oil recovery skimming Articles

  • Testing of Oil Recovery Skimmers in Ice at Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility

    Abstract The mechanical recovery of oil in ice-infested water presents unique and difficult clean-up challenges. Ice can impede the movement of spilled oil making it less available for removal by the active components of oil recovery skimmers. Ice and slush that is recovered with oil can jam the skimmer, pump inlets and hoses and can provide an environment for enhanced emulsion formation. ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Free-Product Recovery Methods and Issues

    During my 33 years in the environmental field, I have been involved in a lot of sites with free product.  In the 1980’s light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) such as gasoline were removed by the following methods: Bailing with a hand bailer from a well Pumping with a 2 pump system (depression pump and product pump) Pumping with a total fluids pump and separating ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • Use of the newly developed ASTM Standard F 2709 (Standard Test Method for determining nameplate recovery rate of stationary oil skimmer systems)

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring skimmer performance, F 2709 - . Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity based solely on the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Choosing the right oil skimmer for economical fluid management

    Oil skimmers are simple, dependable and effective tools for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbuns from water. Although designs var’, ah oil skimmers rely on the fluid properties of specific gravity and surface tension. Most use a moving medium tu remove floating oil from the fluid’s surface, as shown jo Figure 1 (The exception is a floating suction skimmer.) Floating oil and grease cling tu ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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.

  • Cost-efficient oil skimmer simplifies wastewater treatment

    Tim Ruch, head mechanic at Viessman Trucking in Mankato, Minn., knew that oily sludge was a problem - specifically, the oily sludge in wastewater from cleaning out the company's tanker trucks. Meeting municipal regulations for wastewater effluent involved numerous chemicals, equipment and labor hours. However, after purchasing a fully automatic oil skimmer from Oil Skimmers Inc. of Cleveland, the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmers, Inc., pays off for Hon Industries

    The manufacture of metal office furniture has hidden problems which can make production of the end product frustrating and can slow up the production process. One such hidden problem is the presence of waste oil which builds up in the parts washer solution, leaving a film clinging to the metal sur face when the build-up becomes too great. If any oil does remain on the surface, paint will not ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Turning coolant contamination into a profitable oil-reclamation program

    What started out as an expensive problem of metalworking coolant contamination has been turned into a profitable oil-reclamation program. Van Huffel Tube of Warren, Ohio – a manufacturer of welded tubing – was spending about $3,000 per year in recharging a soluble-oil coolant tank that would become contaminated with tramp lubricating oil. The 1,000 gallon tank had to be recharged ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Lamor & Arctia study effectiveness of oil spill response applications in ice

    Arctia Karhu Oy’s harbor icebreaker, Ahto, based out of Kemi in northern Finland, is participating in oil spill response research and development in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Ajos and Tornio, during the first week of February, 2016. The ice trials will test and examine the effectiveness of mechanical oil spill response operations in ice and the behavior of oil throughout ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Large office furniture company saves money with Oil Skimmers

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. Pays Off for Hon Industries The manufacture of metal office furniture has hidden problems which can make production of the end product frustrating and can slow up the production process. One such hidden problem is the presence of waste oil which builds up in the parts washer solution, leaving a film clinging to the metal surface when the build-up becomes too great. If any oil ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Recent Testing, Training, and Research Conducted at Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility

    Abstract Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), provides a crucial intermediate step ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Drosrite extensive on-site hot dross treatment tests

    DROSRITE is a salt-free process for the recovery of metal from dross. In addition to producing a salt-free residue, it does not produce any CO2 or NOx gases. The process is highly energy efficient, extracting heat from energy in the residue and, thus, it does not require an external heat source such as a plasma torch, an electric arc or a gas or oil burner. A DROSRITE pilot unit built by ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada 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.

  • Remediation contracting, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested to attend a redevelopment site in North-West England to supervise excavation works in an area of known hydrocarbon contamination and to assist the developer in the short term recovery of hydrocarbons. Workscope A Response Team was mobilised to site with a mobile oil-water separator, pumps, pipework and an oil ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Application of the American Society of Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) New Skimmer Test Protocol

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring the nameplate capacity for a given skimmer system. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity that may bear little relationship to the ability of the skimmer, as a system, to recover oil. Manufacturers ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Bioslurping - Technology Overview

    ABSTRACT Bioslurping involves the simultaneous application of vacuum enhanced extraction/recovery, vapor extraction, and bioventing to address LNAPL contamination. Vacuum extraction/recovery is used to remove free product along with some groundwater, vapor extrac tion is used to remove high volatility vapors from the vadose zone, and bioventing is used to enhance aerobic biodegradation in the ...

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