jesco Resources (North Kansas City, MO.), a manufacturer of oil and grease, purchased the company’s first oil skimmer in 1978. One of his primary interests was to get immediate approval on the cleanliness of the company’s waste water from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Parker needed an oil skimmer ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study – oil removal from central collection basin

    Customer Profile: Largest manufacturer of newspaper stock and toilet tissue in Toronto, Canada using recycled paper as the primary ingredient in their production process.  Customer collects paper, newsprint and magazines from “blue boxes” and other sources throughout Ontario Province.  Customer separates the paper collected and makes recycled paper ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Faecal coliform attachment to settleable suspended sediments in fresh surface waters: linear partition model validation and sediment concentration effects

    Controlled experiments were conducted to examine the validity of the linear partition model for faecal coliform (FC) attachment to suspended sediments and assess the impact of sediment concentration on the attachment. Sediments were collected from a river in Beijing, China and the suspended particles <62 μm were separated out and mixed with FC suspensions. The experimental mass ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Balancing growth and conservation - Precast concrete manholes become part of the stormwater solution

    When American Fork, Utah, decided to approve construction of a 175-acre commercial center, the city engineers had to consider the environmental effect it would have on a 45-acre wetland right next door. Under the EPA´s Phase II Storm Water Rules, adapted in late 1999, almost any city large enough to require a storm sewer system must balance growth with the environmental impacts of ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Quaker oats uses skimmer to reduce wastewater BOD

    The Quaker Oats plant in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada produces some seven million cases of Harvest Crunch® cereal and cake mixes annually. In the process, residue from the conveyors, dryers and other processing equipment ends up on the floor. Periodic equipment washdowns add water to the solid and liquid residue, which contains edible fats, starches and sugars. During house-cleaning operations, ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Skimming Oily Wastewater

    As large generators of oily wastewater tighten effluent controls, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting smaller generators. Some of the firms receiving their attention are smaller manufacturing plants, automotive garages, mobile equipment service shops and truck farms. Many of these firms do not have access to a sanitary sewer system that will accept oily wastewater. Because ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Case study - Aviko Lomm

    UASB refurbishment in the potato industry HydroThane STP refurbished the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bed Blanket (UASB) treatment plant from the 1990's at Aviko Lomm, The Netherlands. The UASB plant have been operating for more than 20 years and to guarantee further safe and sustainable operation - refurbishment was a necessity. Client Aviko is one of ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Multifunctional Well Implemented for In Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminations in Soil and Groundwater

    Abstract A recently developed Multifunctional Well has been implemented for the remediation of subsurface contamination caused by hydrocarbon spills. Four different remediation processes can be operated within the same well. At optimal efficiency of each remediation process, successive treatment of the capillary fringes, the vadose zone, and the aquifer can be accomplished. Each treatment ...


  • Types of bioremediation and their modes of action

    An Urgent Call for Change in U.S. Oil Spill Response With Bioremediation Agent Type EA* bearing out as a workable first response alternative to the use of chemical dispersants, contrasting evidence has become even clearer that dispersant use has been a huge failure. Dispersants have proven to be an inadequate response method with more and more studies showing an ...

  • Stormwater: Questions and Answers

    The whole subject of Stormwater is complicated. Here's a chance for you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater . . . and their answers. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit? The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging 'pollutants' through a 'point source' into a 'water of the United States' unless they ...


    By Ben Meadows

  • Egg plant treatment in Belgium

    DESCRIPTION OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY Between 3 and 4 million eggs are broken daily, 5 days a week, to produce egg-white, egg-yolk, and some mixed egg products for a total of 900 - 1000 tons of end-products per week. All is done under the highest hygienic standards. The wastewater treatment plant was built 10 years ago, when the egg breaking capacity was at 1.5 million eggs per day and ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Belgian egg processing

    Between 3 and 4 million eggs are broken daily, 5 days a week, to produce egg-white, egg-yolk, and some mixed egg products for a total of 900 - 1000 tons of end-products per week. All is done under the highest hygienic standards. The wastewater treatment plant was built 10 years ago, when the egg breaking capacity was at 1.5 million eggs per day and was engineered for handling an expansion up to 3 ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Case study - Aeration ditch upgrade exceeds expectations

    Triton Process Aerators Meets Future Nitrogen Permit Regulations When the a Pennsylvania Sewer Authority was researching methods to improve the dissolved oxygen levels in its wastewater treatment plant’s oxidation ditches in 2001, they decided to totally replace its aging brush rotor system. They replaced the rotors with the  ...

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