Zero discharge programs in a corrugated box plant, Corrugating International, October 2000, Vol. 2(4)
Many boxplants and sheet feeders struggle to keep pace with the changing rules and regulations involving the discharge of industrial wastewater. Industrial wastewater includes flexo wash up water,corrugator run off water, and boiler blow down that could be released from a corrugated facility into the local sewer system. The challenges that boxplants face include:
*Reducing the amount of waste water generated each day.
*Successfully treating the waste water in a cost-effective manner.
*Re-using the wastewater in a safe,non-destructive manner.
There are several strategies currently in play in the United States. Corrugating plants in the United States follow one or more of the following techniques...