As with a lot of industries, food and beverage manufacturers consume high volumes of water in their processes. This results in high volumes of wastewater, and with that comes a number of problems and after effects.
Wastewater is exactly that, waste. That waste forms into sludge, the residual solids associated with the primary and secondary phases of the wastewater treatment process. After chemical addition to promote liquid-solid separation in the primary phase of treatment and then from biological sludge after further treatment, the residual solids become a waste sludge.
The British Armed Forces have recently taken delivery of four new Bio-Circle GT Compact Parts Washing systems for degreasing and thorough cleaning of small items of artillery. They were very impressed with this new technology as it eliminates the issues of solvent use and disposal.
The Bio-Circle parts washing system is a safe, efficient and sustainable solution for companies seeking a cost-effective green cleaning technology. It eliminates hazardous chemical waste and is a proven alternative to traditional solvent cleaners – thousands of industrial users have adopted Bio-Circle worldwide and it’s great for improving ISO18001 and ISO 14001 compliance
To mark World Environment Day on June 5th, Biochemica UK Ltd, based in Billingham, was proud to announce their partnership with Bio-Circle to provide groundbreaking surface technology solutions to businesses UK-wide. The new technology is set revolutionise the way in which parts are cleaned, increasing efficiency and lowering costs while being kind to the environment.
Bio-Circle facilitates easy and safe parts cleaning through water-based cleaning with natural microorganisms, without solvents or cold cleaners cleaning effectively. This means minimal impact on our environment and a significant reduction of risk and discomfort to the user.
Bio-circle Surface Technology Gmbh are an environmentally conscious chemical company that provides high-performance cleaning, degreasing and lubricating solutions designed to improve worker health and safety. Together, our focus is on maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) as well as industrial production processes. Bio-Circle, through Biochemica UK offer bio-remediating and bio-renewable liquids and parts washing systems that eliminate the hazards of solvents and the costs of protecting workers from exposure to toxic chemicals.
Water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd has become the first UK based firm in the industry to sign up to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, cementing its promise to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 12,000 signatories in 170 countries. Biochemica, which specialises in water and wastewater treatment services and chemicals, has taken this bold step to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of CSR within the chemical sector.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has launched a new globally recognised standard, ISO 14046 to assist all organisations with measuring the environmental impact of water use.
The new standard, which was published on 31 July 2014, allows businesses to conduct and report a water footprint assessment and determine methods to reduce potential environmental impacts.
Earlier this year, the Carbon Trust launched the world’s first independent international certification to recognise and encourage water use reduction and management – the Carbon Trust Water Standard. Dr Tim Robinson, Commercial and Technical Director and co-owner of water treatment specialist Biochemica UK Ltd, shares his thoughts on what organisations can gain from the award and advises on practical steps they can take to meet its requirements.
The Carbon Trust Water Standard is the latest endorsement to come from the leading international certification body, following the successful roll out of its Carbon Standard in 2008. The award provides independent verification and recognition of an organisation’s water credentials. Effectively, it acts as a powerful symbol for firms to globally communicate that they are measuring, managing and reducing their water footprint.