Throughout the food processing industry, disinfecting all exposed surfaces is an edict that must be followed as gospel. But while hygiene and food safety are the obvious motivations behind this regulation, the impact is actually much wider reaching than that.
In our first post in this 2-part series on demulsifying at sea, we looked at the challenges involved in dealing with some of the most common ship slop oils and wastewater – oily bilge water and sludge. These are commonly found on virtually every type of seagoing vessel, but oil cargo vessels face their own challenges.
The maritime industry is one of the most important elements in the global transportation sector. But like all transport and shipping-related industries, it has environmental responsibilities. As a result, the proper treatment of onboard waste, including oily bilge water and sludge (or ship slop oil) is a vital area of concern.
With impact on the environment such a key concern for business today, it’s not surprising that the waterless car wash has been embraced so readily. Owning a car wash that has such a low environmental impact offers very positive marketing and commercial advantages. But those factors alone cannot ensure success.
The traditional way of washing a vehicle is basically straight forward. Simply mix some detergent with water, apply it generously to lift dirt and grit then rinse it all away. But with water consumption now a hot environmental topic, being able to wash a car without using water is an obvious positive development. And the rise of the waterless car wash illustrates that fact.
It might seem that simply cleaning metal surfaces thoroughly should be enough to ensure good powder coating results. But while it is true that the process demands a clean surface at least, by applying a proper metal pre-treatment process the results will be at their maximum.