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Abanaki’s Remediation Pump Wins Pollution Engineering Award

CLEVELAND, OH – October 23, 2013 – Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has received the Pollution Engineering 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for its PetroXtractor™ Active Membrane Skimmer. This pneumatic active skimmer pump is entirely automatic and is designed to recover light non aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) from underground water at depths of up to 130 feet.

The PetroXtractor Active Membrane Skimmer is a combination of a pump and skimmer that fits inside a monitoring well, the only solution on the market to use a combination pump and skimmer technology. The unit features an advanced patented membrane that skims the light hydrocarbons and keeps water out of the recovered liquid, which lowers disposal costs. This selective membrane is designed to recover free floating hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosene as well as other LNAPL from groundwater.

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Unlike other groundwater remediation products, the unit is capable of far lower operation and maintenance costs. When full, the pump’s internal float kicks the compressed air on and discharges the product out. Once the hydrocarbon is flushed out, the pump can cycle again. Equipped with a start/stop design, the pumps will automatically shut off when there is no recovered liquid present. The automatic shutoff feature eliminates the need for continuous air supply, which helps to preserve the life of the pump and lowers energy costs. This skimmer will lower energy costs, lower hydrocarbon disposal costs, effectively remove free floating hydrocarbons from groundwater, and maintain a long service life with little maintenance required.

“We’d like thank Pollution Engineering Magazine for acknowledging our continued efforts to help ‘Clean Our World®’,” said Tom Hobson, Abanaki President. “We’re excited to bring this innovative, patented membrane technology to the market, and gratified to see outside industry experts recognize the product’s potential impact on the market.”

For more information about the PetroXtractor Active Skimmer Pump or any item on our product line visit www.abanaki.com. To talk to a sales representative to determine which product is best for your application call (440)543-7400, toll free (800)358-7546, or email skimmers@abanaki.com.

About Abanaki Corporation

Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. Use of Abanaki equipment often allows water and oil to be recycled, thus avoiding contingent liabilities and costs associated with disposal. Besides off-the-shelf oil and grease skimmers, Abanaki supplies custom designed (turnkey) pollution control systems for a wide variety of applications. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation, and recycling for more than 40 years. Today, under the corporate motto “Clean Our World®,” Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment, and environmental stewardship within its own operations.

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