oil discharge Articles

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Railroad Tie Facility Wastewater Treatment of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Facility Backgorund Amerities South built a new state-of the-art facility economically benefiting the surrounding Hope AR communities. The process goal of this project was the efficient removal of biomass and other constituents (both suspended and dissolved) from a rail road tie plant wastewater stream. The wastewater consists primarily of TSS, BOD and FOG and other polynuclear ...


    By Auquix, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oil Sand - Keeping the oil flowing

    Global Water Intelligence looks at the North American oil sands industry, its use of water, and the potential for developing new processing and treatment technologies The majority of oil sands operations are limited to Alberta, Canada, where oil is found in the form of bitumen. According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), there are 173 billion barrels (bbl) of ...

  • 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.

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