Optimizing Wastewater Handling & Saving Money

PPG Industries constantly seeks to improve pollution and waste prevention programs throughout its global manufacturing facilities. In 2009, PPG's Reno Plant took steps to enhance its existing wash water and wastewater management program by implementing an in-house chemical treatment and dewatering system. The Reno plant produces latex paint under the familiar brand names of Olympic and Pittsburgh paints.

Challenge: PPG Industries in Reno, NV., sought a more efficient way to deal with its wash water and wastewater.

Solution: PPG did its due diligence in conducting several performance tests on a complete chemical batch and filter system from Alar Engineering Corporation.

Conclusion: PPG ultimately purchased an ALAR Auto-Vac filter to handle their 12,000 gallons of wastewater per day. They were able to reduce cross-state sludge handling and disposal costs.