Manufacturing paper products comes with hefty cleanup responsibilities, typically resulting in either routine, expensive dredging of settling ponds, or relatively inexpensive bioaugmentation using beneficial bacteria and enzymes to do the dirty cleanup work.
United-Tech provides sound, environmentally responsible solutions to waste control issues. That said, we also like to save money for our customers.
Case in point: A wallboard manufacturer faced routine dredging of two settling ponds. Each event carried a hefty price tag of well over $1 million dollars per year. Heavy paper/pulp sludge build-up also strained their regulatory discharge limits, leaving the settling ponds at risk.
United-Tech developed a custom bioaugmentation program using BZT® Waste Digester. Seed and maintenance doses were applied regularly, and data was collected and continuously monitored. By the end of the program (less than a year), sludge volumes not only decreased, but also one of the ponds stood empty and continued to serve as a standby pond.
From start to finish, the company went from utilizing two settling ponds, plus a large finishing lagoon, to operating only one pond and having a backup pond. Also, the effluent remained cleaner than the historical flow.
Summary: Success exceeding expectations. This is what we achieve at United-Tech.
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