Waste disposal savings

Published:  29 October, 2007

The investment in the Aqua-Save Technologies Waste Water Recycling Unit by Universal Engineering Company (Charlstown) is set to save the precision engineers over £5000 per year by virtually eradicating the amount of waste coolant and wash water taken off site for disposal.

The Precision Engineering Company based in Weymouth is a 'complete product life cycle' supplier to the MoD for aerospace, surface and submarine vessels as well as military and civil broadcast and telecommunications equipment. The company carries out high performance machining of exotic alloys such as titanium, high carbon steels and high nickel alloys.

The Aqua-Save Junior is now the central processing point for their waste coolant that is stored in an adjacent 205 litre drum.

The Aqua-Save is designed to treat, recover and re-use the waste water by separating out oily emulsions. This concentrated oily waste, which typically represents less than 5% of the original volume, is then the only material that needs to be transported off site for safe disposal.

Luke Thorpe, production manager at Universal Engineering said:  "The Aqua-Save does exactly what we were told it would and the saving against off site disposal of our waste coolants is tremendous.  The Aqua-Save is set to give us a payback within 18 months, and will also contribute in our advancement towards ISO 14001 accreditation.”

Paul Jarratt, who heads up Aqua-Save Technologies added: “The cost of off site disposal of waste water is getting more and more expensive.  The Aqua-Save System not only dramatically reduces the volume of waste but also enables companies to manage their own effluent in a more environmentally friendly way.”

For further information please visit: www.aqua-save.co.uk            

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