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  • Auto Repair & Recycling Industry: Service and Scrap Business Saves Money, Stays True to `Green Roots`

    Auto Repair & Recycling Industry: Service and Scrap Business Saves Money, Stays True to `Green Roots`

    At Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Inc., old things become new again. Since 1978, Jeff Kurtz and his family have been restoring and fixing cars, as well as offering a variety of recycling services to Paxinos, PA, and surrounding ...

    Kara Dennis

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    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 were once abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers ...

  • Slaughterhouse Industry: Easy-To-Use, Long-Lasting Oil Skimmers Effectively Remove Fats, Oils from Kill-Floor Wastewater

    Slaughterhouse Industry: Easy-To-Use, Long-Lasting Oil Skimmers Effectively Remove Fats, Oils from Kill-Floor Wastewater

    For more than 20 years, J.W.Treuth & Sons Inc., a kosher slaughterhouse based in Baltimore County, M.D., has used a Model 5H Oil Skimmer from Oil Skimmers Inc. to remove fats, oil and grease (FOG) from kill-floor wastewater. The company recently ...

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

    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 ...

  • A new way to Skim and save

    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 ...

  • Evaporator Limits Boron to 5 PPM at award-winning chemical plant

    Evaporator Limits Boron to 5 PPM at award-winning chemical plant

    Problem: The biggest challenge confronting Rohm & Haas Corp. in building a wastewater plant for its chemical facility in Elma, Wash., was meeting Washington State Dept. of Ecology limitations on boron of 5 ppm. The Elma plant manufactures sodium ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., resolves waste oil problems

    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 ...

  • Simple way to reduce costs and increase profit

    Simple way to reduce costs and increase profit

    Packaged-food producers frequently use and then must discard large batches of cooking oil used in their process. Usually they drain most of the oil directly from equipment, but they must remove residual oil by regularly washing fryers, ovens, ...

  • Oil recovery reduces sewer cleaning

    Oil recovery reduces sewer cleaning

    Doskocil Food Service Company, a division of Foodbrands America, Hutchinson, Kan., produces 2 million pounds of pizza toppings a week. After cooking, the meat toppings are flash-frozen in one of two spiral freezers. Air currents within the freezer ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., helps upgrade oil/water spearators to meet discharge limits and reduce haul away costs

    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 ...

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules

    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 ...

  • Oil Skimmer makes oil/water separator more efficient

    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 ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves a vexing dermatitis problem in a maching shop

    Oil Skimmers Inc., solves a vexing dermatitis problem in a maching shop

    One portable Cart Mount System services multiple locations Concerns about dermatology in a machine shop? This sounds more like discussing ballet on the baseball field. Dermatitis is not a general complaint among grinder operators, but finding a ...

  • Oil Skimming...no longer a luxury

    Oil Skimming...no longer a luxury

    Tramp oils – hydraulic oil, lubricating oil and greases, and protective metal coatings, in coolant create expensive and frustrating problems. Tramp oils in coolant provide a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause problems ranging from ...

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Beckwith Machinery Company of Murraysville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in America, with 11 sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beckwith`s Cranberry, Pennsylvania facility also ...

  • Cost-efficient oil skimmer simplifies wastewater treatment

    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 ...

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and ...

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    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 ...

  • Plant gains efficiency by replacing vacuum-truck process

    Plant gains efficiency by replacing vacuum-truck process

    A steel min-mill located in Portage, Ind., that produces and sells hot-rolled steel in the north central United States and Canada. The plant produces about 700,000 tons a year and employs about 400 people. On site is an electric arc furnace melt ...

  • Oil Skimmers, Inc., solves waste oil problems quickly and easily

    Oil Skimmers, Inc., solves waste oil problems quickly and easily

    Many types of industrial processes create waste oil, which can be time-consuming and expensive to collect, store, and dispose of. Worse yet, without constant effort to remove them, residual oils can build up and cause hazards, contamination, and ...