Wastewater treatment is a major challenge for organizations
across a variety of industries. To better understand why this is the case, consider the following scenario.
A privately held potato
chip plant hoped to increase its snack production by 20% to roughly 72 million pounds a year.
However, the plant faced a major obstacle to achieving this goal: While cleaning the fryers throughout
production, large amounts of oil mix with wash water.
When water is used in an industrial process for manufacturing, cooling or washing, it often combines with
contaminants (solids, oil, grease, fats, etc.). Before this water can be re-used within your facility or
prepared for discharge into the municipal sewer system, it must first be cleaned of the oil.
The infographic below demonstrates four key areas where
oil skimming can be leveraged in the wastewater treatment process:
Before process water is re-used for an industrial procedure.