Effluent from wash systems creates production downtime and incurs high labour costs to dump, clean and refill process tanks. It also demands high energy costs to reheat the solutions as well as a high disposal cost, which in some cases requires storing the effluent in containers for collection by a contract disposal company.
The Aqua-Save system continuously recovers and re-uses the wash water in parts cleaning systems so the need for disposal is significantly reduced. Water quality is maintained throughout production ensuring that parts exit the system in a clean condition, without contamination with oily residues. The only effluent resulting from the Aqua-Save system is a concentrated waste, consisting of the oils, emulsions and soluble waste washed from dirty components, which represents typically less than 5% of the total water volume.