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Design and Development of Belt Type Oil Skimmer

Raj Maisuriya, Vatsal Maisuriya


In the recent decade, the world has faces big oil spillage accidents into the oceans and made the huge impact on the environment. Sometime the oil is getting spillage through chronic and the careless habits in the use of the oil industries and oil products. Approximately over 406 million gallons of waste oil enters the oceans every year. This may cause huge damage to the aquatic life to separate the mixed oil from the water industries has various types of oil skimmer are getting used. The accidents of the oil spillage in the oceans increasing day by day and large amount of the oil is wastage. Also fishing and tourism were affected by the spillage. The environmental effect of this type of oil spills are not negligible as this is a global problem nowadays. The number through not tell the actual harm caused to the environment by such oil spills is innumerous. Hence the aim of the project is to design the belt type oil skimmer which removes the oil effluent from the water. Pollution has created lot of problem to the environment. By removing the oil from the water, it becomes free of oil pollutions oil skimmer are commonly found in two type’s oleophilic and non-oleophilic. The oleophilic skimmer are distinguished as not by their operations but while the component used to collect oil are belt, rope or drum. It can remove even a thin floating film of oil from water. This is mainly due to elastomer synthetic fiber material of belt. In belt type oil skimmer, the belt absorbs the oil from water which can be scooped out and collect into a storage tank. Hence this stored oil can be reused for many purposes. It was found from the research that oil removal rate based on the properties and quantity of oil present in the water.


Elastomer synthetic fiber, quantity of oil collection, time measurement

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