car wash recycling Articles

  • Freytech oil water separators in car wash applications

    Knowing that oil can get into the reclaim water, David F. Roberts, the President of Freytech Inc., recommends the use of an enhanced coalescing oil water separator. “Even trace amounts of oil in the recycled water can diminish the quality of the wash,” he said. “An ‘oil trap’ is not enough since it is simply a tank with baffled walls which does trap some of the oil ...


    By Freytech Inc.

  • Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

    Wastewater Treatment Plant, Robina Car Wash, Qld Case Study: Car Wash WWTP Client: Robina Car Wash Year: 2012 Capacity: 800 l/h BACKGROUND Car washes use very little potable (mains drinking) water by using fine nozzles and high pressure hoses. Linked ...


    By Hydrasyst

  • Car Washing Efficiently: Carlovers Carwash Limited

     Background Since 1988, CarLovers Carwash Limited has operated a network of automatic and self-serve carwash facilities throughout Australia. CarLovers currently has 87 carwash outlets operating in Australia. Pre-existing Process Previous car wash facilities discharged all their wash water to sewer and did not reuse the wash water. ...


  • Car wash wastewater treatment and water reuse – a case study

    Recent features of a car wash wastewater reclamation system and results from a full-scale car wash wastewater treatment and recycling process are reported. This upcoming technology comprises a new flocculation–column flotation process, sand filtration, and a final chlorination. A water usage and savings audit (22 weeks) showed that almost 70% reclamation was possible, and fewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taylor made washing lines for wet recycling of conterminated plastics

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. NEUE HERBOLD washing lines, produce granules or flakes with a high quality even at today's ...

  • Tailor-made washing lines for wet recycling of conterminated plastics

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. ...

  • Treatment of Water-Wash Paintbooth Effluents in the Automotive Industry

    During the coating process of car bodies in water-wash spray booth, around 40% of the sprayed paint does not reach the support; these paint particles sprayed into the air are called “overspray”. By using a dawn-draft positive air pressure coming from the ceiling of the cabin, the polluted air is forced vertically downward toward a grating on the floor under which a constant stream of water is ...

  • Improved Wastewater by Design of Washing Technology: Lee and Thomas Electrics

    Lee and Thomas Auto Electrics received a nasty surprise when it discovered that it had violated environmental regulations. An even nastier surprise was the $10,000 quote for installing a commercial separator to remove the offending oils and waste from the wash water it used on the auto parts it serviced. But the company staff put on their thinking caps and built an alternative system that met the ...


  • Spray Painting Industry: Wynnum Car Renovators Panel Beating & Towing

     Background Wynnum Car Renovators Panel Beating & Towing (WCR) is a medium sized spray painting and panel beating workshop which employs eight staff. Over the years, Peter Watson (Manager of WCR) has been continuously thinking of ways to improve his business productivity, reduce operating costs, and help protect the environment. He has to date introduced a number of waste ...


  • Wastewater Recycling: Radiator Warehouse

     Radiator Warehouse is a small company that has been able to compete and grow through innovation and a commitment to cleaner production. After surveying available technology for recycling water and reducing chemicals, it decided to develop its own, much simpler system at a cost of only $10,000. This was not only cheaper than available overseas technologies, but was also just half the cost of ...


  • How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

    We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household waste being collected once a fortnight with a ...


    By Challenger Handling Limited

  • ‘Treasures from Wasteland’ by Secco

    How about a handbag made from a car tyre’s inner tube? Or a serving bowl fashioned from an old washing machine drum? Where others see waste, the owners of a shop called Secco perceive an opportunity. ‘Waste is our treasure - we seek to find new life and new uses in waste,’ says Secco Finland’s Managing Director Maarit ...


    By Recycling International

  • Acceptance of water alternatives in Australia – 2009

    In a nationally representative study with a sample size of 1495, Australian residents were asked about their attitudes to recycled and desalinated water. Specifically, they were asked to state how likely they would be to use these sources of water for 14 purposes. Recycled water was found to have a higher stated likelihood of being used for watering gardens (compared to desalinated water). No ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top Tips for Using Rainwater Domestically & Commercially

    Did you know that rainwater can be used (instead of mains water) for a huge number of activities and tasks domestically and commercially (inside and outside). As an alternative water source, rainwater recycling can help reduce typical household water usage by up to 70%, with hot water applications by as much as 85%. ...


    By Gutter Mate Ltd

  • Raising energy efficiency in a new materials economy - Part II

    There is a vast worldwide potential for cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by reducing the use of materials. This begins with the major metals--steel, aluminum, and copper--where recycling requires only a fraction of the energy needed to produce these metals from virgin ore, and with the recycling and composting of most household garbage. It continues with designing cars, appliances, and ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Automotive Dismantling: Mount Gravatt Auto Wreckers

    Background Mt Gravatt Auto Wreckers (MGAW) is an automotive dismantling business located in the catchment area of Bulimba creek on Brisbane’s south side. It is a medium sized business and has a staff of three. Since taking over the business two years ago, Mark Breeds, the proprietor, has made significant changes towards improving the quality of his workplace. He was confronted with the ...


  • Reducing your CO2 Footprint by Advanced Global Trading

    A CO2 footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activities. Of course most of us are aware that we can now calculate our CO2 footprint online. It’s largely just a matter of totting up our electricity and fuel bills. To then mitigate our personal contribution to global emissions we can purchase Emission Trading Permits (ETP). An ...

  • Bord na Mona Rainsava® rainwater harvesting solutions debuted at WEFTEC 09 Conference

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, today introduced a complete range of RainSava® rainwater harvesting products at the WEFTEC 09 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in Booth #2319.According to Shane Keaney, President of Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the company ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • How do I get that oil out of there?

    It is a common question asked every day by people in all fields of industry. Machine shops, steel mills, industrial manufacturers, and many others are faced with the problem of removing oils from coolants and wastewater on an everyday basis. They are faced with high disposal and maintenance costs. Some manufacturers are charged extreme amounts to have their contaminated water treated properly by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Sustainability in the workplace

    Being a Sustainability Practitioner you can imagine it’s a case of ‘practise what you preach’ and so we have taken the steps to leave the city environment and swap luxuries for necessities. This involves renovating an old house and attempting to reuse and recycle site material, whilst researching and using more sustainable construction material alternatives.My strategy is to work at home using ...

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