The Problem: Undercarriage wash operations generate a waste stream of emulsified oils, metals, and organics. High emulsifying degreaser provides easy removal of oils and grease from the vehicle using a pressure washer but leaves wastewater that is difficult to treat for either recycle or discharge. Oils and grease remain in chemical emulsification. The wastewater also contains metals, COD, and organics.
The Answer: The ClearFlow CF-200 has been applied to treat the generated waste stream providing clean, clear recycled wash water. The CF-200 removes the emulsified oils and metals using our ClearFloc CFM 330 Bentonite Clay. The sludge generated passes TCLP as non-haz material for standard disposal. Post-treatment is provided by aerated ozone to reduce COD and organics. The final treatment before reuse is a 25-micron polish filter. Installed in 2009, ClearFlow Systems continue to provide the County with reliable service. Fully automatic.
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Results: Consistent, repeatable results are provided by the CF-200. A rugged 304 stainless steel design will provide long-lasting service. Ease of use, infinite variability processing allows the system to be most efficient in consumable use and time to treat. This fully automatic system provides the County with the best available technology for a difficult waste stream.