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Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Metal Processing Industry
The metal processing sector is vast and varied. Hydroflux Industrial has extensive experience in wastewater treatment for virtually all areas including all aspects of system design and construction of primary and biological processes and complete sludge management systems.
At Hydroflux Industrial, our engineers are fully conversant with the internal production processes of Metal Processing plants and as such, we understand the sources of the wastewater, along with the fluctuations commonly experienced with flow and load. We know the effects that different metals have on the wastewater characteristics and how to treat wastewater containing a variety of metallic substances. Furthermore, we know that accidents do happen and armed with this knowledge, our robust plants are always designed to consistently perform under all conditions.
Our complete knowledge of your process and understanding of your wastewater will ensure that all Hydroflux Industrial wastewater treatment plant designs are optimised and tailored specifically for your plant.
Although some of the principles of the preliminary, primary and secondary treatment of wastewater across the Metal Processing industry will often involve generic similar process operations, the detailed design and method of operation of each stage of the process technology incorporated into the overall design is critical.
The most suitable processes for wastewater treatment for Metal Processing plants mostly depends on the metal or metals that need to be removed and where the wastewater is being discharged to or whether or not the wastewater is being recycled.
In cases where wastewater can be discharged to the sewer system as trade waste, basic screening with possibly oil separation is required as the primary stage. The actual metal removal will generally be achieved by pH control in conjunction with other chemical reactions and clarification using DAF, lamella separators or conventional clarifiers. The addition of filtration and absoption processes can also allow economical reuse.
A Hydroflux Chamber Filter Press is usually ideal for dewatering of sludge from wastewater containing a variety of metals.
In cases where wastewater will be irrigated or discharged to water courses, a form of biological process will be necessary. An aerobic system will nearly always be required in such cases to achieve discharge requirements.
With stricter legislation requiring tighter limits, the MBR process can often offer a cost effective solution with a small footprint and allows the possibility of reuse with final polishing and disinfection stages.
Hydroflux Industrial has the experience and an extensive product range to design any industrial wastewater treatment plant from 10m3 to over 10ML per day. We will cover all aspects of the design and construction of primary and biological treatment plants and the associated sludge management systems.
We will always ensure full compliance for environmental discharge, or reuse.
Hydroflux Industrial supply a comprehensive range of equipment and process including
- Screens of all varieties including wedge wire, perforated mesh in above ground and in channel designs.
- Effluent storage tanks. High quality glass coated steel tanks or epoxy coated concrete tanks to last a lifetime.
- HySEP.TWOil Separators for removal of gross amounts of free oil and the HySEP.SW and HySEP.SWZ range for sensitive stormwater discharge applications.
- HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation systems. Performance and quality DAF systems purpose engineered by Hydroflux Industrial.
- Chemical storage, handling and dosing systems.
- Biological systems. Stable and robust biological processes based on anaerobic ponds or high rate systems, conventional Aerobic Activated Sludge processes, Sequential Biological Reactors (SBR), Membrane Bioreactors (MBR), Moving Bed Biological Reactors (MBBR) and Fixed Film Reactors.
- Sludge thickening , dewatering , drying and conveying systems for primary and secondary sludge.
DESIGN CONSTRUCTION OPERATION
Engaging a professional wastewater treatment company to look after the entire wastewater project is a convenient, economical and hassle free option for industry.
Hydroflux Industrial can provide all process design works, manufacture and fabrication, construction and even complete operation of your wastewater treatment plant.
When Hydroflux Industrial provides complete solutions, we can either undertake a contract on a turnkey basis or work together with building services engineers and other construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors to ensure that the project is delivered smoothly, without interruption and on time.
BUILD OPERATE TRANSFER (BOT) FINANCING
The Hydroflux Group is able to offer a Build Operate & Transfer (BOT) option for water and wastewater assets in Australia and New Zealand. This innovative partnership arrangement strengthens existing strong bonds between Hydroflux and their customers for the long term.
Hydroflux, represented by a special purpose vehicle dedicated to the project, supplies the design, construction, financing, and operation of the water or wastewater plant. The plant is transferred to the client at the end of the contract, which is generally around 10 years.
Hydroflux also purchase existing water and wastewater plants on a similar basis, which releases cash to our clients for either returning or distributing to investors or for funding other investments in their core business.
The multidisciplinary structure of the Hydroflux group including design, construction, equipment supply and operation makes Hydroflux the ideal BOT water and wastewater partner.
Please contact Hydroflux if would like to explore the option of either acquiring a new water or wastewater facility without capital outlay or would like to free up cash by selling your existing water or wastewater assets.
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