Abanaki Announces New Vapor-Tight Explosion Proof Groundwater Remediation System

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Cleveland, Ohio, September 7, 2011 — Abanaki Corporation has added a Vapor-Tight, Explosion Proof Groundwater Remediation System to their expansive line of product offerings. This particular system has been designed to keep explosive vapors from being vented into the atmosphere.

The oil skimming system consists of Abanaki’s unique PetroXtractor belt oil skimmer equipped with explosion-proof electrical components, vapor-tight belt housing, and a self-sealing well casing mounting clamp. Since volatile oils such as gasoline and diesel fuel are associated with low viscosity, optimum removal rates are achieved using the patent-pending LFO Fuzzy2 belt made from a special oil-attracting material whose tiny hairs increase surface area and collect light hydrocarbons efficiently. Typical applications are remediating oil contamination from groundwater using existing monitoring or remediation wells. This system offers a cost-effective method for the removal of light fuel oils from groundwater compared to traditional pump-and-treat groundwater remediation systems.

The oil skimmer wiper blades scrape oil from the belt and discharge it into an Oil Concentrator, a small gravity separator that removes any trace water from the skimmed oil. The waste oil flows out of the Concentrator into a transfer tank where a pump activated by float switches sends the oil to a customer-provided waste oil vessel.

Abanaki’s Vapor-Tight, Explosion Proof Groundwater Remediation System can be configured with any of Abanaki’s groundwater remediation systems.

Eco-friendly groundwater remediation

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, groundwater and industrial effluent. Belt and Tube oil skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. 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.

For more information, call (440) 543-7400, (800) 358-SKIM (7546), or email: See the full line of Abanaki products at

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