The public's increasing interest is the conservation of the nation's water resources, which has directly affected many industries. Impacted industrial facilities are facing increasingly more stringent regulations covering the treatment and discharge of oily wastewater and now risk costly penalties resulting from public pressure for the government to control harmful oil spills and pollutant discharges. In general, the federal regulations that may impact an oil/water separator system include the Clean Water Act, sewer pretreatment regulations, and the Oil Pollution Act. This white paper will reviews these regulation and discuss underground storage tanks and sources and treatment of oily wastewater.
Vice president of sales for Highland Tank & Manufacturing Company, Inc., the largest producer of storage and wastewater treatment tanks and in the United States
Inventor of the patented Highland Tank oil/water separator and Corella® enhanced coalescer technology and has worked for Highland Tank for 34 years
His numerous equipment and process patents and designs are used extensively by petroleum, industrial, municipal, military and commercial facilities worldwide for the prevention of oil, grease, and hazardous materials spills into the environment
Worked in the industry in the United States and overseas for almost 40 years
Worked on nearly 20,000 oil/water separator installations for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and territories, 11 countries, and four continents
Wrote numerous articles on oil/water separators and storage tanks and vessels and lectured on "Water Storage Tanks: From Construction to Rehabilitation" for Lorman Education Services
Spoken about storage and wastewater treatment tanks at many events and meetings