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Working Together to Prevent Treatment Upsets

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12-10-022July 2012
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Author(s) Mallery, Scott
Description A plant that makes paper boxes using ink to print images on boxes can produce unsightly wastewater. The wastewater is black with suspended ink particulates, which do not settle out of solution. This black, inky water can clog machinery and in the wastewater treatment plant. In 2010, International Paper Box Plant’s (IP) wastewater treatment was not keeping inky water away from the city’s wastewater treatment plant, so they looked at other treatments used at similar plants. With patience and working together, Ecology, the city of Moses Lake, and IP found a solution to the yucky black water and prevented future upsets the city’s plant.
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