water recycling

May 9, 2018
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At WashbaySolutions.com, we are committed to helping our customers achieve their environmental goals and enhance their “Green” image by reducing waste and pollutants and conserving resources.

There are many “Green” benefits than can be derived from the use of efficient wash and reclaim systems. In many places, drought conditions have made water scarce and ultimately more valuable. Using lower volume washing systems and reclaiming and reusing water are extremely beneficial for the environment because it saves of large quantities of water. It also helps businesses feel more secure in that they can continue operating even under drought-imposed water restrictions.

Going “Green” is most successful when there are also good business incentives to do so – in other words, when there are significant cost savings while encouraging positive environmental stewardship.

Overall, lower water usage and recycling makes a great deal of sense since it helps to minimize environmental liability, enhance the company’s image as a responsible corporate citizen and produce significant cost savings.

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wastewater/index.htm

http://www.protectingourwater.org/transcripts/4/

http://www.athirstyplanet.com/be_informed/what_is_water_reuse/trends

http://www.watereuse.org/association

http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuofbmps/index.cfm?action=browse&Rbutton=detail&bmp=108


August 28, 2017

Case Study – University Test Tank

Problem: A technical university had a marine engine testing facility with multiple test tanks in interior and exterior rooms. The discharge from the engines was causing the water to get dirty so that the university was spending between $15-20,000 per quarter hauling water!

The interior rooms had sets of test tanks that could be manifolded together to be treated as one. The outside rooms did not lend themselves easily to manifolding the tanks together. They called us to develop a solution that would allow them to either treat and discharge the water to the sewer or recycle the water with no discharge.

Single Water Recycling System
Single Water Recycling System

Solution: After analyzing available options, we engineered and installed a single water recycling system adjacent to the building that was capable of receiving the water from all of the tanks at different times, removing the oils from the water, disinfecting the water, and returning the water to the respective tank system.

The tank manifold systems in the interior rooms are individually piped to the recycling system with a supply and return line. These attach to a dedicated automated valve system that is programmed to periodically select a specific tank system, draw out the water through the system and return it after treatment to that tank system. The PLC insures this sequence occur on a pre-determined schedule.

Piping drops were installed in the outside rooms so that a technician can manually place an oil skimmer assembly with an integrated suction/discharge hose assembly into any tank and send that water through the recycling system. A remote control panel allows the technician to start/stop the recycling system and to select a time period for the recycling to occur. Processed water passing through the recycle system is free of particles greater than 10 microns in size, substantially all emulsified oils, waxes and other volatile organic compounds.

The engineers at the university tell us that they are saving money and the system constantly “exceeds expectations”!


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