Oil Water Separation Articles

  • Case study - Aviko Lomm

    UASB refurbishment in the potato industry HydroThane STP refurbished the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bed Blanket (UASB) treatment plant from the 1990's at Aviko Lomm, The Netherlands. The UASB plant have been operating for more than 20 years and to guarantee further safe and sustainable operation - refurbishment was a necessity. Client Aviko is one of ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of chemicals - Case Study

    Showers in indoor swimming pool was legionella-free without dangerous chemicals In the spring of 2012 dangerous legionella bacteria outbreak was found in the shower installation in Osby swimming hall in Sweden. Now the shower installation is completely legionella free, and secure the visitors against future outbreaks, by using a harmless and biodegradable liquid NEUTHOX. Each ...

  • Bulk Bag System Design Considerations

    Designing a new Bulk Bag Mix Tank Feed System? Here are some considerations during the design phase that will help meet expectations of plant managers and operators alike: Gravity feed of solution or metering pumps: Depending on the installation, solution/slurry from the mix tank can be gravity fed to process or if discharging into pressure, ...


    By IPM Systems, LLC

  • Enhanced separation of hop oils by flow-modulated GC×GC–TOF MS with Tandem Ionisation

    Beer contains hundreds of organic ingredients, with concentrations spanning many orders of magnitude, and including monoterpenes (C10) and sesquiterpenes (C15). These are aroma-active hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of various plants, including hops, and provide much of the characteristic ‘bitterness’ of the finished beer. Of the greatest importance for beer is the ...


    By SepSolve Analytical

  • What’s the big deal about ion mobility mass spectrometry?

    Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a technique that differentiates ions based on their size, shape, charge, and mass. While often used in small, portable devices at airports and remote locations for rapidly detecting small molecules whose mobility is known (for example, certain narcotics and explosives) when coupled with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), IMS provides an orthogonal ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

    Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold – from 30 to more than 350 in 2015. For most of that time, ion mobility has been available commercially in high-end research instruments or in homemade platforms. Waters ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Removal of micropollutants with coarse-ground activated carbon for enhanced separation with hydrocyclone classifiers

    One key technology to eliminate organic micropollutants (OMP) from wastewater effluent is adsorption using powdered activated carbon (PAC). To avoid a discharge of highly loaded PAC particles into natural water bodies a separation stage has to be implemented. Commonly large settling tanks and flocculation filters with the application of coagulants and flocculation aids are used. In this study, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Plant’s Investment in GTI Covers Brings Both Operational and Safety Benefits

    The Utility: The Griswold Water Treatment Plant is part of Aurora Water, the utility that manages water and wastewater in the city of Aurora, Colorado, USA. This direct filtration plant treats 80 million gallons of water per day (302,800 m³/d). The Utility’s Needs: Originally built in 1965, the Griswold Water Treatment Plant had undergone ...

  • 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

  • Disaster and climate risks aren’t separate

    Governments must integrate work across frameworks if global policy won’t, say Zenaida Delica-Willison and JC Gaillard. Disasters are a serious challenge everywhere. All communities need resilient and sustainable development, and that cannot be achieved without thinking through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies. But many years of discussion and work on DRR have been ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Importance of the Pre-charge of Pressure Tanks.

    A pressure tank consists of an air and water chamber that are divided by a membrane. The air in the air chamber is compressed dry air. This so called pre-charge is a very important factor in the operation of a system with a pressure tank. It acts like a spring and stores the energy in a tank that is used to supply pressurized water when the pump is not running. The membrane that separates the air ...

  • Flotation of algae for water reuse and biomass production: role of zeta potential and surfactant to separate algal particles

    The effect of chemical coagulation and biological auto-flocculation relative to zeta potential was examined to compare flotation and sedimentation separation processes for algae harvesting. Experiments revealed that microalgae separation is related to auto-flocculation of Anabaena spp. and requires chemical coagulation for the whole period of microalgae cultivation. In addition, microalgae ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The dangers of separating science and environment

    We need to figure out a better way to communicate science that balances technology and nature. Does the natural world have any relevance to modern science? Of course it does; but sometimes it seems like that’s not the case. This is a myth perpetuated directly and indirectly through media, policy decisions, academic disciplines, even some science engagement initiatives: ...


    By Ensia

  • Faecal coliform attachment to settleable suspended sediments in fresh surface waters: linear partition model validation and sediment concentration effects

    Controlled experiments were conducted to examine the validity of the linear partition model for faecal coliform (FC) attachment to suspended sediments and assess the impact of sediment concentration on the attachment. Sediments were collected from a river in Beijing, China and the suspended particles <62 μm were separated out and mixed with FC suspensions. The experimental mass ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

    Tall oil is a viscous oily liquid and considered one of the most important by-products of wood pulp manufacturing. Through a fractioning process crude tall oil can be turned into valuable fatty and resin acids. Vacuums play a key role in this procedure. An application in Finland currently proves that technology from Hanover-based Körting is ideally suited for this purpose. ...


    By Körting Hannover AG

  • Evaluation of flow hydrodynamics in a pilot-scale dissolved air flotation tank: a comparison between CFD and experimental measurements

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of dissolved air flotation (DAF) have shown formation of stratified flow (back and forth horizontal flow layers at the top of the separation zone) and its impact on improved DAF efficiency. However, there has been a lack of experimental validation of CFD predictions, especially in the presence of solid particles. In this work, for the first time, both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of flow hydrodynamics in a pilot-scale dissolved air flotation tank: a comparison between CFD and experimental measurements

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of dissolved air flotation (DAF) have shown formation of stratified flow (back and forth horizontal flow layers at the top of the separation zone) and its impact on improved DAF efficiency. However, there has been a lack of experimental validation of CFD predictions, especially in the presence of solid particles. In this work, for the first time, both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Give it a Whirl

    The oil and gas industry uses so-called cyclones to separate mixtures of solids, fluids, or gases by centrifugal forces. The company ASCOM that was acquired by Sulzer in 2014 has developed a new generation of compact cyclonic separators with a large operating range. This equipment can be used inline inside pipe segments, replacing conventional technology that requires several large vessels. ...


    By Sulzer

  • Wintershall project - providing Germany’s leading oil & gas supplier with a superior alternative for oil recovery - Case Study

    A cost-effective, eco-friendly solution that replaced the existing conventional boiler feed water generation process for the Emlichheim Oil Field. IDE’s industrial water treatment solution has been in continuous operation since 1991, delivering 100% of the design capacity and ensuring steady, successful oil production for many years. Overview ...


    By IDE Technologies

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