Absorbent Polymer Separation

Absorbent polymeric materials filter water from turbine oil – just as filters are used to remove particulate contamination from such oils. Oil is passed through a polymeric filtration system. The material in these filters effectively removes the water while allowing the oil to travel back into service. This type of system can be very effective, but it is not practical for high water contamination. The polymeric media can contain only so much water before they must be replaced. Then the media must either be disposed of or recharged (dehydrated), adding to the cost of an already expensive system.