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What Does an Oil Water Separator Do

Oil water separators are designed to remove oil from the wastewater stream. Removing oil is crucial for preventing the accumulation of toxic substances in our environment and bodies due to improper disposal of industrial waste. This innovative mechanism has revolutionized the way that we protect our water supply.

What Is an Oil Water Separator?

An oil water separator is a device that separates any oils in wastewater from the rest of the water. This device works by breaking down the oil into smaller droplets, allowing easier filtration of the wastewater stream through a filter, such as a mesh filter or an oil-water separator cartridge.

How Does an Oil Water Separator Work?

The device uses the principle of gravity and centrifugal force to separate liquids from each other. The wastewater enters the device and is spun at high speed, causing any oil to break up into smaller droplets due to increased kinetic energy. The centrifugal force is what separates the oil from the rest of the water in this process. Once all these droplets have formed, the oil is then drained into a separate container outside of the device.

What Are the Advantages of an Oil Water Separator?

There are several advantages to using an oil water separator:

1. The unit separates any grease or oils from wastewater which helps keep our environment clean. 

2. It can help reduce wastewater treatment costs by allowing you to push the oil to the outside of the unit. This means only clean water enters your home or facility, which can help reduce costs associated with treating this dirty water.

3. Oil water separators are relatively small and easy to install which means you can easily find the right product for your business or home application.

For more information on oil water separators, connect with the experts at Columbia Drain.

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