SLOP OIL

Tony Weisner

Tony Weisner | November 11, 2019

Treating Slop Oil

Slop oil, also referred to as pit oil and waste oil, is like the kitchen junk drawer that we know we need to clean but we keep putting it off. As the name implies, the oil isn't suitable for reuse or sale downstream, and it can represent environmental hazards if not managed properly. The good news is that there are many possible solutions and it doesn't need to be a headache for you or your team.


We know slop oil can often be found in slop tanks, waste pits or be generated from tank cleanings that are left untreated and attended to as infrequently as possible. Without proper care, slop tanks can lead to onsite safety issues and waste pits can contaminate local groundwater. Our goal is to help prevent this by making the cleaning and management of slop oil a painless process.

Quite simply, slop is an emulsion of oil and water. An effective chemical treatment program consisting of emulsion breakers, reverse emulsion breakers and water clarifiers will help separate the oil from the water, so that your water achieves necessary discharge requirements (or reused), and your oil will be able to be used downstream. Since not all waste oils are created equal, there are 2 steps required to find an effective chemical treatment program.

  1. Request a Sample Kit from a Chemical Provider
  2. Perform Bottle Testing or Jar Testing to find the optimal sample for your waste oil

Now only if someone will help us with that messy kitchen drawer.

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