Ink Manufacture

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Courtesy of Integrated Engineers Inc.

An ink manufacturer was having poor results with the use of aluminum chloride and an anionic flocculent in treating their wastewater. The sludge was wet and sloppy requiring 4 man-hours to clean the press after each load. Chemistry costs were $110/1,000 gallons treated ($0.11/gallon). 

Floccin 1106 was tested and found to treat the wastewater very consistently and the cost per batch was reduced to $80/1,000 gallons ($0.08/gallon). An additional savings was generated as the sludge is much drier and the press cleaning takes 45 minutes. This is a savings of 3 hours and 15 minutes of labor, an 81% reduction.

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