Case Study

Wastewater Treatment Plant Polymer Spill Cleanup

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Quick Facts

INDUSTRY
Chemical Manufacturer

LOCATIONS ABSORBENT USED
Wastewater Treatment Plant

PRIMARY SPILLS
Polymer

SPILLFIX ABSORBENTS USEDS

SpillFix Granular Absorbent

Lightweight concentrated super absorbent proven on spills from all industries.

Absorbent Boom Socks

Ultra-absorbent and filled with SpillFix granular absorbent, our socks are the most absorbent of their kind.

Executive Summary

Wastewater treatment plants through the United States and the rest of the world struggle with adequate cleanup for polymer leaks and spills. However for some high performing plants, SpillFix granular absorbent has been the answer to fast and slick-free cleanup.

The Challenges

  • Clay absorbents or water cleanup was ineffective on slippery polymers and the residue they left behind.
  • Spills and leaks happened during the treatment process and can’t be avoided, meaning an adequate cleanup method was essential.
  • Existing cleanup solutions were time-consuming and not hugely effective.

The Solution

SpillFix Granular Absorbent was implemented enabling workers to quickly and effectively cleanup polymer spills without leaving a slick. Where all previous cleanup methods were difficult to employ and required secondary cleanup to be good enough, SpillFix just works!

The Results

Quick Overview

  • Faster cleanup with a 60% faster cleanup time
  • Saves money by eliminating scrubbing with soap and water
  • Increased safety with no residue left behind, eliminating the threat of slip and fall injuries
  • Minimized downtime and improved productivity of plant

Customer Experience

Wastewater Treatment Plant, Maintenance Manager
Before switching to SpillFix, cleaning polymer spills with clay absorbents could take over an hour, and still leave a slick and heavy residue behind. Workers then have to use water and a commercial cleaning product on the residue, creating a slippery nightmare.

When SpillFix was used to clean up polymers in 60% less time than the water method – leaving no residue and creating a clean, safe, non-slippery surface – the plant’s head of maintenance remarked, “I’ve been here 25 years and we’ve never had anything that can clean up the polymer. This is a whole new avenue for us.”

“I’ve been here 25 years and we’ve never had anything that can clean up the polymer. This is a whole new avenue for us.”

Wastewater Treatment Plant, Maintenance Manager

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