Solving Oil Water Separator Problems

<< Back to Knowledge Center


Kirby S. Mohr, P.E.
Mohr Separations Research, Inc.
Lewisville, TX

A paper presented at the 1995 International Symposium on Public Works and the Human Environment, Seattle Washington, 1995


Included in the paper are discussions of contaminants expected to be present in stormwater runoff, the expected concentrations of these contaminants, estimation methods for determining the amount of runoff water to be processed, and methods used to treat the water for contaminant removal.   Information is presented on both US domestic and international treatment methods. Emphasis is placed on hydrocarbons in the stormwater and removal of these hydrocarbons to acceptable levels. A discussion is also provided concerning legal considerations in treating stormwater.