Abanaki Corporation

Cost-Effective Solution to Removing Floating Hydrocarbons from Groundwater


Source: Abanaki Corporation

CLEVELAND, OH -- Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has created a new animated demo of its PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer. This pneumatic active skimmer pump is entirely automatic with no moving parts and is designed to recover light non aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) from underground water at depths of up to 130 feet. This skimmer will lower energy costs, lower hydrocarbon disposal costs, effectively remove free floating hydrocarbons from groundwater, and maintain a long service life with little maintenance required.

The award-winning PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer is a combination of a pump and skimmer that fits inside a monitoring well. It is the only solution on the market to use a combination pump and skimmer technology. The unit features an advanced patented membrane that skims the light hydrocarbons and keeps water out of the recovered liquid, which lowers disposal costs. This selective membrane is designed to recover free-floating hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosene, as well as other LNAPL from groundwater.

Unlike other groundwater remediation products, this unit is capable of far lower operation and maintenance costs. When full, the pump's internal float kicks the compressed air on and discharges the product out. Once the hydrocarbon is flushed out, the pump can cycle again. Equipped with a start/stop design, the pumps will automatically shut off when there is no recovered liquid present. The automatic shutoff feature eliminates the need for continuous air supply, which helps to preserve the life of the pump and lowers energy costs. The PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer is made of durable stainless steel which provides for a long service life while withstanding harsh conditions. It has no moving parts, is ATEX certified for high explosive environments, and is easy to install.

Visit www.abanaki.com for more information on any item in our product line or to to view the new animated demo on the PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer. To talk with a sales representative and find out which product is better suited for your application call (440)543-7400, Toll Free (800)358-7546, or email skimmers@abanaki.com.

About Abanaki Corporation: Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. Use of Abanaki equipment often allows water and oil to be recycled, thus avoiding contingent liabilities and costs associated with disposal. Besides off-the-shelf oil and grease skimmers, Abanaki supplies custom designed (turnkey) pollution control systems for a wide variety of applications. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation, and recycling for more than 40 years. Today, under the corporate motto “Clean Our World,” Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment, and environmental stewardship within its own operations.

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