Portable Oil Skimmer removes oil from water.

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Able to be hand-carried to any indoor or outdoor application, heavy-duty Tote-It® removes up to 12 gph of free floating oil from water and reduces bacteria growth in tanks, along with resulting odor. Product handles liquid temperatures up to 212ºF, and pH levels from 3-13. Skimmer is offered with 1, 2, or 4 in. wide belt, which attracts oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from fluid's surface. Contaminants are then scraped off sides and discharged.

Original Press Release:

Abanaki's Tote-It Oil Skimmer Offers Complete Portability

Oil Skimming Provides Most Inexpensive Method for Removing Oil From Water

Cleveland, OH, January 3, 2005 - Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming products, has introduced a rugged, dependable portable oil skimmer. Well suited for removing oil from parts washing and machining center applications; the Tote-It® also reduces bacteria growth in tanks along with resulting odor.

The Abanaki Tote-It's patented design is dependable and effective at removing up to 12 GPH (45 lph) of free floating oil from water. The heavy-duty portable unit can be hand carried to any indoor or outdoor application, from one tank to another. It weighs just 36 pounds (16 kilograms), so it's easy to move around a facility. It can also be used in permanent installations with limited access areas. With proper configuration the Tote-It can handle liquid temperatures up to 212º F and pH level can range from 3 to 13. The units mount easily and require minimal maintenance and cleaning.

The rugged oil skimmer's design is based on the company's proprietary belt skimming process that performs as the most inexpensive method for removing oil from water. Its belt attracts oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the fluid's surface, where the contaminants are then scraped off the sides of the belt and easily discharged. Oil skimming makes use of the differences in specific gravity and surface tension between oil and water. These physical characteristics allow the belt to attract oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid.

Applications for the Tote-It are found throughout a manufacturing or industrial facility:

· Saves coolants by removing tramp oil

· Conserves parts wash water and prevents recontamination of parts as they are removed from wash tank

· Prevents plugging of spray heads and filters

· Reduces fluid disposal costs and helps meet government requirements for water discharge

· Skimmed oil can be recycled and reused as a lubricant or fuel

· Effective even in turbulent fluids and fluctuating fluid levels

· Requires no tank modifications in most applications

Abanaki offers a variety of belt materials and widths (1", 2" or 4"), depending on the application. Oil skimming specialists consult with customers to identify the proper belt dimensions, materials and length for the specific application.

For more information about Tote-It oil skimmer, visit www.abanaki.com/013. To learn more about other Abanaki products, contact Chris Ott at (440) 543-7400 or (800) 358-SKIM(7546) or e-mail: [email protected].

See the full-line of Abanaki products and services online at www.abanaki.com.

About Abanaki Corporation. Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. Use of Abanaki equipment often allows water and oil to be recycled, thus avoiding contingent liabilities and costs associated with disposal. Besides off-the-shelf oil and grease skimmers, Abanaki supplies custom designed (turnkey) pollution control systems for a wide variety of applications. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation, and recycling for more than 30 years.

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