Aqua-Chem Inc., a water purification solution provider, and Enviro-Solutions LLC, an industrial water treatment equipment and chemical firm, reported that initial results from a pilot project demonstrate it is both practical and economically feasible to simultaneously remove dye and other contaminants from wastewater used in large-scale carpet manufacturing.

The project shows the companies’ process can produce potable quality water and maintain an 80% recovery rate from wastewater that is typically sent downstream to sewers after the manufacturing process, while also extracting valuable heat from the water for reuse at the facility. The companies are preparing to take this new process to market.

“With the ability to recycle at least 80% of their wastewater, manufacturers will conserve millions of gallons of water per year,” noted David Gensterblum, Aqua-Chem president/ceo.