Wastewater Engineers, Inc.

Wastewater Engineers, Inc. wastewater treatment systems economically remove oils, heavy metals, suspended solids and other contaminants from water. We provide affordable and intelligent wastewater treatment technology for small to large volume generators. The W.E., Inc. system is a very attractive alternative to haul away services, and other treatment technologies. This system fits in well where a small waste stream is contaminating a larger stream and needs to be treated before being released into it. Our objective is to provide our clientele with results, which are simple, safe, and cost effective.

Company details

210 Coy Court , Oxford , MI 48371 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

“Affordable, Turnkey Treatment and Recycle Systems”

Who is Wastewater Engineers, Inc.? We incorporated in 1992. We are a specialist company, dealing exclusively with commercial & industrial clientele. We have placed over 350 of our systems in a variety of applications throughout the USA, Canada and a handful of clients in Mexico. We utilize a network of Stocking Distributors and Sales Representatives, however; we do sell directly to clients where we do not have established local representation.

As a specialist company, we are highly focused on the art and science of Fluids Management. Most of our staff has roots in Metalworking Fluids product development and fluids management. As such, we have a culture that understands manufacturing processing and the clients’ usage of cutting & grinding fluids, corrosion inhibitors, parts washing operations, surface preparation and finishing, etc. This background provides us with unique insight that relates to practical applications. In short, we are familiar with what makes sense in a manufacturing operation. Outside of manufacturing, our products and services have proven to be effective at processing printing ink, dyes and paints, food processing and a myriad of other uses. Regardless of the application, our process must be simple, safe and cost-effective in order to attract and keep our clientele as customers.

We have found that many clients who have purchased from WE, Inc. have done so because we sell complete systems. Our competition (whoever they might be) will sell chemical only or the flocculation equipment but NOT a total fluid handling package that includes our turnkey equipment and engineering capability.

Our approach to our target clientele is broken down into (4) segments; “Fluid Handling” “Pre-Treatment”, “Treatment” and “Recycling”.

Industrial wastewater treatment is any process that separates and removes contaminants from industrial process waters, or effluent. These contaminants include oils, dissolved heavy metals, suspended solids and organic compounds. Either the local municipality or the Federal Government regulates the specific contaminants. A series of limits are set to determine the suitability for discharge. These limits must be met for the water to be legally discharged. If these limits are not met, the water must be pre-treated before being discharged, to remove the majority of the regulated contaminants. Although we are technically providing pre-treatment systems, we refer to them as treatment systems.

 What makes Wastewater Engineers, Inc. different from other companies offering similar systems? We have a commitment to the industry. We specialize in this area, and can provide common sense advice derived from years of experience. We provide a written guarantee of our systems’ performance. We bring fluid management expertise to our clientele, providing added benefits and cost savings. We provide complete, turn-key systems, which handle the water from source to discharge. We provide excellent service after the sale, and back our systems with warranties up to 3 years.

We have adopted a three-phase approach to treating industrial wastewater. The three phases are Pre-treatment , Chemical Treatment, and Post-treatment.


Free Oil And Soluble Oil

Often, it is necessary to remove gross oils from a waste stream prior to chemical treatment. We supply traditional belt and wheel skimmers and also an innovative honeycomb “on the flow” coalescer, which can separate up to 97% of free oils in the first pass. This range of “on the flow” coalescers are called L-OR and OR series. Emulsified oils and grease products require an emulsion breaker to achieve the floating characteristics of free oils. Once “popped” the oils may be easily skimmed or coalesced. Our WE-KAO-L product easily breaks that complicated emulsion, so that even the most difficult fluid can be treated.

Gross Contaminants And Debris

Often, it is necessary to remove gross solids from a waste stream prior to chemical treatment. Filtration and settlement are the two favored methods of reducing the solids content of wastewater. Our range of filters and settling tanks are made to suit each application.

Soluble Metals, Phosphates And Other Contaminants
In most instances we will recommend chemical precipitation to allow these contaminants to “fall” out. The range of our precipitants is very effective and less harsh than acidic/alkaline pH adjustments. Don’t forget; our RT clarification chemistry has an affinity for a wide range of soluble contaminants, so in many cases complicated precipitants may not be needed.

Chemical Treatment
Reactant Powder chemistry - Even excellent pre-treatment methodology cannot fully remove the necessary amount of contaminants to meet discharge limits to sewer, or recycling specifications. Suspended solids, typically 20 micron and smaller will not settle out of solution. Oil, even after any emulsions are split, is rarely below 100ppm. Dissolved heavy metals, even when precipitated do not fall readily from water, and do not filter readily. Our line of Reactant Powders capture and encapsulate those suspended solids, oils, and dissolved heavy metals into a large floc, which falls readily from water and filters with ease. The floc produced will pass TCLP criteria as non-leaching and non-hazardous. The treated water is sufficiently free of contamination to meet even the strictest of discharge regulations, and is often times an excellent candidate for reuse. Our RT equipment is designed to accommodate this phase of treatment easily and safely.

Post treatments can be either “polishing” of cleaned water, or pH adjustments. Some “ols”, that is; alcohols and glycols and such, have to pass through charcoal or other final capturing methods to finally strip out the impurities. Ammonia traces can be effectively removed with a zeolite column. Interestingly, we can adjust our chemical treatment to leave in soaps, detergents, inhibitors, and other expensive replenishment's, giving you more savings. If bacterial contaminants are an issue, we supply either a chemical oxygenator or effectively remove the colony by passing the clean water through Ultra-Violet purifiers. An amazing number of options are open to us, individually or in combination.

Making the decision to purchase any water treatment equipment is a difficult one. Are you making the right decision? Is the equipment and process you are considering going to do the job for you, in your situation? Are you finally going to be in compliance, and not worry about fines or future liability We believe that when buying any equipment, whether it be production or water treatment equipment, a specification must be met. In the case of a water treatment system, the specification should be compliance with local discharge regulations. This includes all by-products of the system.

The following is our written compliance guarantee:

Wastewater Engineers, Inc. is a specialist company focused entirely on the design, manufacture and service of wastewater treatment and recycling hardware, treatment chemistries and related consulting services. We know of no other company who offers the following guarantees:

 Guarantees and warranties for regulatory compliance:

Wastewater Engineers, Inc.. guarantees, while using the equipment we design and furnish, in combination with our treatment supplies and with our prescribed treatment procedures, all of our clients will meet discharge requirements to local sewer. We further guarantee that the resultant sludge from our process will pass the federal TCLP non-leaching criteria for disposal to landfill. In the event that client changes upstream procedures or chemistries, we suggest proposed new chemistries be tested by Wastewater Engineers, Inc. prior to their usage in client’s operations to determine treatment feasibility.

Guarantees and warranties of equipment
Wastewater Engineers, Inc. provides superior reliability and performance with our engineered systems and component equipment. As such we offer a standard (3) full year, 100% parts replacement for any component which fails to function as intended. Wastewater Engineers, Inc. reserves the right to request the return of malfunctioning parts. Important Notice: Remaining duration of (above) Guarantees and Warranties are null and void immediately if substitute supplies or treatments are used without express, written authorization from Wastewater Engineers, Inc.

Haul-Away Services: We are less costly per gallon. We eliminate hazardous waste hauling manifests and liability. Our process provides recycling opportunities (hauling away reclaimable process chemistries are costly!) Our technology and equipment provides the ability to treat immediately Vs storage tanks, leaky drums etc.

Ultra-filtration: Very slow process requires diligent back flushing and maintenance, no guarantee of meeting discharge limits to sewer (BOD and COD compliance is dubious), concentrated filtrate is typically 10% of volume. Will not remove dissolved heavy metals. Costs of $500.00 per drum for haul-away and hazardous waste manifests are not eliminated.

Evaporation: This is a slow process and does not embrace recycling possibilities. Will likely violate clean air emission regulations. Hazardous sludge manifest and expensive haul-away. Clean out of equipment is tedious and requires handling of hazardous waste. Energy costs are VERY HIGH.

As you investigate us further, you will become acquainted with the wide variety of aqueous streams we treat. We believe ours is the strongest equipment and process guarantee in the environmental industry. We have designed and installed over (350) systems in the past (14) years. Many systems have been repeat sales to clients with multiple locations. Our highly experienced staff and our network of Stocking Distributors who cover the U.S., Canada and a growing number of other countries - are ready to work with you. We encourage you to contact us for an on-site assessment of your needs.