A tractor manufacturing factory is very similar to an automobile manufacturing factory, both using significant amounts of water for the pre-paint washing process. Before the tractor parts are painted, they are washed in several steps to remove dust and oils, and to provide surface coating. The wastewater from each step has different characteristics and contains some heavy metals such as Ni and Zn. At the Kubota Industrial Equipment Factory in Jefferson, FA, the wastewater treatment process has a unique pre-treatment, Kubota MBR, and RO. The treated water is recycled back to the pre-paint washing process. By recycling this water, the factory saves $70,000 per year.
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- Hiro Kuge
- KUBOTA Membrane USA
- AMTA/NWMOA/WEF Technology Transfer Workshop, Vancouver, WA
- AMTA/NWMOA/WEF Technology Transfer Workshop
- Industrial Wastewater, Recycled water, MBR and RO