Are you considering to remove your settling ponds? Also, are you unsure of what to put in its place? Generally, settling ponds are headaches for industrial waste water management because of all the unnecessary waste of time and money spent maintaining their settling ponds. As a result, companies end up having to decide to remove their settling ponds and implement a more cost-effective solution for their discharge. The case study below is an example of a company that had to choose to either keep their settling pond or install a filter press.
For decades at a North Carolina quarry, the plant would produce fines and discharge them at Carolina Sunrock. Because of this, cleaning costs were up to $500,000 per year. The lost time and high cleaning costs to maintain their settling ponds were frustrating for the client:
Success would require elimination of the Settling Pond:
All things considered, the best solution for their settling pond would be to install a dewatering filter press. As a result, they were able to eliminate both $500K per year in costs and gain $1M per year in savings.
Today, Carolina Sunrock has a convenient area for stockpiling aggregates instead of its old pond and saves nearly $1 million per year.