Giving You an Economical Method to Treat Wastewater and Enable Full Water Recycling
Is it possible that the traditional methods for wastewater treatment can finally be replaced by technology that is available today? Can Owners and Operations Management finally have peace of mind that their wastewater treatment process is working properly, achieving today’s challenging discharge regulations and ensuring that the environment is fully protected? Can new wastewater treatment technology be introduced and help achieve increased profit in today’s economic climate, making your company more competitive? The answer is YES!
“With the TrueBlue™ System, we can be sure that our
discharge limits are achieved consistently. This gives us
peace of mind that we have never had.”
Plant Manager – Aerospace Industry
“We replaced our tired, ineffective wastewater treatment system with a TrueBlue™ and now have the ability to reuse the water in our processes. Their field support is top notch.”
Facilities Manager – Munitions Industry
Atum Service’s unique approach to solving today’s increasing challenges in the wastewater treatment process differentiates us from our competitors. We have advanced technology to not only treat wastewater, but to give the ability to reuse it back in your process.
Only Atum has TrueBlue™ Technology, a proprietary process that utilizes specialized chemistry treatment, combined with Sorbent MPZ™ Media that adsorbs hazardous metals from wastewater. Removing metals to near non-detectable levels, TrueBlue™ can prepare water for recyclability directly back into non-essential processes (Cooling Towers, Boilers, Sludge Pits, non-essential rinses, scrubbers, etc.).
The effluent water can also be purified with DI or RO Equipment to prepare it for your critical processes.
The TrueBlue™ System can be used in the following applications:
- Primary Wastewater Treatment with lower metal concentrations (less 120 PPM as a target)
- Point of Source Treatment of specific processes. The water can be directly returned to the process.
- As a Final Polish Unit directly after Existing Wastewater Treatment Systems (where metal concentrations are >120 PPM. Ensures discharge limits are achieved.
- As a Source Water Treatment System – When Metals must be removed from source water prior to use in your facility.
Atum’s skilled staff works closely with your team to do a thorough process assessment of your wastewater treatment needs.
This assures that TrueBlue™ Technology is aligned properly with your process. A Six Step Process is followed to assess needs and implement a TrueBlue™ System:
- Sampling and Testing using TrueBlue™ Test & Pilot Units Onsite
- Assessment of Manufacturing Process & Chemistries
- TrueBlue™ System Engineering Design and Proposal
- System Manufacturing and Installation
- Commissioning; Testing & Training with your team
- Ongoing Support and Unparalleled Service
TrueBlue™ Onsite Pilot at a Large Manufacturer
The TrueBlue™ ProcessAtum takes a unique approach to metals removal from wastewater that differs greatly from traditional hydroxide precipitation. After a thorough assessment aligning the technology with your process, the TrueBlue™ System simply works, with little effort needed from your team. TrueBlue™ uses a 4 Stage Process for water treatment:
Stage 0Oil & Organics Reduction
Stage 1Stage 1.0 Reaction Tank
Stage 2Stage 2.0 Solids Removal
Stage 3Stage 3.0 Metals Sorption
Stage 4Water Ready for Process Reuse
TrueBlue™ has been a great success in the following applications:
- E-Coating Pretreat & Rinses
- Zinc Phosphate
- Zinc Plating
- Powder Coating
- Food Industry
- Waste Treatment
- Water Polishing for Re-Use
- Aerospace Coatings Treatment
- Landfill Leachate
- Agricultural Wastewater
- Source Water Metals Removal
120 GPM TrueBlue™ Onsite Pilot at an Automotive Parts Manufacturer
40 GPM TrueBlue™ with Full Water Recycling
Partner with the Market Leader
Atum is the market leader when measured by chemical and labor reduction, ROI, assurance of achieving discharge limits, water and sewer cost reduction and water recycling. You and your team will benefit from unique technology that separates us from all other wastewater treatment technologies. Atum will help you achieve great results while making you a greener, more profitable company!
Proven Successes and Results
Chelated E-Coat Pretreatment
Removal of Zinc and Nickel from the Zinc Phosphate Pre-Treatment has become more challenging with today’s Chelators. These are actual results at a plating facility for Automotive Parts:
TrueBlue™ is a direct replacement for traditional hydroxide precipitation systems saving significant costs.
Zinc Phosphate / Chrome Seal
This customer replaced their wastewater treatment system with a TrueBlue™ System. An Oil Removal System was put into place ahead of the TrueBlue™. All water is being recycled directly to process
Full water recycling saves water and reduces discharge (sewer) costs while making a company green.
Metals Refinery / Reclamation
This customer specializes in reclaiming low cost metals from printed circuit boards. The resulting wastewater had levels of Selenium and Arsenic that could not be discharged to the city.
Arsenic and Selenium are challenging to remove, but TrueBlue™ is ready for the task.
Zinc Phosphate with Oils
A large manufacturer of oil and gas pipe fittings and valves needed a wastewater treatment system that could handle inconsistent flow from their process that included heavy oils from machining and Metals (Zinc, Nickel and Chrome) from their coating process. A TrueBlue 40 GPM System with Full Water Recycling was implemented with the following results:
Having installed the TrueBlue™ system as the only wastewater treatment in their plant, this customer not only achieves their discharge limits to the city, they have recycled almost 12 Million Gallons of Water Annually
40 GPM TrueBlue™ with Full Water Recycling
Chelated E-Coat Pretreatment
A large E-Coat Facility struggled to achieve their metals discharge limits and the sewer district lowered the limits even further. Degreaser rinses were heavily chelated and tied up metals. A TrueBlue™ was installed and results were fantastic!
Water is recycled and returned back to the customer’s process saving significant cost, and no concern with discharge
In the case of a Zinc metal coatings facility in Ontario, the limits for Zinc, Manganese and Nickel were not being met in accordance to the sanitary sewer bylaws of that region. The TrueBlue process effectively reduced the concentrations to well below the bylaw standards, as shown in the effluent analytical report
A Zinc Electroplater had special discharge limits imposed on them that could not be met with their Hydroxide Precipitation System. The EDTA in their process naturally tied up metals complicating removal.
TrueBlue™ was implemented at the end of their wastewater treatment reducing metal levels successfully for discharge
Large Automotive E-Coat
An Automotive Manufacturer changed their Cleaner Chemistry to accommodate increased body panels made with Aluminum. The new chelators created issues in removing Zinc and Nickel in their wastewater. Used either as a final polish unit or as a point of source treatment of the cleaner, the chelators were broken and metals removed successfully.