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how to design a oil water separator?

Ahana Shrestha
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Any one has experience on designing oil water separator


Hi Ahana, is this to recover primarily the oil or the water? And what type of oil - is it food grade or for fuel? If you can give me a bit more information I think I can help. Harriette

Harriette Purchas gravatar imageHarriette Purchas ( 2017-12-06 09:29:42 )

Thanks @Harriette for replying back. This is the question asked by one of enquirer. I have asked him. As soon as I get back from him I will come to you.

Ahana Shrestha gravatar imageAhana Shrestha ( 2018-01-12 04:28:52 )

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Do you mean a seperator in connection to distillation of essential oil where the oil has to be seperated from the water (hydrosol).