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  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • Wash Water Questions and Answers

    When the subject of Wash Water Recycling comes up there are many questions that can arise. The following are a few that are frequently asked are: Will it have an odor? What will its’ clarity be? How much is recycled? The above questions seem very basic but can at times create a complex response because of ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Soil Washing

    Introduction: Soil washing is a water-based process for scrubbing soils ex situ to remove contaminants. The process removes contaminants from soils in one of two ways: By dissolving or suspending them in the wash solution (which can be sustained by chemical manipulation of pH for a period of time). By concentrating them into a smaller volume of soil through particle size ...

  • Pressure Washing

    The facility had installed a biological treatment unit for treating the water from their pressure washing their milk trucks and maintenance operations. The system required a lot of maintenance, power costs for the aeration, produced poor water quality, and always smelled. Integrated Engineers was contacted to solve the problem using the Floccin products and a 300-gallon batch treatment unit. The ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case Study: Truck Wash

    This facility washes out the internal tanks of tanker trucks. Generating 10,000 gallons/day of wastewater consisting of the residual liquid within the tanks combined with soaps, acids, and caustic cleaning products. The wastewater flowed into a central sump and was pumped into one of their two 5000 gallon Reaction Tanks. The operator then added Ferric Chloride (40 gallons), sulfuric acid (10 ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • FUEL-WASH Mercaptan Removal

    Summary Finding the right treating solution to remove impurities from hydrocarbon streams is a challenging task for any refiner and one of the chief research scientists from the Merichem Company found the FreshAWL chemistry as an interesting and plausible solution to assist in their processing systems for the removal of Mercaptans from RSH (Mercaptan Laden) Kerosene. FreshAWL ...


    By FreshAWL, LLC

  • Extending the life of wash solutions

    Simple things we learn early in life might well apply to a basic need of the parts washing market: To look good - wash well before you "dress." Washing metal parts is a necessity prior to painting or plating: If the wash is not properly prepared and foreign substances are not removed from the metal in the wash phase, the finish - the "dress" - may not hold properly, and it may not wear well. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Antifreeze Windshield Washing Liquid

    In cold season nonfreezing liquid for windshield washer along with gasoline are virtually the only consumable materials for a car. It seems impossible to not use this product, because it allows the driver to maintain visibility of the traffic situation and helps reduce the number of car accidents. Antifreeze is used in all cars regardless of their brand and ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • 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.

  • Chopper Pumps: Chopping and pumping of vegetable wash water

    Especially when carrots were processed, the waste water containing pealings, sand and pieces of carrots presented a major problem to this customer. Landia delivered a MPTK-I 7,5 kW pump with customised chopping system in hardened steel which solved the ...


    By Landia

  • Water Supply and Sanitation (WASH) in Harmony with Nature

    The grassy hillsides and vast forests around Rwambu wetland in south-western Uganda are not only a beautiful sight to see - it is fertile land which sustains agricultural based livelihoods, such as coffee, tea, bananas and beans. The Rwambu wetland is also a success story of integrated nature-based solutions. In the not so distant past, the people of Rwambu were up against a quickly ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 ...

  • Treatment of tunnel wash water and implications for its disposal

    The use of road tunnels in urban areas creates water pollution problems, since the tunnels must be frequently cleaned for traffic safety reasons. The washing generates extensive volumes of highly polluted water, for example, more than fivefold higher concentrations of suspended solids compared to highway runoff. The pollutants in the wash water have an affinity for particulate material, so ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Commercial vehicle wash - case study

    Problem: A large city local authority identified significant infection risks at one of its waste depots, where its fleet of dust carts were cleaned using a commercial vehicle wash on a daily basis. This vehicle wash recycles the water, and was infected with water-borne bacteria. The aerosol droplets sprayed over the dust carts were a serious infection risk to employees and the ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

  • Pressure Washing Equipment for Temperature Control

    Pressure washing equipment with heating capabilities has one advantage over non-heated pressure washing equipment. These machines can use hot as well as cold water. Therefore, when purchasing pressure washing equipment, it is always a good idea to purchase machines that allow for temperature control. Hot Water Applications Hot water cleans where cold water cannot. Heat acts on ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Car Wash Equipment to Start Your Car Wash Business

    The mobile vehicle detailing business is doing exceptionally well these days. It is no wonder as most of us are either too busy to give our cars a thorough cleanup once in a while. Another reason why many people find it a lucrative business is that it does not involve a huge investment. In fact, the best investment you need for this business is high-grade car wash equipment. To ensure excellent ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Drum & Tote Washing Wastewater Treatment

    55 Gallon Drum 275 Gallon Tote Washing Wastewater Test Floccin™ 909 Treatment 100% Wastewater Reuse This facility receives 55-gallon drums (plastic) and 275 gallon totes (plastic and SS) from several different ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • The Composition of Antifreeze Washing Liquid for Windshields

    Using special fluid for cleaning a car windshield in the cold season is common for the vast majority of drivers. The popular name of this liquid is “antifreeze”. This product is in great demand with the onset of cold weather, when the temperature drops below zero. Antifreeze if often quite pricey, so many drivers are interested in the composition of this liquid and the possibility of ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Golf courses and washing machines: obstacles and opportunities for sustainable water management

    Rising standards of living often boost demand for water-intensive goods and services. Only by managing water consumption — using measures such as water pricing and incentives to adopt new technologies — can we ensure sustainable public water access alongside economic growth. With 19 golf courses already and another 55 planned, Spain's Júcar River Basin offers the enthusiastic golfer a wealth of ...

  • 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

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