An oily water separator is a piece of equipment used to treat wastewater, making it safe to discharge into an approved discharge point, such as a sewer. It removes oils, grease and hydrocarbons, leaving only the non-hazardous water. The wastewater can then disposed of safely in drainage.
There are a few different kinds of oily water separators. Each has different capabilities, and they are used for different commercial and industrial applications. They are used to treat a variety of contaminants found in water, including free-floating oil, emulsified oil, dissolved oil, and suspended solids.