Brookside Metals is a Wolverhampton based manufacturer of bronze castings and has had environmental issues with copper and zinc discharge consents from their surface water collection lagoon.
The lagoon is designed to overflow and discharge into a storm water sewer and then into a local river.
Samples of the discharge water were taken from site and tested in the FilterClear® laboratory. The processed water was then sent away for independent testing and analysis.
|Project Name:||Bugbrooke WRC|
|Project Scope:||Design, supply
• Off-site manufacture
• A dramatic reduction in copper and zinc providing water quality well below the EA discharge consent
• Rapid installation and commissioning
The results show a dramatic reduction in copper and zinc providing water quality well below the EA discharge consent. This led to a containerised pilot plant being installed at site by FilterClear® which was operated for two months.
Results demonstrate a consistency of performance that has brought the discharge water within consent. Once Brookside saw the results they took the decision to purchase a fully automated containerised FilterClear® system.
Colloidal and particulate capture reducing all problem metals to within their EA standard.
The site now has the option of using lagoon water for cooling bronze castings, which will dramatically reduce the site water bills and carbon footprint.
Brookside can now operate without the risk of heavy fines by the EA and has the added benefit of vastly reducing the environmental impact of their process.