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RE: Settling tank



Lisa Guthrie (emrcb@execulink.com) asked (in part):

	> I am looking for a supplier in the Southwestern Ontario region of
a small
	> (ie 45gallon or less) settling tank.  It will be used to remove
particulate
	> matter (dust /dirt from a floor scrubber) from wash water before
entering
	> sanitary sewer. 

Lisa, you may also want to look at the use of a hydrocyclone (either instead
of or in conjunction with the settling tank) 
for removing this material, since it should take dramatically less floor
space, and obtain a higher efficiency in separating 
the solid material from the wash water stream.  Of course, the final
selection will depend on residence time, particle size and 
density, etc, but it is worth considering.

as far as a local (to SW Ontario) supplier of said tanks and/or
hydrocyclones, you might try the Chemical Engineering Buyer's Guide, 
which is available online at http://208.243.114.45/chem/  (though I had
problems connecting today) or Thomas' Register available at 
www.thomasregister.com.  The latter focuses on US suppliers, but many of the
listed vendors/manufacturers have Canadian distributors as well.

Hope this helps.

Scott Butner (rs_butner@pnl.gov)
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Technology Division
Pacific NW National Laboratory
4500 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA  98105 3900
206-528-3290 voice/206-528-3552 fax
http://www.chemalliance.org/