For a wide range of industrial wastewater treatment applications emew systems helps you reduce waste, save on waste water treatment costs and recover valuable metals at the same time.
Diverting Hazardous Wastes from Landfill
Minimizing environmental impact and enhancing the places we operate is key to a successful business. Unfortunately many industrial and manufacturing processes produce unwanted by-products and wastewater that cannot be easily treated onsite and must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Off-site treatment with a hazardous waste contractor can be very costly and does not align with corporate sustainability objectives. From hazardous waste generated in semiconductor Back End of Line (BEOL) interconnects to pickling baths in rod and wire mills, emew can help your operation save millions in industrial wastewater treatment costs and recover valuable metals for reuse or sale. In most cases, the savings in off-site disposal costs can pay for an onsite emew system in less than 12 months.
Recovering Valuable Resources
Custom designed and engineered emew metal recovery systems are ideal to recover high purity metals such as copper, nickel, tin, silver and others from mixed-metal, contaminated waste streams. The pure metal recovered can be reused within your operations, or sold to offset processing costs. The metal-depleted effluent can also be reused or further treated in an existing effluent treatment plant prior to discharge. By reducing waste bound for landfills and recovering saleable metal, emew is committed to helping our clients achieve their most stringent environmental targets and sustainability objectives. And for waste disposal facilities, why not use emew to recover these metal values from wastes rather than losing this revenue stream to landfill.
How can emew help you achieve your sustainability objectives?
Higher purity, improved recovery, increased efficiency and lower operating costs with our patented emew electrowinning process.
Maintenance and support services to maximize uptime and optimize your operational performance.
Customized technology packages to suit your requirements including outright emew plant purchase, plant rentals, and metal-as-a-service arrangements.
Confirm process design and operating parameters with our laboratory test programs, pilot/demo programs, flowsheet and general process development services, as well as feasibility studies.
Uncompromised safety and environmental performance for your personnel and operations.
Close to 34 billion gallons of wastewater is treated in the United States every day! This includes industrial and municipal wastewater that contains sewage, chemicals, and metals.
Only 20% of wastewater globally receives proper wastewater treatment according to UNESCO (2012). In high-income countries those rates are close to 70%, while in developing countries only 8%.
Globally, two million tons of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste is discharged into the world’s waterways and at least 1.8 million children under five years-old die every year from water related disease, or one every 20 seconds.