Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Metal Processing, Plating and
Finishing Wastewater Treatment

Effectively treating wastewater produced by the metal plating and finishing industry can be difficult depending upon the composition of the wastewater. Pretreatment is necessary to remove oils, heavy metals and solids and must comply with Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) strict permit requirements.

Treating metals found in the waste stream and sludge is a necessity for both small and large facilities. From bath dips and rinses to washers and anodizing Operators Unlimited assists our metal processing customers through a variety of treatment services. From chemical supply and optimization to system design and operations our experienced team has decades of experience to accurately assess your current process and make recommendations for system enhancements to remain fully compliant.

One of the biggest challenges faced is getting metals concentrations down to appropriate permit levels and the overall disposal coasts of hazardous liquids and solids. OU’s services aid plant managers in managing the overall costs associated with the wastewater treatment process and the ongoing capital and maintenance costs of equipment.

Sludge dewatering is an integral part of the metal processing wastewater treatment process. Dewatering is the process of removing liquids from the sludge slurry for reuse or disposal. Operators Unlimited has successfully implemented and enhanced the efficiency of current dewatering systems, using techniques and technologies and based on customer budget, footprint and overall system process.

Effectively treating wastewater produced by the metal plating and finishing industry can be difficult depending upon the composition of the wastewater. Pretreatment is necessary to remove oils, heavy metals and solids and must comply with Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) strict permit requirements.

Treating metals found in the waste stream and sludge is a necessity for both small and large facilities. From bath dips and rinses to washers and anodizing Operators Unlimited assists our metal processing customers through a variety of treatment services. From chemical supply and optimization to system design and operations our experienced team has decades of experience to accurately assess your current process and make recommendations for system enhancements to remain fully compliant.

One of the biggest challenges faced is getting metals concentrations down to appropriate permit levels and the overall disposal coasts of hazardous liquids and solids. OU’s services aid plant managers in managing the overall costs associated with the wastewater treatment process and the ongoing capital and maintenance costs of equipment.

Sludge dewatering is an integral part of the metal processing wastewater treatment process. Dewatering is the process of removing liquids from the sludge slurry for reuse or disposal. Operators Unlimited has successfully implemented and enhanced the efficiency of current dewatering systems, using techniques and technologies and based on customer budget, footprint and overall system process.

Services

Chemical Treatment & Optimization

Operational Support & Staffing

Equipment

Engineering Services

Educational Resources

Equipment

The challenges for wastewater treatment should not include sourcing equipment. No matter the process goal; removal, separation or reduction our team can design, source and install the equipment and controls needed to complete, repair or more efficiently manage your wastewater treatment process.

  • Complete Wastewater System Solutions
  • Sensors
  • Clarifiers
  • Storage Solutions
  • Controls
  • Tanks and Pumps
  • Filter Presses
  • Sludge Dryers
  • Complete Wastewater System Solutions
  • Sensors
  • Clarifiers
  • Storage Solutions
  • Controls
  • Tanks and Pumps
  • Filter Presses
  • Sludge Dryers

Case Studies

The Operators Unlimited case study library provides an in-depth look into our industrial wastewater projects and the solutions we provide to a variety of clients.

June 15, 2020 in Metal Processing, Uncategorized, Wastewater Chemicals, Wastewater Equipment, Wastewater Processes

“Leaning” on Wastewater: How a Lamella Clarifier works

The old song Lean on Me reminds us that life is hard and that we all need other people to “Lean on.”  The chorus says: Lean on me, when you're…
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March 17, 2020 in Automotive, Food and Beverage, Metal Processing, Sludge Dewatering, Uncategorized, Wastewater Processes

Sludge Dewatering: You can have your cake, but please don’t eat it too!

Usually when someone mentions cake in the context of wastewater, they aren’t talking about part of a birthday celebration.  In wastewater, the word “cake” often refers to the solids that…
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