oil-in-water Articles

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. ...

  • Oil on Water Monitoring

    Northern Ireland Water operate a number of potable water plants around Lough Erne and the River Derg, these waterways are extremely popular with tourists and are used for pleasure crafts of various sizes, from jetskis to fully fitted 6 berth cruisers. These watercraft create an ongoing risk of floating oil from poorly maintained engines, as the watercraft have access to within 10 metres of the ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Oil Water Separation

    An industrial facility imports oily wastes and separated them using a thermal process. The process raises the oil water temperature to 180 degrees F and uses insulated tanks to obtain an oil/water split. The facility had a 3-day workweek processing 100-200K gallons/day and then maintenance of the equipment the rest of the workweek and often weekend(s). The majority of the work was keeping the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • A new way to Skim and save

    Oil and water don’t mix, efficiency and profits often do. While the oil and water adage is well known to biodiesel producers—it means feedstock is contaminated with water—it also offers an opportunity. Biodiesel plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment that help a facility operate more efficiently. Oily water is a major hurdle to efficient processing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Scrap Metal Recycling 1

    Integrated Engineers provided treatability services for the facility for three areas onsite: the oil water separator, tin baler effluent water, and aluminum shavings/cutting oil runoff. The facility processes and bales scrap metal for recycling. The three different waters were treated with Floccin J. Oil Separator The oil separator water is used to remove any free oil that is floating on top of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study - oil removal prior to evaporation

    Customer: Locomotive Service Company located in Texas - repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives and cars. The Problem: Customer installed a water evaporator system to reduce waste water volume and disposal costs.  Evaporator system included a small oil/water settling tank, but no oil skimming system.  Customer needed an automatic ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Simple method estimates the variation of oil production rate with oil–water viscosity ratio and water injection rate

    The proper design and maintenance of waterfloods requires comprehension of how viscous oil can be displaced by water, and how oil recovery can be optimised. In this work, simple predictive tools are developed to rapidly investigate the variation of heavy oil production rate with oil water viscosity ratio and water injection rate for 5–spot waterflood. Estimations are found to be in excellent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Challenge of Removing Surface (free-floating) Oil

    Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so. For businesses and industries that deal with oil separation and removal, the solution does not need to be expensive or inefficient. In fact, the answer may be simpler ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Validation of salt water disposal well treatment plants with handheld oil in water sample analyzer

    Salt Water Disposal (SWD) well operators often dispose a substantial volume of oil inadvertently when injecting salt water, thereby losing the opportunity to sell the oil on the market and potentially reducing the ability to inject water in the well. Injection facilities are typically operated with minimal instrumentation or system optimization, which means the operators don't know how much, or ...

  • 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.

  • A way to skim and save: a guide to oil skimming

    Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning efficiently. Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility. It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment or in processing. Sometimes, this ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Basic Oil Water Separator Design

    A description of the theory behind oil water separators and how they work. Explains Stokes Law, the factors within Stokes Law and how each one of them effects the performance of an oil water separator. Provides a brief history of how oil water separators were developed and the importance of droplet distribution to performance of an oil water separator. Provides a description of laboratory trials ...

  • Oil skimmer prevents groundwater pollution

    Idaho Recycling/Consulting and Associates (IRC) of Glenn's Ferry, ID helps small generators of industrial wastewater prevent groundwater pollution and comply with environmental regulations by recycling contaminated water, a method that is less expensive than disposing of fugitive oil, solvents, gasoline and other hydrocarbons. A typical IRC recycling system for such small generators as truck ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Leaks at Power Generation Plants

    Fossil Fuel Power Generation Fuel fired power generation plants have several oil storage tanks for feeding fuel to the power units. Coal or gas fired power generation plants also have oil storage tanks to be used for start-up or as a back-up energy source. All ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oil Field Produce Water Waste Water Treatment Case Study

    Industrial Waste Water Treatment Success Stories Oil Field Produce Water, Waste Water Treatment Produce Water, Oil Field Production 2 The US EPA is developing treatment requirements for the proper disposal of Oil Produce water generated from the oil / water from oil wells. The legislation is under review and is calendered to pass in October 2009. The current ...


    By Integrated Engineers 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.

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