Belmar Technology Approach
Every manufacturing operation is unique. They use different chemicals and generate varying liquid waste with metals and other contaminants. Each operation will have different waste treatment priorities arising from its own unique combination of product specialisation government regulation, and economic factors. A successful waste management system must be custom designed to address all the process characteristics and management priorities. An economical solution must combine this custom design with standard treatment equipment that works.
Belmar has developed a range of standard “stand alone and bespoke” technologies which can be combined into process and system configurations to meet each company’s needs. After gaining a thorough understanding of the customers process, Belmar evaluates the features and benefits of each technology to develop a waste treatment system designed to meet our customers specific goals.
These goals may include and not limited to the following:
- Compliance with discharge limits
- Sludge reduction / Waste minimisation
- Chemical Recovery
- Metals Recovery
- Water Recycle
- Minimise Off Site Waste Haul
- Zero Discharge to Drain
Belmar’s wastewater treatment technologies can be arranged in a custom configuration to address each operations specific objectives. Belmar uses a four-step engineering process to accomplish this.
(A) Define the Waste Problem
Belmar engineers prepare a detailed description of the metal finishing shops process with a hands-on site survey. This defines each process step, rinse water flowrates, volume and frequency of dumps, and the concentration of chemicals and metals in rinse water and concentrates.
(B) Define the Waste Treatment Process
We analyse the survey data and combine the waste streams into compatible chemical categories for treatment. Often several alternatives are prepared with an economic analysis of each option for review with the customer.
(C) Evaluate Treatment Technologies
Belmar evaluates the economics and expected performance of the waste treatment technologies. The goal is to get the system design right the first time by evaluating all the factors during design process.
(F) Integrate the Treatment System into Your Plant
During the site survey, we measure the area available for installing the equipment and survey the services required and access for equipment and supplies. We ensure our equipment will integrate into existing processes to meet the customers objectives.
Laboratory Test Programs
The purpose of these test programs is to establish “proof of concept” and to determine the optimum operating conditions for process such as Evaporation, Ion exchange, Physical Chemical Treatment, Detoxification, Advanced Oxidation, Electrowinning in combination with the client’s process. Typically, a full test program will analyse process aim in conjunction with solution data specified supplied by the client. A test program will then be developed and agreed with the client. The test program typically consists of a number test runs under various conditions to optimise the process, and takes approximately 1-4 weeks to complete. The test work is completed on a lab pilot sized system. After the program a final report is issued to the client. This report will contain full details of the entire program along with an executive summary, detailed test results, metal recovery profiles, interpretation of results, final plant sizing, optimum performance parameters, approximate operational and capital costs.