Vegetable Processing

June 20th, 2020|

Customer Type: Vegetable processing plant Wastewater: Vegetable processing waste water Equipment: API oil separators Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides solids treatment systems. Pan America was contracted by a large food processor to remove vegetable pieces such as potato, broccoli etc. Pan America provided an API250 to settle vegetable matter in a 150 GPM flow rate. The system was installed and function as designed with some floatable and some sinking solids. The sludge auger and surface drag skimmer provided effective removal after separation. Installation The API250 separator was installed and performed per the lab testing. Treatment [...]

Solar Farm Heat Transfer Fluid Separation

June 15th, 2020|

Customer Type: Energy Production, Solar Farm Wastewater: Therminol heat transfer fluid waste water Equipment: OSe oil separators Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides oily water treatment systems. Pan America was contracted by a major energy producer that was developing a solar farm. Pan America provided an in-house lab testing program to determine the best treatment process. Solar farms use heat transfer fluids in the collection of sun based energy. The heat transfer system uses a transfer fluid known as Therminol. This fluid wastewater appears and behaves like oil within a certain temperature range and becomes a solid [...]

Decane Octadecane Wastewater Treatment

June 14th, 2020|

Customer Type: Industrial waste hauler facility Wastewater: Oils, TSS, decane, octadecane, COD, BOD, TSS Equipment: Pan America Environmental OSe-36 oil water separator, ZeoMaxx Filtration Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides production wastewater treatment. A large waste hauler contracted Pan America to provide oil water separation to one of their truck wash/repair facilities, which worked fine for years after installation. After a period of time they found they had decane/octdecane in their waste water and contacted Pan America for a solution. After analyzing and testing the waste water with our ZeoMaxx products we provided our ZeoMaxx AC830, [...]

Shipbreaking Wastewater Treatment

June 14th, 2020|

Customer Type: Industrial shipbreaking facility Wastewater: Oil, fuels, TSS, metals, COD, BOD Equipment: Pan America Environmental OS 64 oil water separator system Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides wastewater treatment. An international shipbreaking company contracted Pan America to provide a treatment system to remove oil, fuels and TSS from a shipbreaking operation. The process of breaking up ships to extract the scrap steel can generate a variety of contaminants such as oils, fuels, TSS, bilge, metals, BOD, COD among many others. Separation & Filtration Method The initial treatment begins with oil separation and solids filtration. [...]

Industrial Gases Wastewater Treatment

February 27th, 2020|

Customer Type: Industrial gases production Wastewater: Oil, ammonia, nitrogen, phosphorus, COD, BOD, TSS Equipment: Pan America Environmental ZeoMaxx Filtration Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides production wastewater treatment. The process of producing industrial gases can generate a variety of contaminants such as ammonia, nitrogen, phosphorus, oils, TSS, BOD, COD. Filtration Method The filtration process used to remove these contaminants consists of the ZeoMaxx Z200, Z100C, Z300 and AC830 media filters plumbed in series. In a case study of this type of application the following performance was recorded: BOD: 91% reduction COD: 87% TSS: 73% Ammonia: [...]

OSe Oil Water Separators

February 24th, 2020|

Customer Type: Industrial waste water generators Wastewater: Oily waste water Equipment: OSe oil separators and ZeoMaxx Filtration Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides oily water treatment systems. Industrial wastewaters often contain oils, fuels and a wide variety of derivative products. The OSe series oil water separators are an economical choice with features and performance to meet your facility needs. Installation The OSe separator systems offer oil water separation, solids filtration, variety of pumping system options. All our systems can be sized for any flow rate. Treatment Solutions Technologies: - OSe Oil [...]

Wash Water Treatment Design

February 20th, 2020|

Customer Type: Wash water generators Wastewater: Vehicle wash facilities Equipment: VEW and ZeoMaxx Filtration Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides wash water treatment systems. Wash water is created with car wash, truck wash, military, oil field, train and aircraft wash facilities. Pan America can provide skid mounted, container and trailer mounted stationary or mobile treatment systems to fit your application. Installation The VEW systems offer oil water separation, solids filtration, chemical pretreatment, flotation, oxidation and a variety of filtration media filters with our ZeoMaxx systems. All our systems can [...]

pH Probe Maintenance

February 10th, 2020|

Customer Type: All types Wastewater: All types requiring pH neutralization Equipment: Pan America Environmental EpH neutralization systems Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides pH neutralization systems and pH sensor maintenance is frequently required. pH Electrode Calibration Since glass pH electrodes measure H+ concentration relative to their reference half-cells, they must be calibrated periodically to ensure accurate, repeatable measurements. Commercial pH calibration buffer solutions are standardized against NIST certified pH references for calibrating meters with resolution up to 0.001 pH. Although calibration against one pH reference buffer (one-point calibration) typically ensures accurate pH measurement, frequent two-point or even [...]

ZeoMaxx PFAS Treatment

February 10th, 2020|

Customer Type: PFAS wastewater filter systems Wastewater: All types Equipment: Pan America Environmental ZeoMaxx Filtration Pan America Environmental, Inc. provides PFAS treatment. PFAS is a class of fluoronated chemicals. There are about 4700 chemicals in this class. About 600 are common. They are all man-made and contain linked chains of carbon and fluorine. These chemicals don't degrade easily in the environment as the atomic bond is the strongest in nature and are stable in water but are also fully soluble. Typical chemicals are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Filtration Method The filtration [...]

pH Neutralization Systems

January 26th, 2020|

Customer Type: pH Neutralization systems Wastewater: All types Equipment: Pan America Environmental EpH pH Neutralization Systems The EpH systems monitor and maintain a pH set point on a continuous basis from a wash water waste stream and a wide variety of industrial waste streams. The typical wastewater pH range for treatment is from 4-11. Effluent from the pH system is usually in the 6-9 pH range per most local POTW discharge limits. The neutralization system configuration includes: - HDPE tank - Full cover with vapor gasket and inspection hatch - Mixer with TEFC motor [...]