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Car Wash and Water Recycling

Oil waters separators are one of the latest technologies when it comes to car washes. The technology has advanced utilising water from car washes that have mixed with oil saving the environment and allowing proper disposal of the oil. The ‘old school' car washes would allow running water from the cars being to take its course into the drains as the wash was being done. This led to a lot of water wastage and environmental pollution. Some of the drainage mixture would find its way into water catchments and water resource areas like rivers, lakes and the sea. This led to the innovation of internal water oil separators that also had recycling abilities for the sake of utilizing the resource. The discovery was ground breaking as it saved a lot of money for the car wash companies and also helped handle disposal of oil by-products.

Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash and ConditionerWashing cars is a big business considering the number of cars on the roads today. This same number translates to a number of washing's a week using a number of litres depending on the system. This also translates to millions of litres being used daily for the purposes of washing cars. This is a lot of water considering the water supply constraints in most of the countries needing recycled water.

Water oil separators

Water oil separators use different filtration methods to separate the two. Oil will normally float on water making this the easy part. The harder more intricate part is purifying the water so as to get clean fresh after that can be reused to wash more cars. These filtration pumps and systems have integrated various technological features to separate and recycles the by-products of the industry. The separators are also installed strategically to tap and run off and wash away during high pressure or under carriage cleaning.

Eco friendly

The oil water separators are available on purchase from online and stores stocking water recycling machinery. The hydro-engineering technology will separate all types of oils and emulsions including soaps giving 100% for reuse. The water is however not germ free so is unsuitable for human or animal consumption. These revolutions have made the environment a safer place to be.

Oils when release on the drainage system find their way to water bodies with damaging repercussions. Oil reduces the amount of available oxygen from the atmosphere to the water. This is because they form a thin layer that hampers oxygenation of the water from the immediate atmosphere. This will kill any living organisms underwater due to respiratory issues. The oil also hampers proper navigation of living organisms that are on the water surface. Birds that wade the waters die everyday due to undue oil deposits on the water surface. This being a problem, strict measures concerning the disposal of oil products have been place to save water flora and fauna. The aesthetic value of water bodies is also damaged as the unpleasant oils and other by-products cover them. This global issue has created a keen insight into methods that all industries with oil as a by-product can use to dispose the oil.

The car wash industry is now on the forefront to save the environment with the use of oil water separators.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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Water Issues in 20 Years

According to several researchers, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent within the next 20 years.  Many of the products and processes that we have grown accustomed to were designed based on the idea that water is limitless.  Unfortunately, that could not be more untrue.  In fact, every product we manufacture and every project we undertake uses an incredible amount of water.

According to the Protected Water Fund, it takes 2,400 liters to produce a hamburger and 11,000 liters to make a pair of jeans.  Brewing one pot of tea requires 90 liters of water, most of which is used to water the tea plant and process it into a tea bag.  Manufacturing processes for most products are unsustainable and will result in crisis.  Some researchers predict that without a commitment to decreased water usage, water will become comparable to oil in terms of exclusivity and price.

Over the past 20 years, we have made incredible strides in the development of new technologies and our dedication to sustainability.  Economic power has shifted, mortality rates are dropping, and population growth has reached an all-time high in many areas of the world.  In the next 20, we must ensure that people are aware of the importance of water resources and we, as individuals and corporations, use as little of it as possible.

Developing nations, such as Africa, Asia, and Central America are in desperate need of clean, potable water.  Nearly 3.575 million people die each year as a result of waterborne illness and 1.1 billion do not have access to clean water.  Those numbers seem incredibly high considering the amount of wealth held by individuals and nations.  People are concerned with the price of gas and their monthly electric bill, but do not realize the severity of the issue when it comes to clean water.

Several companies have invested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and are researching new ways of manufacturing high quality products with lesser amounts of water.  This type of behavior is helpful and could alleviate the amount of stress being placed on our water resources, but only if it is done on a large scale.  Without a sense of commitment and buy-in from large, global corporations, the demand for clean water will, indeed, exceed supply.

Water is essential in everything that we do.  It is necessary for survival, regardless of your geographic location, economic background, race, religion, etc.  Within the next 20 years, we must commit ourselves to eliminating water waste and distributing clean water to those in need.  This relationship with and respect for water will help us, now and in the future.

Darren Bradley is a firm believer in environmentally friendly water bottles and drop for drop cause initiative plan.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - November 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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