Kalamazoo, Michigan—PRAB Ultrafiltration Systems have been proven to reduce oily water volumes by as much as 98%, reduce wastewater haul-away costs up to 90%, and reduce the cost of wash water and detergents by as much as 75% (when calculating the costs of replacement chemicals, heating and disposal). Effluent water can be discharged to sewer or reused. The total washer cleaner savings of one customer using ultrafiltration was $196,000 a year.
PRAB Ultrafiltration Systems are designed to separate organics, emulsified oils and suspended solids from process water, incoming water, wastewater, and metalworking coolant—without the use of chemical additives. Ultrafiltration membrane technology is quickly becoming the fluid waste management process of choice over conventional industrial filtration methods.
Systems offer a robust design which effectively removes impurities from a variety of different streams for optimum fluid management, and compliance with federal Resource conservation and Recovery Act requirements, as well as state and local discharge regulations.
Applications for the PRAB Ultrafiltration System include:
- Water-soluble, semi-synthetic, and synthetic coolants used in machining and grinding
- Alkaline and acidic wash waters.
- Heavily fortified stamping fluids and wash water
- Oil and solid laden deburring liquids
- Oily water discharge from pressure washing
- Surface finishing
- Die casting
PRAB industrial water and wastewater treatment systems are proven to have a long life. We have ultrafiltration systems still in operation after 31 years.