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How Can Oil Skimming Improve Your Wastewater Treatment Process?

Posted by Guy Flynn on Oct 11, 2018 06:48:00 PM

industry-1968193_1280 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.

Not to mention the plant discharges...

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Topics: oil skimming process wastewater

Advance Your Manufacturing Process with One Solution

Posted by David Cehlar on Sep 28, 2018 11:26:00 AM

metal-machining Excess oil in manufacturing processes can have detrimental effects to overall operations, as it:

  • Shortens the life of machining coolant
  • Can result in costly equipment malfunctions and maintenance
  • Can affect the quality of finished parts

Fortunately, there is a solution.

Oil skimming can save manufacturers thousands of dollars in maintenance issues and ensure that finished products are the best quality possible.

Oil skimmers remove tramp oil from coolant or parts-washing solutions before...

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Topics: tramp oil coolants manufacturing parts washer cnc machine

Removing Oil Early – What It Means & Why It Pays

Posted by Guy Flynn on Sep 20, 2018 03:24:00 PM

Skim Oil EarlyEditor’s note: This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

Skimming oil early refers to removing oil as close as possible to the point of origin—ideally, where oil first enters the wastewater stream from the process that generates it.

The earlier you skim oil, or grease and fats, the more benefits you’ll see. Early oil removal can result in cost savings you might not have considered possible before now. By removing oil early,...

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4 Ways Oil Skimming Addresses Environmental Concerns

Posted by Jim Hebert on Sep 11, 2018 09:59:00 AM

oil spill cleanupOrganizations are increasingly focused on reducing their environmental footprint and making the best use of our planet’s limited resources.

Removing oil from process and wastewater helps your company employ cleaner operations, conserve water and reduce pollutants in the water.

Read on for four ways oil skimming addresses environmental concerns.

1. Water Conservation

Fresh, clean water is an increasingly limited resource that needs to be used responsibly. While water has historically been plentiful...

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Topics: oil skimming oil recycling environmental water conservation

Infographic: Opportunities to Remove Oil from Process Water and Wastewater

Posted by Jim Petrucci on Sep 04, 2018 11:38:00 AM

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:

  1. Before process water is re-used for an industrial procedure.
  2. Before water is chemically treated.
  3. Before water is entered into a...
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Topics: journey of water oil removal opportunities

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