oil discharge Articles

  • How Do You Choose the Best Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane System for an Industrial Facility?

    As global demands for clean water increase, more and more industrial facilities are looking toward membrane filtration solutions, such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF), to help manage intake, process, and waste water treatment. Using membrane filtration can help your facility reuse wastewater and virtually eliminate discharge fees, and depending on the industry or required use, it ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Case study – oil removal prior to water discharge

    Customer: Distributor of industrial gases located in Louisiana, USA.   The Problem: Oil and grease from pumps, truck loading stations, and other sites flow through a 2’x 2’ below ground settling basin.  Oil and grease discharging to the local wastewater treatment plant.  Water discharge limits had oil concentration ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Invention of the Tire Shredder

    The process of vulcanizing rubber was discovered by Charles Goodyear (yes, you read that right) in 1839, and the development of rubber tires followed not long after (Source: Continental Truck). From there, it didn’t take long for worn-out tires to start piling up, and finding good ways to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Chemical Industry: Plant has Cleaner Discharge & Re-sells Oil

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. helps a polyvinyl chloride resins plant remove oil from its wastewater, enabling the company to re-sell the oil for additional profits.  ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil-Water Separator with New Coalescing Media Handles High Load Stormwater at HydroElectric Powerplant to Yield Zero Oil Discharge

    Background Removal of oil from water before the water is discharged into a river or other body of water is an important environmental goal. In order to accomplish this, a major hydropower producer in the southern United States contracted with HydroQuip, Inc.* for the supply of a state of the art oil/water separator. The power plant had several goals, but the most important was that in ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., helps upgrade oil/water spearators to meet discharge limits and reduce haul away costs

    The Oil Skimmers, Inc., Model 6V Vapor Hood Oil Recovery System is helping the fuel distribution industry improve the efficiency of oil/water separators and reduce cos t s as sociated with frequent "pump outs." PROBLEM: Small fuel spills are a frequent occurrence in loading areas when hose connections are made and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Case study - TPH in produced sand for overboard discharge

    Customer uses TD-500D to measure TPH concentrations in produced sand on an offshore oil platform in Malaysia.  The sand contains high levels of crude oils and must be treated on-site prior to dumping it overboard.  The TD-500D was calibrated to Sitelab's TPH calibration kit, product CAL-056.  Methanol solvent was used to extract the samples.  For comparison, samples were also ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Fuel Distribution Industry meets discharge limits

    OIL SKIMMER HELPS FUEL DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY UPGRADE OIL/WATER SEPARATORS TO MEET DISCHARGE LIMITS AND REDUCE HAUL AWAY COSTS The Oil Skimmers, Inc. Model 6V oil recovery system is helping the fuel distribution industry improve the efficiency of oil/water separators and reduce costs associated with frequent “pump outs”. THE PROBLEM: Small fuel spills are a frequent occurrence ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Reuse of California brine olive oil processing wastewater to meet zero discharge goal

    Abstract Reuse of low strength municipal wastewater is becoming quite common and many technologies are available for that purpose. However, treatment and reuse/recycling of high strength industrial wastewater is still a challenge. In this paper we present some case studies with implemented integrated systems to achieve zero discharge goal. We will concentrate on the description ...

  • Oil Skimming in the Beverage and Canning Industry: Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge

    Today, beverage canning facilities can produce 2,500 cans or more per minute on one production line. In the United States there are more than 200 can manufacturing plants. The canning process produces waste oil when seamer machines lose oil that is used for lubrication. This oil becomes mixed with wash water or wastewater and must be removed prior to discharge. Removing the oil helps companies to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Skimmer with rolling stand helps prevent oily water discharge

    Despite continuous replacement and upgrading of fittings, it is difficult to entirely eliminate hydraulic and lubricating oil coming from machines during normal operations and maintenance activities. This oil ends up in different pits used to collect wastewater throughout the plant. Because of high oil content, city officials would not allow plant wastewater to enter the Longmont sanitary sewer ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Evaluation of the pollution load discharged at an upstream industry – Egypt – and methods for its reduction

    Oil exploration in Egypt is a major contributor to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With 50–65% of the oil resources located in the Gulf of Suez (GoS) region, the impact of such activity upon the region's water environment and its quality cannot be overlooked because of the volume of effluent generated. The objective of this study (September 2000–September 2001) was to assess the impact ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing coal plants effluent discharge and waste pit volumes

    The OSEI Corporation manufactures Oil Spill Eater II a first response bioremediation product that utilizes natures own process to convert hydrocarbon contaminants to CO2 by speeding up natures process to remediate hydrocarbons in a matter of days or weeks compared to waiting decades, reducing the time toxic hydrocarbons can adversely effect the environment. OSE II can quickly ...

  • Ecotoxicity and genotoxicity relating to fish in wastewaters discharged from the Vilnius treatment plant

    The toxicity and genotoxicity of untreated raw (RWW) and treated wastewaters (TWW) samples from Vilnius wastewater treatment plant was assessed using fish (rainbow trout) at different stages of development. The survival of larvae and fish exposed to RWW in short-term and longterm tests reduced, whereas gill ventilation frequency, heart rate and relative body mass increase of larvae decreased ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., resolves waste oil problems

    Companies that provide reusable containers for shipping of materials and finished goods use a combination of processes to clean and restore the containers between uses. This makes for a wastewater stream full of many types of oils from both the residual contents of the containers and the restoring processes themselves. Of course, these oils must be removed from the water before it can be reused ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: oil services industry

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Techniques for Oil in Water Analysis

    The people responsible for conducting oil in water measurements understand that the measurement can be quite challenging. Wastewater from different sources can contain many different types of hydrocarbons, each with different chemical make-ups. On top of the lack of chemical uniformity in different oils, there has been a ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Skimming...no longer a luxury

    Tramp oils – hydraulic oil, lubricating oil and greases, and protective metal coatings, in coolant create expensive and frustrating problems. Tramp oils in coolant provide a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause problems ranging from unpleasant odor to employee skin rashes. When tramp oils combine with other contaminants in coolant they can form a sticky substance that clogs lines and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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