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    Chapter 3-Disc Skimmers

    Published: Oct 1998

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    (a) Oleophilic disc skimmers use the principle of oil adhering to a solid surface, and typically include a series of discs that are rotated through the slick. As each disc is rotated through the oil/water interface, oil adheres to the disc surface and is then removed by scrapers mounted on both sides of each disc. Product is collected in a common sump and pumped away. Disc skimmers are typically powered by a remote power pack (hydraulic or air-driven), which results in a light, compact skimming head that is easily transported and highly maneuverable.

    Committee/Subcommittee: F20.11

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10689M