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.
Oil skimming can have an immediate and sustained impact on your business. In fact, a Brill® tube-type oil
skimmer can pay for itself within a few months
through process efficiency gains, new revenue streams, and reduced equipment and labor costs.
During many industrial and manufacturing processes, water is
combined with chemicals, oils, grease, fat and other containments.
What is Oil Skimming?
Oil skimming is the process of removing floating waste oil, fat or grease from wastewater. It is the first step in any recovery, recycle or reuse project, and has numerous benefits for the environment, economy, and businesses.
Railroads are among the
world’s most environmentally conscious companies. In an industry that re-fuels hundreds of locomotives every
day and can use up to 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel for just one re-fuel, railroad yards must both prevent
and properly manage spills when they occur. When it comes to storm water and wastewater treatment, fuel
spills and oil leaks can pose significant challenges.
Spilled fuel or leaked oil at a railroad yard typically ends up in a collection...
When some think about oil on water, they think only of oil
spills in open water. “But mixing oil and water is quite common in the manufacturing world,” Jim Petrucci
says. “People who use water to any degree in manufacturing are going to get oil in it, whether it’s on
purpose or by accident,” he explains.