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Solar oil skimmer removes oil from wastewater at locations without power

Abanaki Corporation now offers the Oil Grabber Model 8 with a solar-power enhancement, which makes the unit portable for use in locations without regular power sources.

The Model 8 unit provides a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 40 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The solar-powered unit uses a 12-V motor which runs off a deep-cycle battery, which in turn is recharged by an adjustable solar panel. It takes only a couple of hours to recharge the battery, and the solar option makes the unit ideal for locations far from electric service, at rail yards, and elsewhere in the field or in remote facility locations. Depending on the characteristics of the liquid, it is possible for the Model 8 solar oil skimmer alone to reduce oil content to less than five parts per million in water. The unit is used as a pretreatment before disposal, as well as in conjunction with coalescing systems and with systems where it prevents filters from blinding prematurely. Using an upper and lower pulley system, the belt runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. The belt travels over the head pulley and then passes through tandem wiper blades, from which oil is scraped off both sides and discharged. The tail pulley features flanges that allow the pulley to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged. The Oil Grabber Model 8 can be used in tanks with depths as shallow as one foot or as deep as 100 feet.

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17387 Munn Road
Chagrin Falls, OH
US, 44023


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