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Wastewater Discharge Compliance


Category: Wastewater
Need: Discharge compliance
Customer: Magazine printing company
Challenge: Reduction of copper in a waste stream

With copper concentrations exceeding wastewater discharge compliance limits, the customer is facing fines and possible revocation of their discharge permit. A wastewater treatment firm recommended a solution which was capital and space intensive. Having neither the budgeted capital nor the space, the WaterProfessionals® were asked for another opinion. An ion exchanger utilizing a selective resin, having a strong affinity for copper was recommended. The WaterProfessionals® provided the system on a rental basis to avoid the need for capital outlay. The process assures copper is recovered and recycled rather than disposed of in a landfill, thereby limiting the customer's environmental liability and ensuring wastewater discharge compliance.