Stone Fabrication Water Reuse – water is a critical part of a stone fabrication company as most equipment requires water to operate whether it is for stone washing, keeping saw blades cool, polishing and cleaning. Water can be expensive to purchase, to store and to dispose of dirty water as the dirty water cannot be put down the drain as the particles in the water can block drains.
Recycling wastewater in stone finishing
If wastewater is not properly treated and recycled, it could mean that harmful contaminants are being introduced into the environment in turn leading to fines. However, a lot of money can be saved through treating this wastewater in house and re-used in process in the plant.
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Slurry Separation Systems
Water recycling systems for granite and stone fabrication generally consists of a water filtration cycle to produce clean water from slurry produced in stone fabrication. The slurry is separated to some mud and into the water through means of conical tanks and filtration. This water is generally passed to a 3 Stage Flocculation Tank, going through flash mixing, flocculation and coagulation processes, then clarifiers or clarification tanks consist of polyethene cone tanks which hold the water long enough to allow the floc and other particulates to move to the bottom of the tank. These tanks can either be as conical tanks with take-off points up the side of the tank or as a clarification tank for continuous flow systems removing a lot of the particles and sediments in the water. The process is often repeated until the water can be reused.
Stone Fabrication Rainwater Harvesting
A lot of quarry’s and stone fabrication buildings have larger roofs which can be used for rainwater, which in turn can be used in the processes in stone fabrication. This water with some treatment can be used to reduce mains water supply costs and help the environment.
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Enduramaxx offers a variety of storage tanks, mixer tanks as well as dosing and 3 stage flocculation tanks for the stone fabrication industry. Following are links to products mentioned above:
- Chemical Dosing Tanks with Bunds
- Rainwater Harvesting and Storage
- Cone Tanks
- Clarifier / Clarification Tanks
- V-Notch Wier Tanks
For more details on storage tanks, conical settlement tanks and rainwater harvesting solutions for stone fabrication water reuse please get in touch.