Treating industrial inky wastewater is a tricky business: high-profile clients turn to Aerofloat to solve the problem.

Wastewater from industrial packaging plants will often contain adhesives or starch based glues, as well as the pigments and dyes used in the printing ink on the packaging products. This makes for a highly polluting and challenging wastewater to treat.

Aerofloat’s expertise in understanding the contaminants in printing and packaging wastewater, ensure a compliant solution for your business and creates opportunities for wastewater reuse, saving on both trade waste charges and water usage costs.

Aerofloat completed a large project for Visy in a remote part of New Zealand, where the manufacturing plant was not connected to the sewer line. The local authorities insisted that the heavily contaminated process wastewater be treated to a level suitable for discharge. Aerofloat was able to treat this highly polluted inky wastewater to a quality not only suitable for irrigation purposes, but also for reuse in the starch makeup and the boiler feed – resulting in a closed loop recycle system. See the case study for more details.

Pope Packaging in South Australia was told by several wastewater companies that it had ‘untreatable waste’. However, despite the high solids and minimal space available for a treatment system, Aerofloat was able to provide a simple treatment solution, on budget. Pope Packaging can now discharge its wastewater to the sewer, saving on trade waste charges.

Aerofloat offers wastewater treatment systems for the printing and packaging industry that ensure a compliant effluent, using the following technology:

  • Patented dissolved air flotation (AeroDAF)
  • Patent pending moving bed biofilm reactor (AeroMBBR)
  • Filtration methods, including sand filtration, ultra filtration and reverse osmosis technology.

Contact Aerofloat today to discuss your wastewater treatment needs with one of its expert engineers.

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