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Case Study: Solutions for Latex Paint Wastewater

Aug 02, 2016

The government, fueled by public pressure, is tightening regulations on sewer discharge and landfill disposal. To comply, industries face expensive hauling costs, off-site treatment, municipal fees, or the burden of pond and pit cleanup.

Latex paint manufacturer PPG Industries, sought a more efficient way to reduce costs by filtering and dewatering its raw water-based paint & coatings rinse and industrial wastewater. The PPG-Reno Plant produces latex paint under the very familiar brand names of Olympic and Pittsburg Paints.

PPG-Reno rented an Auto-Vac® Model AV220. The Auto-Vac® pilot test was successful; it routinely generated 48% dry solids (by weight), and produced quality effluent with TSS levels at 15ppm (mg/l). Impressed with the performance, PPG purchased an ALAR Auto-Vac® Model AV660 to filter 12,000 gallons of wastewater a day.

Aside from being environmentally proactive, PPG demonstrated astute business and innovation skills. The Reno facility eliminated cross-state sludge hauling and reduced disposal costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars; maintaining PPG's environmental and economic edge as leaders in coatings and specialty products.

ALAR paint and coatings wastewater treatment and filtration serves industries such as:

Latex Paint * Powder Coatings *Dispersions *Elastomers *Primers *Stucco *Spray Booth Adhesives

With thousands of installations worldwide, ALAR is acknowledged as one of the leaders in providing industrial, municipal and environmental solutions.


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