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Benefits of Oil Skimming

greenerideal.com -- Waste oil simply must be recovered whenever possible. This is economical and environmentally responsible, because recovered oil can be rehabilitated, recycled, and resold. Modern oil skimming systems are extremely efficient and can process a large amount of oil from divergent mediums without difficulty. The machines are largely self-regulating and can adjust to differing water levels or flow rates. Skimmed oil is diverted to a compartment for easy retrieval, and the oil can be recycled with little further effort.

There are three major types of oil skimmers, each with different strengths and weaknesses.

Weir skimmers are the easiest to comprehend, as they simply allow liquid to flow over an inclined plane and then use the differing viscosities of oil and other fluids to separate them


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Submitted Nov 26, 2012 By: teafortwo
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:19:58 AM

Makes sense.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:28:53 PM


Right you are, teafortwo. There is every reason to recover oil, including monetary and environmental.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:36:13 PM


Oil is a valuable resource because of its many unique chemical properties.

The fact that oil can be used and reused, again and again, while still maintaining its' original useful properties makes it all the more valuable.

Oil is also very toxic.

Using oil, and reusing and recycling oil can be a good thing.

Keeping oil out of our water and food chain is also a good thing ;0}

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:01:47 PM

Cool!
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SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:51:01 AM

Hopefully the process is really as efficient as this article claims.
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nordlead
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:36:31 AM

When we are talking waste oil here are we talking oil spills or used oil from vehicles? if it's used oil why is there water in it????

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Oil leaks from cars all the time into the streets and into the water system. Oil gets put down sinks (illegally dumped or washed off of hands for example). Oil gets all over the place despite the fact that people do recycle it where applicable.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:15:03 AM

Water treatment plants should all have those to recover the oil, recycle it or burn it to generate power.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:03:51 AM

I like to recycle. I know where to take my oil for recycling on the rare occasion that I change my own oil...in my car.

For the deep frier, no idea where to take the oil.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:43:16 AM

there are companies who pickup waste motor and cooking oils for reprocessing around but they aren't widely advertised
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:26:24 AM

Skimming oils is not limited to petroleum as the article alluded. Food processing facilities may have substantial quantities of oils in their waste streams.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:38:48 AM

It takes a lot of effort to get to this resource in the first place. Let's not waste it.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:15:17 AM

Why is this not in the mainstream media?
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:57:32 AM

One case where skimming is good!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:48:41 AM

No brainer.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:46:45 AM

interesting...learned a few things
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:37:32 AM

When we are talking waste oil here are we talking oil spills or used oil from vehicles? if it's used oil why is there water in it????
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:35:41 AM

K...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:29:14 AM

Now I can sleep...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:30:51 AM

Yeah, but not having oil spills is the best answer.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:28:12 AM

Sounds good - waste not want not
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:24:31 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:19:25 AM

We have only skimmed the surface of this.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:18:37 AM

Sounds like win-win situation.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:16:54 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:13:04 AM

Good article on the three major types of oil skimmers.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:11:26 AM

Too bad you can't just skim oil off of a beach.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:10:55 AM

Probably will; work real on the oil slick in my backyard.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:03:40 AM

yup
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:00:57 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:00:06 AM

Great.. Lets do it....
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:57:50 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:56:29 AM

THEY WERE USED IN THE BP OIL SPILL... NOT A 100% OIL SKIMMER THOUGH... YET, STILL COPYING...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:56:08 AM

Multiuse fluids
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:55:53 AM

It seems we should do as much of this as we can. They have the profit money to make it work. There are so many leaking wells that we have to do all we can while we more on to better energy ideas.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:51:55 AM

Good stuff!
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Interesting...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:48:30 AM

Sounds like a good recovery plan, hope it is feasible.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:47:15 AM

A lot of Engine oil being sold has been recycled if you look for it. Many people worry about it possibly losing some of it's lubricating properties or some residual contamination. Because of those concerns it's less popular even though usually cheaper.
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One man's garbage is another microbe's food supply.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:46:28 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:45:38 AM

Do the right thing
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:42:38 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:35:41 AM

Just don't spill and you don't need to skim.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:34:22 AM

Just stop wasting, that would fix the problem lol
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:23:21 AM

sounds good
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:20:51 AM

Good recovery plan
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:19:07 AM

still don't undestand
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:17:47 AM

easy to understand article. well written and informative.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:16:50 AM

big waste
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:14:13 AM

I just love it when a plan comes together.All oil should be recovered from all oceans no matter the cost.
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