Working in warehouses for most of my adult life, I was very familiar with overhead bridge cranes. These cranes are commonly used in warehouses, helping to transport large or heavy items from one side of the warehouse to the other. However, when I began working as a warehouse efficiency coordinator, I was surprised by how many smaller warehouses did not have these cranes. I created this website because I never realized that people who own warehouses don't own overhead bridge cranes or that they are not familiar with them. If you own a warehouse, I hope my website helps to teach you more about this piece of machinery and how it can make your business more efficient.
When you are in charge of a manufacturing plant, you have a great many things and people to oversee on a day-to-day basis. And in addition to those daily tasks, as the person who is in charge, you have to think about the bigger picture of your manufacturing plant and its larger impact on the world. Because of this, you may find yourself concerned with the environmental impact your manufacturing plant may be having and what you can do to make your business operations more eco-friendly. Get to know some of the ways that you can make your manufacturing plant more environmentally friendly through the way you use water so that you can start implementing changes right away.
Make Your Water Service and Wastewater Management More Eco-Friendly
When you are manufacturing your items in the plant, water is used in the process to clean machines and the products being manufactured as well as in the creation and formation of products themselves. This water is then drained from the factory through a wastewater system.
That wastewater must subsequently be treated to prevent chemicals and other contaminants from leaching into local water supplies or from traveling with your wastewater to their final destination. This process can be made greener (more eco-friendly) in the case of most manufacturing plants. The most commonly used process uses harsh chemicals to sterilize wastewater.
Of course, these chemicals defeat the purpose to an extent because they too are dangerous if they leach into the ecosystem and will need to be disposed of on their own. To make your water service and wastewater management more eco-friendly, you can choose a service that uses oxidation to clean wastewater and remove contaminants. Oxidation involves flooding wastewater with ozone that will separate contaminants and chemicals from the water. This process requires little energy and no chemicals.
Recycle Waste Water
While it is great to change the way your manufacturing plant processes and manages wastewater, in a traditional manufacturing model, that clean water you produce through treatment is then flushed out of the factory's system and new, fresh water is brought in to begin the process anew. This linear water usage model is inefficient when it comes to environmental friendliness.
Because oxidation can produce very clean water, you can also change your water service system so that cleaned water is recycled back through the manufacturing plant for reuse in factory operations. Setting up a cyclical system for water use will save energy, reduce the amount of new water that needs to be used in your manufacturing plant, and will mimic the water cycle of the natural world.
Now that you have a few ideas of how to make your manufacturing plant more eco-friendly based on how your plant uses water, you can get started in implementing your changes and improve your plant's environmental impact. Click here to learn more from a water service.