oil-in-water Articles

  • Oil Field Water Treatment

    The IE Oil Field Treatment System (OFTS) offers a portable, yet high-quality, answer for oil well operators seeking to treat produce water from their drilling operations. The OFTS utilizes the extraordinary separation and dewatering characteristics of the FloccinAgent™ line of products, coupled with IE’s technical expertise and experience in wastewater treatment, to quickly and efficiently remove ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study - oil removal from oil water separator

    Customer: Food Processor; forming and precooking prepared food items for the fast food industry.  Plant located in Upstate New York. The Problem: Customer operates three shifts of production.  The third shift is responsible for washing and sanitizing all food process equipment and surrounding areas.  Oil and grease from sausage and ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Case study – oil removal prior to water discharge

    Customer: Distributor of industrial gases located in Louisiana, USA.   The Problem: Oil and grease from pumps, truck loading stations, and other sites flow through a 2’x 2’ below ground settling basin.  Oil and grease discharging to the local wastewater treatment plant.  Water discharge limits had oil concentration ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Kimre Inc. LIQUI-NOMIX oil-water separators

    Liquid - liquid mixtures of contaminant oils (or organic solvents) in water (or aqueous solvents) can be separated economically and efficiently with gravity settlers or decanters. To achieve high efficiency separations, the settling unit must include a coalescing stage for removal of small droplets of oil. Kimre Inc.'s LIQUI-NOMIX coalescers provide high efficiency polishing of liquid streams and ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Emulsion breakingtechniques for oil in water solvent extractions

    Certain types of samples, such as those containing detergent, may form emulsions when doing an oil in water extraction into a solvent. The boundary between the solvent and the sample will have an emulsion layer that lias a cloudy or milky appearance as shown in tlris photo. According to U.S. EPA Method 1664, "if the emulsion is greater than one-third the volume of the solvent layer. Hie ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • With CETCO`s help, oil & water don`t mix - separating oil & water from gas

    One of the USA’s largest providers of midstream natural gas owns and operates 11,300 miles of pipelines, with natural gas gathering systems that cover 14,400 square miles and supply 22 natural gas plants, which have a total processing capacity of 10,250 MMcf/d. This gas transmission company’s onshore and straddle plant assets access natural gas supplies from the Permian Basin, Fort Worth / Bend ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Oil-Water Separator with New Coalescing Media Handles High Load Stormwater at HydroElectric Powerplant to Yield Zero Oil Discharge

    Background Removal of oil from water before the water is discharged into a river or other body of water is an important environmental goal. In order to accomplish this, a major hydropower producer in the southern United States contracted with HydroQuip, Inc.* for the supply of a state of the art oil/water separator. The power plant had several goals, but the most important was that in ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • How to Deal with Oils When Treating Contaminated Construction Dewatering Water

    Oils are defined as organic materials that are not completely dissolved in water and present in the forms of sheens, globules, droplets. If present at a construction dewatering site, oil will most likely need to be removed from the contaminate water before discharge in order to meet the discharge limits for oil & grease (O&G) and/orspecific contaminants of concern (COC) that oil may carry ...

  • Effects of dispersed oil on reproduction in the cold water copepod Calanus finmarchicus (Gunnerus)

    Following a 120 hours exposure period to three concentrations of oil dispersions (0.022, 1.8 and 16.5 mg L−1 + controls) generated from a North Sea crude oil, and a subsequent 21 days recovery, mortality and several reproduction endpoints (egg production rates, egg hatching success, fraction of females participating in reproduction) in Calanus finmarchicus were studied. Concentration‐dependent ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Cleaning fuels & motor oil spills on water - Case Study

    Background Nanobite Products proved how effective they are in hydrocarbon bioremediation on water with the almost total remediation in one week of fuel spills from abandoned cars. Read on… On March 30 2006, in Black Sod Bay in County Mayo, between 45 and 50 cars were transported from a neighbouring island destined for scrap. They were deposited at low tide on ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Adsorption of crude and engine oils from water using raw rice husk

    The raw rice husk (RRH) was used as a low cost adsorbent to remove three oil compounds with different viscosities (crude oil, engine oil and spent engine oil) from an aqueous environment. Some of the sorbent specifications were characterized using a CHNSO analyzer, Fourier transform infrared, scanning electron microscope and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy. With decreasing RRH particles ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental investigation of water alternating CH 4 -CO 2 mixture gas injection in light oil reservoirs

    This paper studies a WAG process for improving the recovery efficiency in light oil reservoirs. Until now, few references have reported the role of CO 2 mole percent on recovery improvement in light oil reservoirs. The injected gas was changed, and the effect of composition changes on performance of core flood experiments were conducted at fixed flow rate. Five series of experiments (varied in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Highland Tank 50,000 Gallon Oil/Water Separator installed at Con Ed Mott Haven Power Distribution Center

    Before the Brooklyn Bridge spanned the East River, before the Statue of Liberty first graced New York Harbor, and before skyscrapers rose above New York City's streets, the utility companies that would eventually become Con Edison were already building the energy infrastructure needed to fuel and sustain the city's growth. Today, Con Edison operates one of the largest and most complex — yet ...

  • Synthesis of graphene oxide–SiO2 coated mesh film and its properties on oil–water separation and antibacterial activity

    Oil–water separation has recently become a worldwide challenge due to the frequent occurrence of oil spill accidents and increasing industrial oily wastewater. In this work, the multifunctional mesh films with underwater oleophobicity and certain bacteriostatic effects are prepared by layer-by-layer assembly of graphene oxide-silica coatings on stainless steel mesh. The mesh film exhibits ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing Legionella pneumophila and biofilms from water supply systems using plant essential oils

    Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oils (EOs), supplied as commercial preparations, were investigated on Legionella pneumophila. Results showed that all EOs had antibacterial activity. Lemon oil ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Oil spillage

    An area of specialisation is the supply of pumping solutions based around their standard product range, but with a complete system designed to suit the end user’s specifi c requirement. Autoclude were approached by an environmentalengineering company who had to recover diesel fuel which had leaked from storage tanks and spread over a wide area. To limit the environmental damage and recover the ...

  • MOL oil & gas refinery

    MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Plc is the national Oil & Gas company for Hungary, it forms part of the large MOL Group and is by far the largest, in terms of turnover for the Hungarian sector as a whole. The project is a first for the region. API Settlers DEWACO supplied a fully functional sludge removal system comprising of: 6 nos. Chain & Flight type sludge and scum ...


    By Dewaco Ltd

  • Oil & Grease applications notes

    EPA Method 1664A & 1664Bwas developed to determine the precise amount of n-Hexane Extractable Material (HEM) and Silica Gel Treated n-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM) that exist within a water sample. The HEM or SGT-HEM that is extracted contains a mix of various hydrocarbons usually residing within the semi-volatile range with a boiling point greater ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • RECAM® for oil spills

    A huge explosion in BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people on the night of 20th April 2010. As the platform collapsed into the sea, the environmental catastrophe made itself clear with vast amounts of crude oil gushing from the broken wellhead. A survivor of the blast and fire later gave details on how he and other rig workers were kept at sea for 40 hours ...


    By SA Envitech a.s.

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