The design of the separator is based on the specific gravity difference between the oil and the wastewater because that difference is much smaller than the specific gravity difference between the suspended solids and water. Based on that design criterion, most of the suspended solids will settle to the bottom of the separator as a sediment layer, the oil will rise to top of the separator, and the wastewater will be the middle layer between the oil on top and the solids on the bottom.
Typically, the oil layer is skimmed off and subsequently re-processed or disposed of, and the bottom sediment layer is removed by a chain and flight scraper (or similar device) and a sludge pump. The water layer is sent to further treatment.
The Coalescing Oil Water Separators are designed for applications where a high performance coalescing oil water separator design is desired using coalescing media.
- Water treatment
- Refinery process water
- Oil Tanks bottoms
- Oil spill recovery
- Bilge water treatment
- Fuel oils
- Refined petroleum derivatives
- Mineral oils
Features & Advantages
- Carbon Steel or SS304 / SS3016 construction material
- Effluent chamber
- Cover with gasket to prevent vapor escape
- Vent nozzle
- Adjustable oil skimmer
- Flopak Coalescing media
- Fixed water weir
- Efficient separation
- Compact design to fit inside CSC frame
- Flow rates from 40 to over 450LPM