Solving Oil Water Separator Problems

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Mohr Separations Research, Inc. takes pride in being one of the most technically oriented separations companies in the world. Our Principal, Kirby Mohr, is a Registered Professional Engineer (Texas Registration Number 61629) and has been involved in the separation of liquids and solids for over 30 years. Mr. Mohr is the author of several short courses concerning oil removal from water, as well as many other technical papers on the subject.

If you are interested in getting engineering professional development hours for taking the courses, please follow the links below. The other documents provided below are available for further understanding and more information on oil-water separators.

TECHNICAL PAPERS

No 1.   Mohr, K. S.; A NEW TYPE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY OIL-WATER SEPARATOR FOR BETTER WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT, Pacific Northwest  Pollution Control Association  Meeting; Boise, Idaho, 1992.

No. 2   Mohr, K. S.: STORMWATER TREATMENT FOR CONTAMINANT REMOVAL, Public Works and the Human Environment: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Humanity and the Environment; Seattle, Washington, 1995.

No. 3   Mohr, K. S.: PROBLEMS WITH URBAN STORMWATER – CONTRIBUTIONS OF CONTAMINANTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT, Proceedings of the Florida Environmental Exposition; Tampa, Florida, 1996.

No. 4   LaRusic, A.; Mohr, K. S. DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A HYDROCARBON REMOVAL SEPARATOR FOR INDUSTRIAL STORM RUNOFF, British Columbia Water and Waste Association Annual Meeting, Whistler, BC, Canada; 1998.
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No. 5 Mohr, K.S., CouIson, A., Zarraonandia, D.; DESIGN, TESTING, AND OPERATING EXPERIENCE OF AN AIRPORT FUELING APRON STORMWATER SEPARATOR, WEF Industrial Wastes Technical Conference, Charleston, SC, 2001.

No. 6 Mohr, K. S.; EFFECTIVE PRETREATMENT FOR HYDROCARBON / VOC REMOVAL, WEF Industrial Wastes Technical Conference; Nashville, Tennessee, 1998.

No. 7 Mohr, K. S., AN OVERVIEW OF US AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS REGARDING HYDROCARBONS IN WATER EFFLUENTS, WEF Industrial Wastes Technical Conference: St. Louis, Missouri, 2000.

No. 8 Burns, D. L., Mohr, K. S., COOLANT WASTE MINIMIZATION USING A COALESCING PLATE SEPARATOR, WEF Industrial Wastes Technical Conference: St. Louis, Missouri, 2000.

No. 9 Gutierrez, J. M., Mamuscai, D., Mohr, K. S, UPGRADING PETROLEUM TERMINAL SEPARATORS USING COALESCING PLATES, WEF Industrial Wastes Technical Conference: St. Louis, Missouri, 2000.

No. 10 Foley, M., Veenstra, J. N.; Mohr, K. S.; UPGRADING A REFINERY “ONCE-THROUGH” COOLING WATER YSTEM FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION, International Petroleum Environment Conference; Houston, Texas, 1999.
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No. 11 Veenstra, J. N.; Mohr, K. S.; Sanders, D. A.; REFINERY WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT USING MULTIPLE-ANGLE OIL WATER SEPARATORS. International Petroleum Environment Conference; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998.

No. 12 Veenstra, J.N., Mohr, K. S., AN OVERVIEW OF US AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS REGARDING HYDROCARBONS IN WATER EFFLUENTS, International Petroleum Environment Conference; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000.
No 13. Kelly, H., Smith, B, and Mohr, K., MAPLE RIDGE FIRE AND SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE INTERMEDIATE TREATMENT OF OILY WASTEWATER FROM FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING EXERCISES, BC Water and Wastewater Association Meeting, Penticton, BC 2007.
NO 14. Mohr, K. S., Sembritzky, S. L.; DESIGN AND OPERATION OF A HYDROELECTRIC PLANT OIL WATER SEPARATOR REFITTED WITH HIGHEFFICIENCY SEPARATION MEDIA, Pacific Northwest Hydroelectric Association Technical Seminar, Hood River, OR 2013.

No. 15. Mohr, K.S., Gorski, J.; CONTAMINANTS IN RAINWATER AND THEIR REMOVAL, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association annual meeting, Austin, TX 2013.

 

Magazine Articles

Mohr, K.S., Coulson, A., Zarraonandia, D.; ACHIEVING “NO SHEEN” IN AIRPORT STORMWATER RUNOFF, WEF Industrial Wastewater Magazine, Volume 1 No. 5, December 2002.
The Oklahoma Journal Record, “The Art of Separating Oil and Water”, Sept. 2008.
The Military Engineer Magazine, “Removing Oil from Water” Jan-Feb 2014, 59-60.
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Test Reports

Gorski, Jacob; “Stormwater Total Solids Removal Using a Coalescing Plate Separator”, Portland State University, 2014.
Mohr, K.S.: “Field Test Case Study and Process Recommendations for a Large Machining Facility”, 2013.
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WhitePapers / Artlices on Suggested Specifications & Test Methods

  1. PDF: How Oil Water Separators Work
       ARTICLE: How Oil Water Separators Work & How to Use Them
  2. PDF: How to Design Oil Water Separators for Stormwater Processing
        ARTICLE: Stormwater Processing Oil Water Separators Specification & Design
  3. PDF: How to Design Industrial Oil Water Separators
       ARTICLE: Industrial Oil Water Separators Design & Specification
  4. PDF: How to Design Airport Oil Water Separators
         ARTICLE: Airport Oil Water Separators Designs & Specifications
  5. PDF: How to Design Electric Utility Oil Water Separators
         ARTICLE: Electric Utility Oil Water Separators Design & Specifications
  6. PDF: How to Design Oil Water Separators : Vehicle, Railroad, Aircraft Maintenance Facilities
         ARTICLE: Vehicle Maintenance Facilities Oil Water Separator Design
  7. PDF: MSR Coalescing Media Typical Specifications
         ARTICLE: Coalescing Plate Separators – API Type Separators
  8. PDF: Metal Aboveground Separator Specifications
  9. PDF: Coolant Recovery Test Results
  10. PDF: MSR Recommended Jar Test Procedure for Determining Separability
  11. PDF: How to Take Oil Water Separator Samples
  12. PDF: MSR Recommended Analytical Procedure
  13. PDF: Proposed BMP using Coalescing Media to Remove Oil from Stormwater
  14. PDF: Oil Water Separator Test Procedure

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