Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Power Magazine.
Oil skimmers are very effective in removing oil from wastewater before discharge but are also perhaps the
most efficient and economical approach.
Despite these advantages, oil skimmers are not found in every power plant. Some plants rely on less-efficient
oil removal procedures, failing to recognize that even a single release could cost more money than upgrading
a facility to modern oil-skimming equipment.
An oil skimmer (Figure 8) efficiently removes oil from water continuously and puts it into a collection...