Wastewater Treatments for Paint, Coatings, Ink, & Glue

Wastewater Treatments S For Paint, Coatings, Ink, & Glue

Problems that Ink, Paint, and Glue Cause in Wastewater

Ink, Paint, and Glue wastewaters are some of the toughest wastewaters to deal with due to their tendency to coat functional components of the wastewater treatment equipment.


Treatment Options for Wastewater

This type of wastewater is typically treated in the ENCON Drum Evaporator. Qualification of the waste stream for the Drum Evaporator is performed via a bench scale test in the ENCON laboratory.

Ink, Paint, and Glue wastewater cannot be simply flushed down the drain. Many companies choose to avoid the headaches of labor-intensive wastewater treatment technologies such as chemical treatment or filtration and simply pay to haul the wastewater. This however, can become quite expensive.

Many satisfied customers have found that using an ENCON Evaporator system will greatly minimize the amount of wastewater needing to be hauled is both simple and cost effective.

ENCON Drum Evaporators are an affordable way to efficiently dewater small volume waste streams. Simple operation. Unit uses a standard 55-gallon drum to hold wastewater. Two models are available: The DE-2 processes up to 200 gallons per week. The DE-4 processes up to 400 gallons per week. The ENCON Drum Evaporator can also handle waste streams too concentrated for traditional evaporators. ENCON Drum Evaporators can even be fitted with a condenser to recycle the distilled water.

For the most economical operating cost, the ENCON Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) Evaporator product line has standard offerings that range in capacity from 40-1800 gallons/hour. These systems operate on electricity and compressed air at a typical operating cost of $0.01-$0.02 USD per gallon of distilled water. Materials of construction include 316 Stainless Steel and Super Stainless alloys for more corrosive waste streams

The ENCON MVC Evaporator is highly automated with minimal need for manpower intervention. Automation includes: wastewater feed, automatic discharge of concentrated residue from the Separation Tank, automatic transfer of distillate from the distillate sump, and automatic cleaning (Clean-in-Place) of heat exchangers. Numerous variables such as temperature, pressure, and water level are monitored continuously, and will trigger various alarm conditions that notify the operator of deviation from normal operating mode.