Operational Overhaul in Wastewater Treatment Plant

About This Project

Kroeschell was challenged by a client to reduce the $1,200,000 operation cost of their Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kroeschell rose to the challenge and surpassed their expectations.

Challenge

Kroeschell was approached by a customer and challenged to reduce the operations cost associated with the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Operational costs averaged $1,200,000 annually for a treatment plant built in the 1960’s, averaging 320–360 million gallons of processed water annually and had 4 full-time staff members.

Solution

Kroeschell proposed a three-year program that entailed numerous changes to the existing operational structure of the plant including:

  • The increase of staffing from 4 to 6 full-time employees.
  • The implementation of numerous recycling programs with the added manpower: Coolant Recycling, Quench Oil Recycling, Paint Solvent Recycling, Oily Sludge Recycling and Segregated Oil Recycling.

Results

The first year showed a cost savings of $640,000

  • With the processing of 327,000,000 gallons of waste water, 1,100,000 gallons of waste coolant, 186,560 gallons of recycled oil, 63 drums of paint solvent and 0 drums of sludge.

The second year showed a cost savings of $1,073,000

  • With the processing of 347,000,000 gallons of waste water, 2,200,000 gallons of waste coolant, 298,600 gallons of recycled oil, 154 drums of paint solvent and 173 drums of sludge.

The third year showed a cost savings of $1,486,000

  • With the processing of 517,000,000 gallons of waste water, 2,000,000 gallons of waste coolant, 334,384 gallons of recycled oil, 165 drums of paint solvent and 310 drums of sludge.

Over three years, Kroeschell provided the customer with $1,486,000 cost savings towards a $1,200,000 annual cost.

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Category

Industrial, Industrial Services