This Oil Skimmers, Inc. customer has been a producer of highly
refined mineral oils for more than a century. The company’s white oil products, which are used in the
formulation of lotions, creams, ointments and hand cleansers, require large amounts of water to make. The
oily water from the refining process, along with tank washdowns and runoff, adds up to a substantial
wastewater challenge. In an effort to improve its wastewater treatment process and increase overall plant
In industrial machining
and grinding operations, metalworking fluids are used to reduce heat and friction and remove metal
particles. Fluids can be water-based, including soluble oils and semisynthetic fluids, oil-based, such as
petroleum oils, or a mixture containing anything from oils, emulsifiers and anti-weld agents to corrosion
inhibitors and biocides, among others.
Oil skimmer reduces cost, increases performance and decreases material waste
are tasked with managing oil in the wastewater from their manufacturing processes on an ongoing basis.
Recently, a privately-held snack food manufacturer that produces potato chips established a goal to increase
chip production by 20 percent. However, increasing production also meant increasing the amount of cooking
oil discharged into the wastewater from washing the fryers used to cook the chips....