Abanaki Oil Skimmers Provide Lowest-Cost Method for Groundwater Remediation

Cleveland, Ohio, November 16, 2010 — Abanaki Corporation offers a cost-effective way to remove hydrocarbon contamination from groundwater without pumps.

Engineers in industrial settings have, for many years, valued oil skimmers as the lowest cost way to remove hydrocarbons from wastewater. Food processing plants, the metals industry, machining firms, and utilities have all used skimmers with great success for wastewater treatment. Recently, Abanaki has modified its products for remediation of groundwater. The skimmer’s ability to get into tight spaces and remove relatively large amounts of oils and other hydrocarbons lends itself perfectly to groundwater remediation.

Oil skimmers surpass traditional pump-and-treat 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 skimmer is designed for groundwater remediation via existing monitoring wells or remediation 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. The PetroXtractor removes up to 12 gph of oil from water and can be installed in well casings as small as 2 inches inside diameter. It elevates skimmed oil 100 feet or more for discharge into a user-supplied 55-gallon drum. For more information on the PetroXtractor visit

Other Abanaki oil skimmer models, such as the Oil Grabber® Model 8 belt skimmer and Oil Viper tube skimmer, are ideal for use in trenches and ponds. Solar powered units are also available which make oil skimming a portable, cost-effective solution in applications that have no electric power on site.


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. Belt and Tube 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 about Abanaki products, call your sales representative at (440) 543-7400 or (800) 358-SKIM (7546), or e-mail: See the full-line of Abanaki products and services online and watch the new product videos at

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