Abanaki Corporation Releases DNAPL Groundwater Remediation System
Product News Aug 18, 2011
Abanaki Corporation has announced a DNAPL Groundwater Remediation System designed to remove high viscosity oils such as creosote from groundwater. These systems are used to remove oil contamination from existing monitoring wells.
DNAPLs such as creosote tend to sink to the bottom of a well and require a specially designed system to ensure the oil is removed.
Stabilizer bars are installed on the belt oil skimmer to maintain close proximity to the bottom of the well for maximum remediation of the product. The system is capable of removing 12 gph of oil and can be installed in well casings with a 2" inside diameter or greater.
The oil skimmer wiper blades scrape oil from the belt and waste oil then flows out into a transfer tank where a pump activated by float switches sends the oil to a customer provided waste oil vessel.
The timer allows the skimmer to be run at the refresh rates of the well for optimum results. The poly belt material is utilized in these applications because of its durability and affinity to DNAPLs.
The new groundwater remediation system can also be adapted using other skimmers in Abanaki's range for applications in ponds, trenches, and wastewater pits. Abanaki oil skimmers and systems require very little maintenance, are easy to install, and have low energy costs.