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RE: bioremediating parts washers
Last fall we bought a parts washer from System One Technologies which has
the bioremediation type function. This parts cleaner has been used in our
fleet management garage (site of ~4,500 people spread over 7,000 acres). It
has been very well accepted and is doing a very good job. We have generated
no waste to date from this except some samples taken to characterize the
solution. Here is the info on System One that I have:
8305 N.W. 27th St.
Miami, FL 33122
They have a good web site with much information. They also have a trial
program where they will provide a test unit for evaluation. We had ours for
2-3 months before we purchased.
Hope this helps.
> From: Hill, Lin[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 9:37 AM
> To: 'P2Tech@great-lakes.net'
> Subject: bioremediating parts washers
> Has anyone tried these types of parts washers? (taken from Pollution
> Lin Hill, NHPPP, 603-271-2902
> Water-based parts cleaning became practical with the introduction of
> bioremediation: the use of living organisms to turn hazardous materials
> harmless components.
> Chemists and engineers put microbes to work in an industrial setting by
> creating a parts washer that combines a powerful cleaning fluid with
> bioremediating microbes. The fluid lifts grease and dirt from the part and
> flushes it into a reservoir. Here, the microbes, thriving in a tailored
> environment, digest the grease. The components of the digestion
> and water-evaporate into the air.
> Early bioremediating parts washers had their shortcomings. Some lubricants
> were difficult to clean and the bioremediating process sometimes produced
> barnyard odor. The microbes themselves often succumbed to temperature
> Today's state-of-the-art bioremediating parts washer has corrected these
> problems. New designs combine fluid, filter, pump, heater, and the
> voracious-microbes in a closed-loop system that requires little
> Its cleaning efficiency is comparable to parts washers using premium
> solvents. When used properly, there is nothing to haul or skim. The fluid
> cleans the part, and the microbes clean the fluid. For this reason, the
> fluid remains at peak efficiency and need never be replaced-just topped
> to replace fluid lost to normal evaporation.
> The latest generation of surfactant fluids can remove even fifth-wheel
> grease and other lubricants that defy ordinary water-based cleaners. New
> strains of robust microbes can thrive in a wide range of temperatures. The
> only maintenance required is the monthly replacement of a filter mat that
> captures particulates and supplies a fresh colony of microbes. Disposal of
> the filter mat usually may be as ordinary solid waste.
> Thus is the parts washer once again the simple, easy-to-use,
> machine that does its job with little attention. And at little or no cost
> the environment.
> Contact: ChemFree Corp., Francis Marks, president, 8 Meca WayNorcross, GA
> 30093. Tel: 770-564-5580; Fax: 770-564-5533.
> About the author: Francis Marks is president of ChemFree Corp.