• Filtering Oil Out of Water: Will an Oil-Only Mat Work?
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel CSP, CET, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer. She has more than 25 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 200 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental health and Safety Trainer (CET), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She serves on the Blair County, PA LEPC. Her specialties include a wide variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, risk management, DOT and NIMS topics. She conducts trainings and seminars at national conferences and webinars for several national organizations. For regulation or product information, we can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email at xtechnical@newpig.com.

  • AJsays:
    02/03/2018 at 10:45 am Reply

    Are there smaller versions or similar materials to the Oil-Only Mat?

    • Brittanysays:
      03/05/2018 at 4:24 pm Reply

      Hi AJ,

      The smallest oil-only mat that we stock is 15” x 20”, but it can be cut with scissors or a safety knife to fit into smaller areas.


  • CSsays:
    11/07/2018 at 7:05 am Reply

    Can this or something equivalent be used to separate water from oil….thanks in advance

    • Karensays:
      11/15/2018 at 12:28 pm Reply

      Oil-only mats will not remove water from oil. We do offer a product called Water Hog that is designed to remove water from the bottom of fuel storage tanks. It will not, however, remove water that is emulsified in an oil solution.

  • Tysays:
    03/11/2019 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Will this remove oil from water?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      07/02/2019 at 11:53 am Reply

      Hi there, the oily water filter mat and the pour-through oily water drum filter will remove free oils that float on water. They will not demulsify an oily-water solution or remove trace oils that are suspended in water.

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