OSS awards OSCAR - the world's most advanced oil-water separator

OSS Group Ltd has awarded Industrial Waste Treatment Ltd three throughput process contracts for the installation of the world's most advanced piece of equipment to treat oily dirty water at its Stourport plant.

The patented £500,000 system, named OSCAR - Oil Separation Concentration and Recovery - is the only one in the world to use APR (Accelerated Phase Separation) technology to strip out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the evaporation process. It has been developed by Kidderminster-based Industrial Waste Treatment Ltd.

The move is part of OSS Group's global environmental strategy to lead the industry in recycling valuable resources and to embrace the forthcoming legislative changes that will shape the future of specialist waste management.

OSCAR, which will also shortly be installed at the company's largest plant at Morley, near Leeds, is ideal for many other manufacturing applications which produce soluble oil, for example the metal grinding, pharmaceutical and catering industries.

Andy McNair, managing director of OSS Group, comments: "The introduction of OSCAR is a giant leap forward in our environmental strategy and we are delighted that we are leading the industry with the first installation of its kind in the world."

Richard Lilleystone, director of Industrial Waste Treatment, added: "After a great deal of research and development, we now have a process that is second to none. In addition to a new standard of environmental compliance, the installation has given the OSS Group a leading edge on the market, and with a second installation imminent, we feel that we have made a valuable contribution to the companies current and future profit."


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