This report describes the evaluation of an oily water separation system for marine use consisting of an Esso Coalescer for oil removal downstream of an AMF-Cuno Super Auto-Klean Filter for particulate removal. The system's effectiveness was inconsistent due to coalescer plugging by wax. The Cuno Filter was ineffective in reducing particulates. The best performance was obtained using two coalescers downstream of a surge tank which was used for gross oil removal. Oil removal efficiencies of nearly 90% were achieved with this system. General application of this type of coalescer where a highly polished effluent is desired is discouraged for dirty ballast water treating because of wax plugging which makes the coalescer inoperative. Applications for removing low wax content oils are suggested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Esso Research and Engineering Company

    P.O. Box 101
    Florham Park, NJ  United States  07932
  • Authors:
    • Skocypec, R J
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EE.2 TMR.72 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-1-35049
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM