Customer Type: Vehicle wash waterrecycle
Wastewater: Washwater, oils, fuels, solids
Equipment: Clarisep-4, ZeoMaxx filtration

A US national park contracted Pan America Environmental, Inc. to design and provide a vehicle wash water treatment recycling solution for one of its national park maintenance facilities. The facility produces a wash water from its summer and winter vehicles and equipment as well as from rebuilding of mechanical equipment and produces about 15 GPM of wastewater. The primary goal was to create a reusable water for washing and use fresh water for rinse. As the facility is remote in nature, reuse makes sense for water while rebuilding makes sense for their equipment. To cope with heavy solids fines chemical pretreatment was needed to increase solids removal so that they would not experience solids overload.

PAE began the process with on site jar testing to determine proper chemistry, dose, sludge generation and process requirements. Once the process and chemistry were determined the treatment system was designed and fabricated and installed.

Equipment:
– Clarisep 4
– CRT-CF coagulation/flocculation system
– Sludge pumpout
– Effluent pumpout
– Solids filtration
– ZeoMaxx Z200 filtration
– Sludge tank
– Filter press and filter feed

Following installation of the system PAE assisted with a successful startup and training.

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scott spalding