SABO Industrial Corp.
2 Little Britain Road . Newburgh, NY 12550
Tel: (845) 562-5751 . Fax: (845) 562-5909 www.saboindustrial.com
The key to effective wastewater treatment are the various separating agents. The equipment is necessary to make it happen and can be designed to suite each customers needs.
CleartreatŪ - A product that protects the environment
At Sabo Industrial we are proud to offer the CleartreatŪ line of separating agents. CleartreatŪ products are predominantly clay-based separating agents designed for treating industrial waste waters exhibiting a broad range of characteristics. They are very effective as a one step treatment for removing organic and inorganic solids such as heavy metals and emulsified oils from discharges generated during various industrial manufacturing operations. Waste generators will realize improved treatment efficiency and will gain a waste sludge that will typically meet or exceed the TCLP (Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure) leach test, enabling disposal as a non-hazardous waste. The various ingredients act in a sequential fashion to break oil and water emulsions, precipitate heavy metals as hydroxides, promote flocculation and remove suspended solids. The unique type of clay used in the CleartreatŪ separating agents has the ability to ionically react with certain cationic metal contaminants to remove them from solution.
How do our separating agents work? What reactions take place in the wastewater?
Our separating agents are formulated to work, usually as a one step process through a sequence of reactions when wetted or hydrated. The sequencing is controlled by the solubility rate of the various components that make up the different blends that we offer. When dealing with more exotic waste streams it may require more than one step. Each waste stream has it's own unique characteristics so we always ask for a sample of the waste stream for assessment (usually 2 gallons) before a treatment method is recommended.
The pH of the waste water is briefly reduced to a point where the oil emulsion breaks, becomes insoluble and is removed from the waste stream by being attracted to the cationic component of our separating agents.
Suspended solids are also attracted during this phase of treatment.
The pH is elevated briefly for optimum precipitation of dissolved metals. These metals are immediately attracted to the anionic component of the separating agents and are removed from the waste stream.
Finally the pH of the waste stream should return to the neutral range. The cationic (positive charged) components and contaminants combine with the anionic (negatively charged) components and contaminants to form a floc This final phase allows micro-encapsulation of the contaminants to take place and generally produces a non-leachable solid waste residue. The non-leachability of the solid waste can be substantiated by performing a TCLP (Toxic Characteristic Leachate Procedure).
The treated water or filtrate should be suitable for reuse or discharge. If discharging the water, appropriate testing should be done to insure compliance with parameters for discharge to the local POTW.