Treatment: Success Stories
Tier I Automotive Parts Manufacturer
Wins 1999 Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year with GESI Design
GESI worked closely with the client in the design and construction of
a $1.5MM, 4000 square feet, Phase II Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion.
GESI was responsible for treatability studies, treatment plant equipment
specification, design services, permitting, and construction. Additionally,
GESI was able to reduce the overall project cost from $2.25MM to $1.5MM.
Machine Tool Coolant Process Costs Reduced by 300%
GESI was retained to modify the machine coolant filtration process for
their Georgia facility. The modified process reduced cost of off-site
treatment/disposal, and the use of “raw” coolant by filtering oil and
particulate from the “waste” or spent coolant. Capital cost recovery is
anticipated within 4 months.
Process Changes Allow Manufacturer to meet NPDES Discharge Criteria
GESI completed a Toxicity Reduction Evaluation (TRE) for this automotive
parts manufacturing facility. Based on the results of chronic toxicity
testing, GESI identified the raw materials and influent streams that were
believed to be the primary causes of effluent toxicity. Modifications
were made in the facility’s wastewater piping system to eliminate the
discharge of this material into the wastewater treatment system.