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Best treatment tech. for removing MEK from industrial laundry wastewater?


Can anyone help with this question from one of our (WasteWater Education 501c3) Board Members?

What tech. has been effectively used to remove MEK from wastewater generated by laundering industrial/shop/printer textiles. Final target loadings would be below .5 mg/l at the final point of discharge. Thank you for any helpful discussion/links to relevant information.


Author: WWHF Administrator

Executive Director. WasteWater Education Inc. 501c3

4 thoughts on “Best treatment tech. for removing MEK from industrial laundry wastewater?

  1. For your information, we supply chemical flocculants for Wastewater Treatment from BASF Germany. We specialize in Zetag that comes in different variants. The chemical nature of Zetag is Co-polymer of acrylamide and quaternized cationic monomer.
    Zetag is the premium wastewater treatment chemical from BASF with the cationic nature. They are highly effective across a wide range of applications including mechanical dewatering, thickening, flotation, and clarification; operational over a wide pH range (4-9). Zetag are in two appearances, in beads and in powder format.

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  2. Hi Dendra

    Would you be kind to provide more information on wastewater flow rates, MEK concentrations, overall wastewater chemistry including BOD/COD to consider?


  3. There is also air stripping through the use of media packed into air stripping towers. High air:water ratio is required to efficiently strip the TTO out of the water. Mist eliminator media is needed to prevent migration out of the tower. Supposedly this gets the concentration down to less than 1 mg/l.

    ~Eric Raj


  4. It seems that sequencing batch reactors can handle removal of MEK. I am not sure at what concentrations that process will begin to fail.

    ~Eric Raj


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