Collection and treatment of oil and water mixtures

Oil and water mixtures are a very common waste stream. It caused when waste water has become contaminated with oil. These mixtures can also contain other contaminants such as sewage. Fuel oil, diesel, bio-diesel, or lubricating oils, etc are all kind of waste oils. These are legally classified as a hazardous waste. These are under absolute hazardous entries in the list of wastes. The only two exceptions to this rule are edible oil and in certain circumstances some bio-diesel.

How oil mix with water:

The effects of an oil spill will depend on a variety of factors including, the quantity and type of oil spilled, and how it interacts with the marine environment. Spilled oil have a specific density that is lower than water. It is susceptible to form a thin layer on the surface. The waste oil layer can be harmful to the fish, birds, and plants. However a more common source of oil spill occurs from the release from industrial, agricultural, and domestic sources. Therefore, the presence of oil in the ground, in water and on living organisms is considered as pollution.

Oil spills into rivers, bays, and the ocean most often are caused by accidents involving tankers, barges, pipelines, refineries, drilling rigs, and storage facilities. Spills can be caused by:

  • people making mistakes or being careless.
  • equipment breaking down.
  • natural disasters such as hurricanes.
  • deliberate acts by terrorists, countries at war, vandals, or illegal dumpers.

Once oil has spilled, any of various local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations may respond to the incident, depending on who’s needed. However, We are highly experienced in oil and water mixture collections. We are able to collect oil and water mixtures from your site. Whether it’s contained within drums, IBCs or in bulk liquid form. Our drivers are trained extensively to remove and transport your waste safely. It is important to remember that the clean-up techniques selected will also have a bearing on the environmental effects of a spill.

How to contact us:

Based from these facilities, our highly trained operatives have a wealth of waste treatment knowledge and expertise. Waste oil and water mixtures on your site need to be transported away safely and legally. This mixtures goes to an authorized hazardous waste facility to recover the oil. If you have a known waste oil and water mixture give us a call on 01646629089 to collect the mixture and free the stream.

Drainage and wet waste specialists

Room F1, Captain Superintendents Building, Admiralty Way, The Dockyard, Pembroke Dock SA72 6TD.
01646 629089