Solving Oil Water Separator Problems

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A NEW TYPE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY OIL- WATER SEPARATOR FOR BETTER WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Kirby S. Mohr, P.E.
Mohr Separations Research, Inc.
Lewisville, TX
Email: Kirby@oilandwaterseparator.com

a paper presented at the

PACIFIC NORTHWEST POLLUTION CONTROL ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING
BOISE, IDAHO, 1992

ABSTRACT Environmental regulation of oil in water discharges is becoming increasingly more stringent. Many localities now require oil content of water discharges to be limited to less than 1 0 ppm. Various types of systems are available to remove oil from waste or storm water streams. The systems available are discussed, including benefits and drawbacks of each. The design and advantages of a new high efficiency oil water separator system are described. Overall oil-water separator system design is discussed and recommendations for ensuring system efficiency, regulatory compliance, reliability, and effective operations are presented.