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10 Industry Resources for Engineers

Posted by Guy Flynn on Jan 16, 2019 00:40:00 PM

An integral part of being an engineer is staying up to date on new discoveries, developments, trends and news in your particular field. The ever-evolving nature of the job makes staying ahead of the curve a challenge, but necessary.

Finding a good source of relevant information amongst the plethora of available resources can be difficult and time consuming. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 noteworthy resources for engineers. In no particular order:  

1. Water & Wastes Digest...

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Topics: environmental process engineers wastewater

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

Tube Type Oil Skimmer Solves Oil Refiner’s Wastewater Problems

Posted by Jim Hebert on Oct 12, 2015 04:18:00 AM

oil-reifnery 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 efficiency, the...

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Topics: model 6v wastewater oil water separators oil refinery white oil API separators

The Railroad Industry: Then and Now

Posted by Guy Flynn on Mar 17, 2015 00:23:00 PM

Emission control and waste management among top priorities for railroad industry today

Oil removal in the railroad industryOn February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. 

Key facts about the first U.S. railway include:

  • The Tom Thumb steam engine was designed by Peter Cooper
  • The first railroad track was only 13 miles long
  • Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of...
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Topics: oil removal wastewater runoff 6Vh railway railroad orts

Tube-Type Skimming in Mining Operations – A Simple Oil Removal Solution

Posted by Jim Hebert on Feb 25, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Mining Equipment Wash A steady flow of technological innovations in electronics, construction, healthcare and other fields is driving the resurgence of copper mining throughout the world. In Peru alone, copper production jumped nine percent in the first three months of 2014.* Industry observers predict that the demand for copper will continue to grow at a fast clip for at least the next five years.

Along with the boom comes an increased need for effective water...

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Topics: model 6v wastewater mining equipment washdown

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