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A Case Study for Wastewater Treatment: Ruabon


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LOCATION: RUABON, NORTH WALES, MORGAN ELECTRO CERAMICS

SUMMARY

Hydro Industries operate and maintain a bespoke treatment system in Ruabon, North Wales. The system removes Lead, Chemical Oxygen Demand and Suspended Solids from factory wastewater. The discharge of the water is regulated by Welsh Water and National Resource Wales.

BACKGROUND

Morgan Technical Ceramics is an Electro-ceramic parts factory using powders and metals to create electrical parts which are shipped worldwide. During the cleaning of the factory, wastewater containing ceramic lead based powders is produced. This wastewater can vary in quality over the course of production. To discharge this water to sewer the company is regulated by National Resource Wales and Welsh Water to prevent pollution. The system of treatment that was previously employed on site consistently breached the regulations issued by National Resource Wales.

HYDRO'S SOLUTION

ruabond-bottles.pngHydro was asked to consult on the situation in April 2013. The limited factory space available for treatment meant the need for the design of a bespoke HydroCurrent system to treat up to 7000litres/hour of water. This unit would fit in a Bunded area space of 8m2. Designed to treat levels of lead ranging from 50 - 150 mg/l in the wastewater and reduce the level to >0.5 mg/l the system operates when required 7 days a week to ensure no shut downs or delay in work output occur.

RESULTS

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KEY FACTS:

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