Using Organo Clay in Disposable Filter Drums

If you need a temporary way to treat your waste waters for a few days or a week during routine cleaning or maintenance and continue to meet your pre-treatment discharge requirements, you might want to consider using a disposable Filter Drum containing organo clay. Disposable organo clay filter drums are typically 55 gallon drums filled with organo clay or blend of organo clay and filter coal or sand. Organo clay has a strong affinity for hydrocarbons such as oil and grease and is capable of absorbing from 20 % to 30% of its weight in oil and grease. Here is ... » Read More

SPCC Plan Checklist for Bulk Oil Storage Facilities

The following check list should be used to determine if your existing SPCC Plan is in compliance and if the FRP requirements for bulk storage facilities is being met. For general information on SPCC plans and requirements — click here. Download and print this checklist in PDF format — click here. SPCC Plan Checklist for Bulk Oil Storage Facilities I. Operator and Owner Addresses and phone Nos. correctly listed. II. Day-to-day Operations and Facility Background described in adequate detail. III. Receiving Water/Probable Flow Paths (e.g., facility storm drain, street storm drain, storm water outfall, overland to river or stream, flood ... » Read More

Wash Bay Odor Problems?

Does the water in your wash bay have a strong offensive odor? Is it especially noticeable after a period of inactivity such as Monday morning? What causes Wash bay Odor problems? Odor is usually from bacteria in the water under what is called anaerobic conditions (no oxygen). When those conditions exist the anaerobic bacteria produce Hydrogen Sulfide gas, and that gas smells like rotten eggs. This is usually most notable in the summer time when its warm or after a weekend when the water sits and becomes stagnate. How Do I Control Wash Bay Odor Problems? Manual Odor Controls: Visit your ... » Read More

Selecting the Right Wash Bay Wastewater Treatment Equipment

Getting Started First review your local city and county regulations for the limits set on fat, oil, and grease that can be discharged. Take a sample of your wastewater and have it analyzed for the list of parameters in your local sewer regulations. Compare your sample results with the local limits, you may not need any treatment at all. Keep your analytical data on hand just in case you need it and resample annually or at the frequency required in your local regulations. Wastewater that doesn’t meet your local limits for fat, oil, grease or any other parameter cannot be ... » Read More