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Metal Industry

Wastewater and process water treatment in the metal industry

Industrial waste water or circuit water in the metal industry can be broken down into many comprehensive, subject-specific areas. AWAS has developed various methods of treatment technology for the metal industry in the last 30 years. Generally we accept any environmental challenge and like to respond to individual problems. Wastewater and process water treatment for the following sectors are supported by references and experience:

  • Aluminum industry
  • Non-ferrous, special and heavy metal enterprises
  • Foundry industry
  • Metal recycling
  • Turning and grinding shops
  • Surface technology
  • Steelworks: open areas and washing stations
  • Electroplating

Process water treatment for:

  • Cleaning agents for paint preparation
  • Liquids from surface treatment 
  • Cooling lubricant emulsions
  • Process water circuits
  • Cooling water circuits

AWAS has the optimal solution for your water - call us and we will provide individual advice and a solution. 


SELECTED REFERENCES

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MMK

Location: Magnitogorsk, Russia
Industry: Metal Industry
Steelworks
Wastewater:
Process water
Volume:
14.000 m³/h
AWAS Service:
Consulting, Engineering, Assembly and Start-up
AWAS Delivery:
Pump station

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke

Location: Siegen, Germany
Industry:
Steelworks
Wastewater:
Process water
Volume:
600 m³/h
AWAS Service:
Consulting, Lab analysis, Engineering, Assembly and Start-up
AWAS Delivery: Oil and Fuel Separator
Galaxie TowerOil and Fuel Separator

Alunorf

Location: Neuss, Germany
Industry:
Aluminum Industry
Wastewater:
Process water
Volume:
60 m³/h
AWAS Service:
Consulting, Lab analysis, Engineering, Assembly and Start-up
AWAS Delivery: AWAS Flotation, Typ ADF
ADF FlotationAWAS Flotation, Typ ADF

Cronimet

Location: Zutendaal, Belgium
Industry:
Scrap yard
Wastewater: Rain and Surface Water
Surface water
Volume:
60 m³/h
AWAS Service:
Consulting, Engineering, Assembly and Start-up
AWAS Delivery:
Galaxie 2002, ADF FlotationAWAS Flotation, Typ ADF

Schuler Rohstoff GmbH

Location:Deißlingen, Germany
Industry:
Metal recycling (Scrap yard)
Wastewater:
Run-off rain water with emulsions and oils
Volume:
50 m³/h
AWAS Service:
Consulting, Engineering, Assembly and Start-up
AWAS Delivery:
AWAS Galaxie Top, 2 stage Flotation, Sludge dewatering 

AWAS Pilot plants

Location: worldwide operation
Industry:
Oil exploration or all-purpose operation
Wastewater:
Produced water or all-purpose operation
Volume:
30 m³/h (Galaxie, Affinity, ADF) 100 l/h (AK, RO)
AWAS Service:
Assembly, Operation, Analysis, Feasibility studies
Equipment:
Galaxie, Affinity, ADF Flotation, Activated carbon filter, Reverse osmosis

BMZ

Ort: Zhlobin, Weißrussland
Branche: Metallindustrie
Abwasser: Galvanikabwasser
Abwassermengen: 25 m³/h
AWAS Dienstleistung: Beratung, Planung, Montage und Inbetriebnahme
AWAS Lieferung: ADF Flotation, Umkehrosmose, Kristaller

 

Aluminum industry

Aluminum smelters

The special challenging task in the aluminum industry is to free the circulating production and cooling water from oil and to retain sediments and floating materials. These oils are no ordinary mineral oils, but special lube oils that cannot be removed by standard separators. The lube oil partly emulsifies and partly floats. The oil contains many aluminum micro particles, which greatly affect the specific gravity of the oil. The oil tends to a specific weight of 0.96g/ml and above after a few weeks of operation. Furthermore it is important that after a long use of a process water cacle the fluidity of the oil decreases, because aluminum and other heavy materials are being absorbed. AWAS has developed a special aluminum industry process engineering, which among others works with:

Affintity Separator

AWAS Vortex Vertikal Separator

In the aluminum die cast industry there are other special, strongly emulsifying oils in use. For this purpose we developed a special floating process technology which is widely used around the world.


Non-ferrous, special and heavy metals

The precipitation of various metals are being reached by our chemical-physical ADF-Flotation or our batch system, see AWAS-CH

a)    by adding special precipitants for the respective metal

b)    by pH adjustment and/orc)    by our UVA frequentation

Downstream membrane processes regulate high degradation rates.

 

Metal recycling

Wastewater and emulsions in metal recycling

Recycling of raw materials is becoming increasingly important. The metal recycling industry makes a significant contribution to the conservation of resources. These metal storage areas cause wastewater load through fluids that drip from scrap and often mix with rain water. The wastewater contains oils, emulsions, heavy metals and mineral particles. This wastewater must not be fed untreated into the municipal drainage.

We meet these challenges for every scrap yard individually with our adapted wastewater treatment systems. Separators, flotations, demulsification plants and other individual wastewater modules are being utilised.Using our special and widely used wastewater industry concept, we attach great importance to the reduction of waste, accumulation from the water treatment and the saving of disposal costs e.g. from separators. Pure emulsions may be prepared in a way that no mud, but an oil fraction is recovered.Call us and we will offer you individual advice and solutions and also support you during the upcoming regulatory approval procedures. With AWAS you get everything from one source! 


Turning and grinding shops

Each operator has several demands on cooling lubricant emulsions:

(A) for the extension of service life

1. The function should be maintained as long as possible

2. Bacterial growth should be avoided

3. Remaining physiological compatibility for lungs and skin

4. Floatable and settleable solids must be retained

5. Maximum permitted particle grain size only

6. Maximum permitted particle grain size only

7. General: maximization of service life

(B) For the own disposal

Instead of high costs for waste management by a disposal company, a technique should be installed, which reduces these costs.AWAS has a reasonable technical solution for all these requirements. Contact us!