Oil water separators are used when a liquid phase waste stream contains free oil and sediment, as well as organics that need to be removed in order to meet discharge requirements.
Although activated carbon and other media in an oil water separator can remove free oil, the cost is generally prohibitive. Therefore, it is economical to use an oil water separator, which can generally remove oil to a level of 10-15 ppm, depending on the internals which are selected.
TIGG provides oil water separators to remove oil and certain solids from various types of liquids. This equipment assists in removing contaminants prior to further treatment of wastewater.
CAUTION: Emulsified oils, either chemically or mechanically emulsified, will not separate in a gravity oil water separator. Therefore, either gravity or a positive displacement pump must be used to introduce the water into the oil water separator. Alternately, cleaning chemicals or quick release detergents can be used to release the emulsion.
For more information about TIGG’s Oil Water Separators, call 1-724-703-3020 or click here to contact us.
TIGG has over 40 years of experience in developing a broad range of activated carbon filters, adsorption equipment, and services for environmental remediation all over North America. We develop, design and manufacture equipment for the removal of trace contaminants from air, water, process liquids, and gases.