Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater
A wastewater treatment company established and operates an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose is to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time provide a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California.
The oily water mixes processed by the company are obtained from tanker bilges, contaminated rainwater runoff, truck spills, oil spills into waterways, crankcase drain oils, hydraulic oils and industrial lubricants, contaminated fuel oils and rinsate from fuel tanks. The water treatment system on this site is designed to treat the water which is separated from the 'oily water mixes' before being discharged to the local publicly owned treatment works (POTW).