Published: Oct 1998
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An oleophilic drum skimmer uses adhesion of oil to the surface of a cylindrical drum for recovery. As the skimmer drum is rotated through the slick, oil adheres to the drum surface and is scraped off into a sump and then pumped away. Drum 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. There are also double, counter-rotating drum skimmers.