Claimed as a unique method of mechanically separating oily water mixtures, a device called the RDS oil/water separator is being marketed by a US manufacturer, previouly known for his oil spill recovery vessels that skim oil and debris from the water's surface. Designed for removing microscopic oil particles from mixtures typically found in stormwater runoff, process waters and bilge and ballast, the RDS has been field tested successfully in such applications for more than a year, the company claims. It is said to represent a breakthrough in separator technology in that oil-laden influent is handled mechanically to "quiet" oil/water droplets so that natural forces of buoyancy and olephillic attraction permit oil droplets to coalesce and rise for subsequent removal from the surface. Droplets as small as 20 microns are removed and the effluent delivered contains less than 10ppm oil, an amount which far exceeds current EPA requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marine Week
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 37
    • Publisher: IPC Business Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Week
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM