Who invented the skimmer ?

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Who invented the skimmer ?

How long has this tech been around?

Anyone got any research history on this ?
 

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I recall reading somewhere that Protein Skimming began or was invented in the 1950's in Germany, I think. That's all I know, not sure where I read it.
 

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Have a google for "Berlin skimmer" i'm sure they were the first ones out.
 
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Dr Adey from the Smithsonian institute......who else.
And explained in intricate detail to the world by Escobal.
 
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Although, according to Steven Pro:
Protein skimming, also known as "foam fractionation", has its roots well established in industrial applications. It has been employed in waste treatment since the 1890's to separate various metals, proteins and surfactants from solution and has been used in marine aquarium keeping at least since the 1960's.
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