Most of the hazardous waste in surface finishing comes from wastewater that is generated by rinse water. Due to the substantial amount of this waste, within this $155 billion dollar industry, companies are taking quick action to mitigate the environmental risk associated with dumping, and consumption. One of the major steps is though pollution prevention planning and water conservation.
These plans must be communicated through the entire company, so that the people responsible can become aware of the issues and take appropriate actions to help with the solution. Steps for this process include:
When it comes to consumption, reducing the high amount of rinse water usage can be a challenge.
The Application of equipment and line placement must be maximized in a way that also conserves water.
Some techniques for reducing rinse water consumption include:
In addition to the above, adding a wastewater treatment system will be crucial to eliminating virtually all of the wastewater for disposal, or haul-away. Systems used for treating process water include: Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration, Vacuum Evaporators, Ultraviolet, and Ozone treatment.
PRAB has divisions for metal chip processing, fluid filtration, conveyors, and industrial wastewater treatment product lines. If you wish to speak to, or make an appointment with one of our product specialists for any of these divisions, please contact PRAB at (269) 665-1085.