If you are in your workplace right now reading this article, then I would invite you to walk over to the window of your office and look down at the ground below you. If it is a rainy day, you will see various rainbows forming on the ground and although they look very pretty and kids love them, this is a sign that there is oil on the ground and this is not good for the environment. Someone has been irresponsible when using oil or other solvents and so they have managed to make their way onto the ground and over time, they will eventually make their way into the water table. It’s likely that you’ve never noticed this type of thing before, but if you were to go down onto the factory floor, it’s likely you will see a lot more rainbows.
Customers nowadays judge businesses by how environmentally friendly their business practices are and so if your business doesn’t have anything in place to help separate oil from water then customers will vote with their feet. This is why you need environmentally responsible oil water separators that will let customers know that you take the environment very seriously indeed and you’re doing all that you can to help to separate solvents and oils from water so that they don’t end up damaging the ecosystem. It’s likely that you really don’t understand oil water separators and what they actually do and so the following attempts to educate you somewhat as to what it is and what the process is.
- The whole process put simply – In order for the separation process to take place, inside the oil water separator if you were to open it up, you would see a number of plates and these are used in the whole process. The key here is to be able to separate water from oil and other contaminants and so they need to be separated and then sent to two completely separate compartments. If you have to take out a loan to buy an oil water separator, then so be it and the reason why the process is so effective is because the oil will float to the top of the surface of the water and you’ve probably seen this many times yourself when oil has been dropped on the ground and gets mixed up with water. This is the rainbow effect that looks nice but is damaging the environment.
- Why you need one – First of all, you need to do what’s right when it comes to the environment and you should be endeavouring every single day to do anything that you can to reduce your businesses overall carbon footprint. As was mentioned briefly before, customers take green issues very seriously indeed and if it is found that you are not taking the right steps to separate your oil from water then people will take their business elsewhere.
Hopefully these two reasons have convinced you why it is so important to be more environmentally responsible and so purchasing an oil water separator is an excellent first step.