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How to Avoid Disruptions with Predictive Maintenance

Each day, industries throughout the world are negatively impacted by the ramifications of unexpected downtime — and pharma companies are no exception. These stoppages can be exacerbated further by increases in consumer demands, material shortages and supply chain disruptions. The best way to avoid the profit loss that these challenges present is to ensure overall equipment effectiveness through predictive maintenance […]

Solar project at wastewater plant; PRAB renews partnership; Dow wins award – Water Technology

The litany of problems and penalties associated with discharging industrial wastewater into sewage treatment systems is a constant concern for today’s industrial manufacturers. The environmental consequences of insufficient or improper wastewater treatment run the gamut from causing corrosion and other interference within those systems to the pass-through of toxic pollutants into surface waters. Add other issues to the mix — […]

PRAB Q&A – Conveyor Considerations

As an Engineering Manager for PRAB, Jason Luzader has experience regarding heavy-duty conveyors. In this latest blog post, he answers a few questions that organizations should consider when searching for a new conveyor system.   Q) What are some common factors organizations don’t consider when installing a conveyor? A) A key factor I see customers overlook when installing a […]

How Vacuum Evaporation Can Lower Multi-Stream Wastewater Treatment Expenses

Treating industrial multi-stream wastewater is a complex and expensive endeavor for many commercial operations. The high flow rates associated with multi-stream wastewater have traditionally required costly, sprawling treatment systems that occupied a lot of precious floorspace and consumed energy. Fortunately, using vacuum evaporation and distillation technologies as part of a comprehensive treatment system addresses these issues. With that in mind, […]

Candy Manufacturer Reduces Wastewater Disposal Costs and Recovers Concentrate for Reuse with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A multinational food group who manufactures confectionery products such as sweets, chocolate, and candies needed to reduce its wastewater disposal costs and recover concentrate from one of its candy manufacturing processes. The Challenge During the candy line manufacturing process substantial effluent was being produced and then hauled away to their water treatment plant at great expense. In addition, the […]

Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory Reduces Wastewater Volume and Disposal Costs with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A research laboratory center for a multinational company in the pharmaceutical industry develops a variety of innovative therapeutic products to help with respiratory diseases, rare diseases, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases. High quantities of water are used in their process and it was resulting in a high volume of wastewater and disposal costs. The Challenge During the typical day, the […]

Chemical Manufacturer Significantly Reduces CO2 Emissions and Wastewater Disposal Volumes with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction A specialty chemicals company that produces systems and products for the construction and motor vehicle industry was looking to improve both energy and material efficiency as part of their sustainability efforts, which is a key component of the company’s innovation drive. The Challenge As part of its sustainability goals, the company was making every effort to reduce its resource […]

Battery Recycler Achieves Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Recovers Over 80% of Concentrate for Resale

Challenge: Recover water and Sodium Sulfate from spent sulphuric acid from recycled batteries Solution: PRAB EVALED® Vacuum Evaporator (RV F 60 FF) Results: Zero Liquid Discharge and recovery of 80% sodium suplhate for resale Introduction A company who recycles over 3,000,000 automotive battery units a year, and produced over 40,000 tons of lead every year needed to recover […]

Microelectronics Manufacturer Reduces Rinse Line Water Disposal Costs and Sludge with Vacuum Evaporation

Introduction: A top manufacturer of TFT-LCD panels needed to reduce its sludge production and wastewater disposal costs at two of its plants—complying with local environmental legislation. This sludge and water waste was produced in both of the plants’ rinse lines, as part of their copper(Cu) etching production process. The Solution Because no two wastewater streams are exactly alike, in order […]

Digital Memory Storage Production Site Solves Acid Pickling Bath’s Wastewater Issues with Vacuum Evaporation

Challenge: Nickel in wastewater Solution: PRAB EVALED® Vacuum Evaporator (model PC F 24FF) Results: 70-90% of distillate is recovered and reused The Challenge A well-known manufacturer in the memory storage industry was searching for a solution to their increasing disposal costs and significant storage problems that were occurring as a result of the amount of wastewater coming from […]