Many people don't know that oil skimmers work on light fuel oils (LNAPLs) such as diesel, gasoline and No. 2 fuel oil. Using a properly designed oil skimmer system and a special "fuzzy" skim media, light fuel oils are easily removed from groundwater, for far less cost than pump and treat solutions.
The heart of the Petrol Groundwater Remediation System is the PetroXtractor belt oil skimmer, which fits groundwater monitoring wells as small as two inches in diameter to depths up to 100 feet. The patent-pending Fuzzy2 oil skimmer belt is made from a special oil-attracting material whose tiny hairs are designed to capture floating fuel as the belt passes through the water.
The oil skimmer scrapes oil from the belt and transfers it to an Oil Concentrator that removes trace water from the reclaimed fuel. Next the fuel is deposited into a transfer tank where it is automatically pumped to a customer provided collection container.
The Abanaki Light Fuel Oil Skimming System can be configured with standard or explosion-proof electrical components. This oil skimming system is so compact it can fit in most standard underground vaults and, of course, it can be used above ground as well.
The Fuzzy Belt material effectively remediates light fuel oils such as gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil No. 2 from groundwater.
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