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  • Analytical Solutions for Free-Hydrocarbon Recovery using Skimmer and Dual-Pump Wells

    Accidental release of petroleum hydrocarbons to the subsurface may occur through spills around refineries, leaking pipelines, storage tanks or other sources. If the spill is large, the hydrocarbon liquids may eventually reach a water table and spread laterally in a pancake-like lens. Hydrocarbons that exist as a separate phase are termed light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL). The portion of the ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: wastewater treatment industry

    Growing Snack-Food Manufacturer Reduces Costs, Recycles Waste A privately held snack-food manufacturer in Ohio expected to increase production of potato chips by 20%, to about 72 million pounds a year. While more potato chips would mean more profits, it also would mean more oil-laden wastewater from washing the potatoes and the fryers used to cook them. PROCESS: When ...


    By Oil Skimmers, 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

  • Grease skimmer conquers the most demanding interceptor pit

    North Star Steel, a seamless pipe mini-mill in Youngstown, Ohio, needed a cost-effective, low maintenance solution to oil and grease contamination of their descaling water system, including the sand beds filtering this circulating water. During a day's operation, up to 100 gallons of oil and grease from open gears, drive chains, bearings and other sources get washed into wastewater flumes by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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

  • Albert Looms in UK replaces saucepan with Model 4 Skimmer

    Albert Looms (used car recycling) recently purchased an oil skimmer to collect the oil from their interceptors and drains. Having previously used a saucepan with a long handle, the idea of a machine being able to do the work for them seemed quite appealing. Albert Looms' Operations Manager Ray Kirk explained, 'Removing the oil was one of those jobs that has to be done but is time consuming and no ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • The Effectiveness of Using Automated Belt Oil Skimmers as a Method of Well Remediation

     ABSTRACT In many sites across the country, groundwater has been contaminated by petroleum products due to leaky underground tanks or past spills. If the leak has gone unnoticed, a considerable amount of product could exist in an aquifer (underground water reservoir), and may be trapped in the surrounding rock. Remediation can take months or years to complete and is frequently labor ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Frying oil reclaimed with Abanaki oil grabber® model 8 skimmer

    Golden West Foods' (GWF) circulating water system picks up more than 200 gallons of frying oil every day. The oil enters the wastewater drains during sanitary washdowns. This oil sediment plugs bends in the piping that returns oil to the fryer filter. This sediment - causing oil overflows - comes from the the coating on products such as onion rings and French toast made at the company's Bedford, ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmer helps jet fuel recovery system fly

    How do you recover free-phase jet fuel (JP-5) from nearly seven acres of air station groundwater under a tank farm? HSI GeoTrans, an environmental engineering and consulting firm out of Reno, Nevada, working in cooperation with a federal agency and private concerns, developed a cost-efficient and technically-effective remediation system to do just that. Innovative solutions, including the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Environmentally friendly cogeneration plant saves time and money with Oil Skimmer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Track Program is a prestigious program that recognizes the accomplishments of manufacturing facilities that lead the way for improving their facilities’ environmental performance (i.e. reduce air emissions and consumption of water). Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners L.P. is an elite member of this program. They have been recognized for ...


    By Oil Skimmers, 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Alternative to Pump and Treat

    Sometimes, an important technological advance begins with a small step – back! Such is the case with remediation of hydrocarbons from groundwater utilizing existing recovery and monitoring wells. For the past few years, state government has based decisions on the amount of clean up that they require by the risk posed to the environment. Risk Based Corrective Action, commonly called 'Rebecca' ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Ohio environmental service company skims oils and ends up skimming costs

    For Bluffton Aeration Service Inc. (BASI), purchasing an oil skimmer was more than a cost-effective method for recovering waste oil – it has been invaluable in reducing costs, generating revenue, and attracting new customers. BASI, located in Bluffton, Ohio, is a growing environmental service company that serves a variety of markets, ranging from industrial to municipal and residential. Terry ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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