Case Study

Reverse Osmosis System Eliminates Massive Waste Removal Costs

Source: Desalitech

This leading rod and wire mill requires water for cooling steel and tools in its manufacturing process. Water used for cooling becomes contaminated with metals and lubricants and was therefore being disposed of as waste. Over 60,000 gallons of wastewater was being hauled offsite for disposal, costing over $10,000 per day or $3,000,000 per year. Along with a goal to reduce operating costs, the steel mill also had a sustainability goal that called for reducing environmental footprint.