More cost effective than pump-and-treat systems, oil skimming removes hydrocarbon contamination from groundwater without pumps and at the lowest cost. It is the most inexpensive way to remove LNAPLs or DNAPLs oils during groundwater remediation. Abanaki oil skimmers have proven successful in thousands of applications, including in groundwater remediation systems.
Oil skimmers can also be used to treat water before filtering, thus extending the lifespan of the filter. Oil skimming equipment is simple, reliable and low maintenance.
Oil skimmers surpass traditional systems that involve placing into the well a bailer, pump, or similar object that lifts contaminated water above ground for treatment. An oil skimmer eliminates the need to treat the water by removing only the hydrocarbons from the well.
Abanaki’s PetroXtractor belt oil skimmer is designed for groundwater remediation systems via existing monitoring wells, at depths up to 100 feet, regardless of fluctuating water levels. Hydrocarbon-attracting belts are specifically designed for each type of contaminant: diesel, fuel, gasoline, LNAPLs, DNAPLs and heavy weathered oils. Abanaki offers a variety of oil skimmer systems that fit into 2″ or greater diameter wells and that are capable of removing 1 gph to 12 gph of oil or gasoline.
Other Abanaki oil skimmer models, such as the Oil Grabber® Model 8 oil skimmer and Oil Viper tube oil skimmer, are ideal for use in trenches and ponds. Solar powered units are available.
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