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STONE QUARRY APPLICATION
At our customer’s stone quarry, all of their trucks and equipment are cleaned by using a 4 USGPM pressure washer. The client wanted to implement an extremely low maintenance, fully automated wash pad, complete with a water recycling system, to clean and recycle their industrial wastewater.
A reinforced concrete wash pad was constructed to collect the wastewater and a new Moonstone wastewater treatment system (Model MS 5-8BF) was designed and engineered to fit into the existing limited space.
√ Their equipment is given a quick initial rinse to remove larger, coarse debris
√ The equipment is then driven to the final cleaning wash pad, where the industrial wastewater is collected to be recycled by the Moonstone system
√ The wash pad wastewater recycle system is activated by a float in the catch basin, located in the lowest area of the pad
√ Water is transferred from the catch basin directly to the Moonstone system and cleaned using our custom blended Reactive Separating Agent (RSA)
√ With the contaminants removed from the wastewater, cleaned water is reused and recycled in their closed-loop system
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WASHING
The objective for this customer was to clean up to 5,000 US gallons per day of their industrial wastewater. Their main goal was to treat their wastewater and meet municipal discharge compliance.
The enhanced Moonstone designed system was engineered to fit into an extremely small area, conserving valuable floor space in their facility. A Programable Logic Controller (PLC) unit was also added for reliability and ease of maintenance.
The final Moonstone system consisted of a 5,000-gallon poly holding tank for equalization, 5 USGPM mix/reaction tank, collection tank, and a 5 cubic foot filter press for final solids removal.
√ Their treated wastewater met discharge compliance
√ Cleaned wastewater is now disposed of down the drain, into the facility sanitary sewer.
√ All dewatered solids are non-hazardous and disposed of easily
√ The customer reports that these upgrades have saved their company substantial time and money
PORTABLE - 3 LOCATION SYSTEM
The objective for this Moonstone system was to service 3 locations using one portable unit. In each location, a catch basin was set up to collect the wastewater from pressure washing/cleaning school buses.
A portable Moonstone system was designed and engineered to be placed on a trailer and moved when needed.
This compact Moonstone system was enhanced with a Programable Logic Controller (PLC) unit that extracted wastewater from each catch basin, and designed to clean up to 5 USGPM. The system was also able to store the treated water for re-use in the location’s pressure washer when required.
√ Solids were removed by a self-indexing filter bed and dispensed into a 55-gallon drum for disposal.
√ The solids from the treated wastewater were non-hazardous, and the cleaned water was recycled back into the pressure washer and reused.
A DIFFICULT WASTE STREAM
The objective for this customer was to clean their industrial wastewater, meet the Privately Owned Treatment Works (POTW) discharge compliance, and finally dispose their treated wastewater down their sanitary sewer.
This Moonstone customer manufactures sandpaper, and their industrial wastewater was laden with glue and elevated phenol levels. Their facility was unable to treat this difficult waste stream and the business was paying hefty disposal surcharges and fees.
The Moonstone team designed and engineered an enhanced, fully automated 5USGPM system with, 304 stainless steel, triple mix chamber, and 2 feed hoppers (able to supply 2 different reactants to the waste stream) and successfully achieved discharge compliance.
√ The solids are separated by a self-indexing filter bed
√ The detactified waste stream promotes separation and reduces phenol levels
√ The filtrate enters a collection tank for compliance confirmation before going to the sewer
√ Surcharges and fines are eliminated and acceptable discharge levels are met
INDUSTRIAL WASH RACK WASTEWATER
At our customer’s truck maintenance facility, discharging wash rack wastewater was not an option. A 2 USGPM, hot/cold pressure washer was being used for washing, degreasing, and rinsing various vehicles and parts at their location.
The client wanted to implement a fully automated Moonstone system to clean and recycle their industrial wastewater for reuse.
Moonstone designed and engineered a low maintenance 2 USGPM system complete with a Reactive Separating Agent (RSA) feed hopper, self-indexing filter bed and large integral collection tank.
√ Solids are separated out of the wastewater
√ Contaminants are neutralized and eliminated by the custom blended RSA
√ The cleaned water is recycled and reused in their process with no need for municipal discharge
JET FIGHTERS & CADMIUM
This facility’s challenge was to meet local sewer authority codes for cadmium, suspended solids, oil, and grease. They wanted to discharge their wash rack wastewater generated from cleaning their jet fighters and their repair shop floor.
They found that the source of their high concentration of cadmium was from the bolts used to secure panels on the F16’s surface.
Extensive lab work was done to define the best treatment format. The Moonstone team went to work and designed, engineered and modified a 5 USGPM System (Model MS 5-10BF) to fit in their existing facility that provided fluid and solids management.
√ Their cleaned water is now non-detect for cadmium
√ The solids produced with Moonstone’s custom blended Reactive Separating Agent (RSA) are now in a non-hazardous residue and non-detect for cadmium
√ This facility received awards for solving this issue and being pro-active in protecting our environment
MULTIPLE WASTEWATER CONTAMINANTS
Our customer manufactures heavy farm equipment components and needed to treat multiple industrial wastewater streams, including their initial source water.
This facility’s process generated separate wastewater streams: phosphate contamination from their dip tanks, oils and contaminants from a floor scrubber, and wastewater from their de-greasing area.
The different waste streams were segregated in a multiple storage tank area and needed to be treated separately.
Moonstone designed and engineered a unique 10 USGPM continuous flow system (Model MS10 SS) to achieve the multitude of results needed, all in one system.
This turnkey system required minimal operator involvement.
√ Their cleaned source water is ready to use in their dip tanks
√ The solids produced with the custom blended Reactive Separating Agent (RSA) are non-hazardous and can be disposed of easily
√ Cleaned industrial wastewater can be reused in their process
√ Treated industrial wastewater meets municipal discharge compliance
√ Disposal of treated wastewater down their sanitary sewer is possible
LARGE WASTEWATER VOLUME
This Moonstone customer manufactures truck bodies and needed to achieve discharge compliance to avoid surcharges from the local Privately Owned Treatment Works (POTW).
Their large volume of industrial wastewater streams (from 40,000 to 60,000 US gallons per day) had an abundance of suspended solids, high levels of zinc and phosphate from their initial rinse tanks, high amounts of phosphate from dip and ED tanks, as well as over-spray from the paint booths.
Moonstone’s team designed and engineered a unique 100 USGPM, fully automated, continuous EZ-Flow system to meet the needs of this facility. In addition, a 40,000 USG equalization tank (to feed the Moonstone system) was constructed on site, and an oversized feed hopper and Super Sac of custom blended Reactive Separating Agent (RSA) were introduced to assist in the ease of operation.
A unique feature that was added for an effortless installation was the addition of heavy-duty casters that wheeled the unit into place after the tank was constructed. This oversized Moonstone system was installed in one day, thanks to our insightful Moonstone team.
√ The smaller footprint of a Moonstone industrial wastewater system saves a substantial amount of floor space in the facility
√ Large wastewater service charges from the POTW are eliminated
√ Treated water can be discharged down the sanitary sewer or reused in their facility’s process