VSEP recycles 80% of water for Seattle laundry and provides rapid return on investment
A wastewater treatment system was installed in July of 1998 at Hospital Central Services, a major laundry facility in Seattle, Washington. The system, manufactured by New Logic International of Emeryville, CA, will be used for wastewater treatment and water recycling at this facility. The VSEP (Vibratory Shear Enhanced Processing) system uses an ultrafiltration membrane module and is able to recycle up to 80 percent of the water used at this facility. Economics of installing the VSEP system are extremely attractive and point to a price recovery of 11 months. The City of Seattle contributed funding via their “Water Smart Tech. Program” to encourage water reclamation. Application of the VSEP membrane technology for treatment and recycling of wastewater from large industrial laundry facilities is found to be an attractive economic reality.