Mop Water Recycling - Case Study
This Florida manufacturer of gears and transmission components generates 70 – 100 gallons per day of wastewater from their floor scrubber and mop buckets. The wastewater contains metal chips, dirt, coolant and oil from cleaning the plant floors, so the material is too contaminated to responsibly discharge it to the sewer.
Before installing a recycling system, the customer dumped and transferred their dirty mop buckets and floor scrubber water into totes – a messy operation that resulted in hauling away 500 to 600 gallons of oily wastewater every week for off-site disposal. They also consumed 25 – 30 gallons of floor soap each week that was lost with the wastewater.
The facility requires clean and safe floors, however they needed to find a way to reduce the amount of wastewater and its corresponding disposal costs. Recognizing that waste transportation and disposal is only getting more and more expensive, the plant decided to investigate minimizing waste and recycling.