Wash Water Recycle & Reclaim Systems

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Save Water Using Carbtrol's Vehicle / Equipment Wash Water Recycle System

Wash Water Recycle System
CARBTROL’S State-of-the-Art Activated Carbon-based Wash Water Recycle Systems Use EPA-Recommended Technology

CARBTROL offers a complete line of proven, high quality vehicle / equipment wash water recycling systems for commercial, industrial, and military operations. Our wash water recycle systems are ideal for public works garages and highway equipment wash operations. Vehicle / equipment wash water is reclaimed, treated and recycled, which conserves water and reduces or eliminates contaminant discharge. Modular treatment packages are available for water flows ranging from 10 to 240 GPM, with custom equipment wash water systems designed by experienced engineers for flows up to 1000 GPM.

Advantages of CARBTROL Vehicle / Equipment Wash Water Recycle Systems

EPA-Recommended Technology for Wash Water

Employing state-of-the-art activated carbon adsorption, chemical precipitation, and oxidation as recommended by the US-EPA, CARBTROL’S systems are designed to remove contaminants – including suspended solids, petroleum bi-products, herbicides, pesticides, gasoline, and other organic materials – and ensure maximum water clarity for immediate and continuous vehicle wash re-use.

Easily Integrated with your Wash Water Operations

CARBTROL’S Equipment Wash Water Recycle Systems are designed so that they can be combined with a variety of existing or planned commercial and industrial washing operations. Systems can be customized to your specifications by highly experienced engineers

Minimum Downtime – Easy to Operate

The cost-efficient equipment wash water recovery system is well engineered to operate smoothly with very little maintenance. Simply replace the activated carbon annually. Full water flow is available at all times, with minimum need for operator attention. With CARBTROL equipment wash water recycle systems, there’s no extra start up time, no monthly biologic additives, and no costly and time-consuming service requirements.

Resistant to Upset Conditions

CARBTROL’S Wash Water Recycle Systems are designed to handle changes in waste characteristics and flows, such as small spills or leaks of chemicals or fuel, variations in temperature and pH, or temporary system shutdowns. Other treatment technologies may be subject to process upsets under these conditions. Other wash water recovery systems may also experience foaming problems due to soaps, detergents, or soil conditioners. CARBTROL’S systems are not affected by these fluctuations.

Wide Range of User Applications of Wash Water Recycle Systems

CARBTROL has an ever-expanding base of installed systems in a wide range of wash water recycle applications:

Bus Wash Water Recycle System

Municipal and Highway Truck, Bus and Fleet

System designed for highway maintenance operations

Sports Stadium Water Recycle System

Golf and Sports Field Turf Maintenance Vehicles

Compact golf course wash water recycle system for minimum space, Maximum Efficiency

High Pressure Activated Carbon Filters

Military Aircraft and Marine Vehicles

Large scale system custom-designed for oversized military equipment

Equipment Wash Water Recycle System

General and Industrial Equipment

Large industrial-use systems custom-designed for a wide variety of industries

CARBTROL wash water recycling systems are manufactured in our factory in Stratford, CT and shipped to our clients location, with CARBTROL technical experts available to supervise installation and train operators as required.

Here's How it Works

Wash Water Recycle System

Primary Collection Pump for Agitation of Dirty Water

At water high level, the pump engages and the water is vigorously agitated to ensure that loose waste, dirt, or grass are separated and do not accumulate in the sump.

Wash Water Recycle System

Hydro Screen for Trash and Grass Separation Shown with Collection Cart

Dirty water is pumped from primary sump to the solids separation screen. Filtered water passes through the screen and flows into a transfer sump. If applicable, waste, grass, and dirt are collected in a trash cart.

Wash Water Recycle System

Combined Clarifier/Water Storage Tank For Silt, Fine Sand and Free Oil Removal

Screened wash water is pumped from the transfer sump to the clarifier, where additional solids are removed by gravity separation. The clarifier additionally serves as a water storage tank, prior to final treatment and reuse.

Wash Water Recycle System

Treatment Skid For Filtration – Clear Water Is Available on Demand

Clarified wash water is pumped to the treatment skid, which includes activated carbon adsorption and oxidation as a final polishing step,producing a quality water ready for reuse.

All Ready for Installation

Systems are shop manufactured as modular components and shipped complete with all above ground equipment, ready for easy installation. Once installed, minimum maintenance is required. Activated carbon is simply replaced annually.

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