KNOXVILLE, TN, Dec. 7, 2010 -- Aqua-Chem Inc., a complete water purification solution provider, and its teaming partner, Enviro-Solutions, LLC, an industrial water treatment equipment and chemical firm, today announced that initial results from an innovative pilot project with a high-volume U.S. carpet manufacturer demonstrate that it is both practical and economically feasible to simultaneously remove dye and other contaminants from wastewater used in large-scale carpet manufacturing.
The project, which began last week, shows we can produce potable quality water, and maintain an 80% recovery rate from wastewater that is typically sent to sewers after the manufacturing process, while also extracting valuable heat from the water for reuse in production at the facility.
David Gensterblum, President & CEO of Aqua-Chem, said, "We believe this is the first time that dye separation and water purification have been successful as a one-part process for a high-volume manufacturing facility. While the process employed is a major step forward in water conservation for the carpet industry, it also has wide applications for manufacturers in other water-intensive industries. With the ability to recycle at least 80% of their wastewater, manufacturers will conserve millions of gallons of water per year, taking green manufacturing to a whole new level."
Hub Brown, Sales Engineer of Enviro-Solutions, LLC, said, "The average industrial plant wastes millions of dollars every year in operating costs for water, wastewater, and water treatment chemicals and energy dollars to create the enormous amount of heat needed within the manufacturing process. But it's not just a cost savings -- the process we put in place with Aqua-Chem addresses the need of manufacturers to be more environmentally friendly, and supports both regulatory compliance and the consumer's desire for green, responsible manufacturing processes."
Aqua-Chem and Enviro-Solutions said that they are preparing to take the process to market and that their production site is ready.
About Enviro-Solutions, LLC
Enviro-Solutions, LLC is a "solutions based" company that has merged Industrial Water Treatment expertise with both proprietary equipment and chemical prescriptions. Our solutions approach sets us apart by integrating the equipment and chemicals needed to treat industrial water at any point in the plant. Our Enviro II industrial wastewater solutions are uniquely designed and customized to meet the needs of the plant into which they are installed and reduce operating costs. ESI is based in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Web: enviro-solutionsinc.com
About Aqua-Chem Inc.
Since 1940, Aqua-Chem has become a leader in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training and maintenance services. The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil and gas