Skimming Off the (Wastewater) Surface

June 2009
Pollution Engineering;Jun2009, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p37
Trade Publication
The article reports on the benefits of skimming oil from wastewater and recycle it or resell it in an industrial heater in the U.S. It notes that recovered or used oil has a thicker viscosity and posses greater energy than fuel oil and coal. It also adds that oil burning prevents oil from entering the watershed and could reduce the risk of transportation spill. Moreover, it offers cost advantage to manufacturers.


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