When we custom design our water treatment systems our goals are to provide dependable equipment packages that:
Give you long term solutions from an environmental standpoint.
Minimize waste generated to a solid product free of any objectionable odors.
Provide quality recycled wash water that does not cause any undue wear on your pressure cleaner.
Treated sewer discharge wash water in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental ordinances.
This system is set up utilizing existing facilities and equipment then augmenting these with new standard equipment and our own in-house site specific custom designed equipment. The entire system is designed and installed by Industrial Equipment. Though the following describes this particular system, we design and install many other systems. We would design a system for you to meet your specific needs.
For this system, trucks are washed out in the six (1) wash baysutilizing our custom designed mud blaster for the major bulk materials, then cleaning with hot high pressure water provided by our custom designed hot high pressure washer pumping modules. The (2) mud blaster and pressure washer pumping modules are located adjacent to the wash bays in an equipment area. See below for close up of this area.
This equipment area also contains an (3) Above Ground Cone Bottom Three Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. The water from the final tank is used to feed the mud blaster as well as the sewer discharge treatment system. These cone tanks have an automatic decant system to remove sludge daily. The separator is aerated to start microbe activity. This pretreatment greatly reduces the amount of solids and oils that get into the main treatment equipment. This reduces the maintenance needed for the system.
For this system the sewer discharge treatment system consists of two (4) Watermaze CLB Bioremediation Systems and (5)Cone Bottom Storage Tanks.
A (1) Watermaze CLB Bioremediation System actually consumes hydrocarbons, so your waste hauling is significantly less than a traditional filtration system. It is fed from the (2) final tank of the Above Ground Cone Bottom Three Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. In this system we use two (3) Cone Bottom Storage Tanks to augment the microbial processing of the CLB systems. This processed waste water is then discharged into the sewer system.
In this style of system, there are no filters to plug or that would need replacing. The entire waste water treatment system uses multiple technologies to clean the water before it is discharged. These technologies can include oil skimming, bioremediation, separation/settling, and pH control (if needed). These technologies remove most of the suspended solids and hydrocarbons in the waste stream.
This system is considered a sewer discharge system. However, if conditions warrant it, we could use this system as the first stage of a recycle system.
The washing equipment for this site consists of two components and is designed to provide an efficient wash environment and to be very dependable.
The first component of washing consists of (2) hot high pressure washer pumping modules which provide 5 gpm @ 2300 psi and have a remote control, time delay shutdown, electronic ignition, and two hose retractor poles.
The second component of washing consists of a (1) “mud blaster”. A” mud blaster” provides much more flow than a pressure washer (20 gpm @ 600 psi). This flow makes it possible to clean much further away and quickly removes bulk materials like mud, trash, and grass. The mud blaster for this system is made so that it uses water straight from the final tank of the (4) Above Ground Cone Bottom Three Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. This means that for this system bulk removal uses recycled water.
The (3) six wash bays are setup with hot, high pressure washer and mud blaster hoses installed on retractor poles.
The actual hot high pressure washer pumping modules and mud blaster are located in the equipment area adjacent to the wash pads (See above picture). Both the hot high pressure washer and mud blaster were custom designed to fit the specific needs of this site.
The hot high pressure washer hoses are installed on two hose retractor poles; one (1) pole in back and one (1) pole in front of each wash bay.
There is another hose retractor (2) pole attached to the front pole of each wash bay that is dedicated to the mud blaster hose.
Each wash bay is also protected from over spraying into adjacent bays by (4) Splash Guard Curtains installed on either side of each wash bay.
The water from the truck washing flows into a previously existing trough where it then flows into a sump pit (or lift station). The waste water is then pumped into the first tank of the Above Ground Cone Bottom Three Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. This trough is unique to this site. Most sites utilize wash pads more similar to the wash pad we describe in our typical conceptual design on our consultation webpage.
The wash water treatment equipment for this system uses a variety of technologies to treat water before it is discharged. This system is similar to the example conceptual design described on our Consultation webpage for Site Specific Designs.
The run off from a wash pad adjacent to the Equipment Room flows into a sump pit. A belt oil skimmer is used in the sump pit to remove all free oil in the system before it is emulsified by any pumps.
Then the waste water flows into the (2) Above Ground Cone Bottom Three Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator, which settles out most of the solids from the waste stream. These solids can then be easily flushed out of the cone tanks and allowed to dry prior to disposal.
The waste water is then processed by a waste water treatment system, which creates the proper environment to allow continuously introduced microbes to consume emulsified oils and control BOD and COD before final discharge into sewer. This system uses a (1) Watermaze Bioremediation system to treat the waste water.
The Aaladin 5000 Series (3) Hot High Pressure Washer shown uses fresh water and discharges into sewer.
This system uses a (1) Washpad with a (2) Solids Collection Trough on the side.
This collection method is effective in removing the large trash and a majority of solids before it even enters the collection Sump Pit (Lift Station).
For detailed description of a conceptual washpad see our Consultation web pages.
The recycled water from the (5) Water Treatment (Recycle) Equipment feeds a Hot High Pressure Washer. The hot pressurized recycled water then pumps into the (3) Wand and
(4) 360° ceiling mounted Overhead Boom, which are used to wash trucks inside the wash bay,
A (1) Belt Oil Skimmer removes free floating oil from the waste stream before it is emulsified by any pumps. The main components of a Belt Oil Skimmer are two pulleys with a belt that is constantly rotating through the sludge. This system uses a Polyurethane Belt. Some systems use Stainless Steel Belts. Typical oil pick up rate runs about 4 gallons/hr.
A (2) Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter basically makes it easy to remove the sludge settled out in the bottom of the cone tanks of an Above Ground Cone Bottom Multiple Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. This is how the Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter is used in this system.
You can also use a Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter to assist in removing sludge from the
(3) Solids Collection Trough if you have an attachment to your pressure washer called a Pit Cleaner (or Sludge Sucker) . To use a Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter for this you would use it in the Pit Cleaner system in lieu of the Sludge Cart (Sludge Cart is shown in the Pit Cleaner system). The Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter holds a much greater volume of sludge than a Sludge Cart and also provides filtering. A Sludge Cart does not provide filtering.
(1) Sump Liner
(2) Bag filter
(3) 2″ Transfer Pipe from Solids Collection Trough
(4) Sump Pump Pipe Outlet (to Separator)
(5) Hinged Lid
(6) Stand for Above Ground Cone Bottom Two Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator
Note: For this system the Belt Oil Skimmer was designed to be installed in the end of the Solids Collection Trough (See above pictures).
Besides feeding equipment such as an (1) Aaladin model 3423 – hot, high pressure washer, the water treatment system needs to have a way to “discharge” excess water.
Excess water can come from a leak, someone using a hose, or a spill on the washpad. In addition, the wash water can be kept “fresher” by adding some fresh water on a regular basis.
If your site does not have access to sewer, we recommend using an evaporator to reduce your hauling needs. The evaporator reduces the volume of water needed to haul by about 95%. The cost per gallon to evaporate this water would be approximately 8%-9% of what hauling would cost.
The evaporator is also an effective means for reducing the waste generated by an aqueous parts cabinet washer(s) or wash sinks if you have any.
This site uses a (2) Watermaze HBG Evaporator System.
The Washpad is slightly sloped to direct run off towards entrance of Solids Collection Trough.
As waste water flows down the trough solids settle out for easy removal.
(1) Trough entrance for run off water from washpad
(2) Solids Collection Trough
(3) Removable Metal Weir (note: Most projects use Lava Rock Baskets along with Weirs)
(4) Diamond Grip Grating
(1) Watermaze PM-1000 Bioremediation System uses microbes to consume hydrocarbons in the waste stream. This significantly reduces the amount of hazardous waste generated in a water treatment system.
The PM-1000 provides a fully automated, environmentally friendly and low-cost way to manage standing wash water found in collection pits, tanks or sump drains. It is designed to be integrated into most wash-water treatment systems utilizing aeration and automatic injection of a highly effective microbial agent (such as BioStax 1800) for eliminating oils, greases and other hydrocarbons and organics typically found in collection pits or sump drains.
BioStax 1800 has proven to be very effective in controlling odor and converting oils, greases, and hydrocarbons into harmless carbon dioxide and water. The aeration further enhances the effectiveness of the microbes as well as providing odor control.
In this system the PM-1000 feeds microbes and air into the (3) First Tank of Above Ground Cone Bottom Two Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator.
The sump pump located in the bottom of the (2) Sump Pit (Lift Station) transfers all the water collected from the (4) Washpad into the (3) Above Ground Cone Bottom Two Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator.
The water is then pretreated to further reduce the bulk material entering the recycle system. The water is pumped into an (1) Above Ground Cone Bottom Two Tank Oil-Water-Solids Separator. The separator is aerated to start microbe activity.
This pretreatment greatly reduces the amount of solids and oils that get into the recycle system. It also reduces the maintenance needed for the system and gives a better quality wash water.
The waste water is then pumped into the recycle system.
The recycle equipment for this site is a (2) Watermaze CLB Bioremediation wash water recycling system with (3) Harmsco Hurricane Micron Filtration. The entire recycling system uses multiple technologies to clean the water before it is either reused by the pressure washers or “discharged”. These technologies include bioremediation in a cone tank, ozone generation, pH control (if needed),chemical oxidation injection, and micron polish filtration. These technologies remove hydrocarbons, and oxidize biologic material, and remove suspended solids down to approximately 5 microns in the waste stream. The processed water is then repressurized back to the pressure washer or “discharged” as needed.
The Washpad is installed adjacent to a (3) Waste Water Equipment Room.
The objective of our design solutions is to create a washing environment that keeps the maintenance of the water treatment equipment to a minimum. In addition, we believe in keeping all of the solids above ground so that a pumping company is not needed on a regular basis. A well designed wash area will incorporate several key designs into the site. This will extend filter life and reduce any hazardous waste that would be produced by the treatment system.
For detailed description of a conceptual washpad see our Consultation web pages.
A (1) Watermaze CLP automated wash water recycling filtration system uses multiple technologies to further clean the water before it is either reused by the (2) pressure washer(s) or is discharged.
These technologies include coalescing plates in a cone tank, ozone generation, pH control (if needed),chemical oxidation injection, multimedia filtration, and activated carbon filtration.
These technologies remove suspended solids down to approximately 30 microns and oxidize biologic material in the waste stream.
The processed water is then repressurized back to the pressure washer or discharged if excess water from rain or another source overfills the system. The CLP system included in this system automatically backflushes itself to reduce the amount of manual maintenance needed by the equipment. The automatic backflush requires compressed air, which is provided by a small compressor we attached to the system.
Any excess water from rain or fresh water rinse needs to be discharged from the system. This water can be evaporated, stored in a tank for later use, or discharged to sewer.This system discharges excess water to a (3) Watermaze HBG Evaporator System.
Any excess water from rain or fresh water rinse needs to be discharged from the system. This water can be evaporated, stored in a tank for later use, or discharged to sewer.
This system discharges excess water to a (1) Watermaze HBG Evaporator System – a Conventional Wastewater Evaporator with High-Efficiency Combustion Chamber.
The HBG evaporators process wastewater at rates of 8, 15, and 30 gallons per hour.
All the HBG Evaporator units are made of heavy duty steel, insulated and double lined for energy efficiency and safety. The HBG models feature a unique combustion chamber design, which uses advanced heat reflective material to reflect the heat directly onto the underside of the evaporation tank floor for super-efficient energy usage.
A variety of redundant systems insure the safety of the operator. For instance:
A (1) Washpad is slightly sloped to direct run off towards the (2) entrance of a Solids Collection Trough.
As waste water flows down the (3) Solids Collection Trough, solids settle out for easy removal.
The washpad and trough design effectively removes a majority of the solids from the waste stream before it even enters the treatment equipment. Please refer to the conceptual design discussed on ourConsultation web pages for more details on the washpad design.
The washpad will significantly reduce the maintenance and replacement of media or filters required for the treatment system.
A (5) Sludge Dewatering Dual Bag Filter removes the sludge settled out in the bottom of the cone tank of the Watermaze CLP Filtration System used in this water treatment system.
The recycled water from the Water Treatment (Recycle) Equipment feeds a Hot High Pressure Washer. The hot pressurized recycled water then pumps into the (6) High Pressure Hose Reel withremote control, which is used to wash motorcycles.
The (1) Watermaze CLP automated wash water recycling system is the most advanced and efficient, self-contained wash-water recycling system in its price range on the market.
The revolutionary CLP includes two models that are fully automated. The CLP’s exclusive Automatic Maintenance Control system uses a digital sequencer to automatically backwash filters, dispense sludge and monitor and adjust pH and oxidizer levels resulting in cleaner water, reduced odor problems, lower maintenance costs and a smoother operation, to say nothing of the happier, more productive workers.
Three manually operated systems offer an economical alternative with flow rates of up to 30 GPM. All CLP models are preplumbed and self-contained on an all-steel platform protected by an epoxy powder coat finish.
In this system the CLP feeds an (2) Aaladin Series 17 – hot, high Pressure Washer.