EnvioTECH Water & Materials Recycling

It’s becoming increasingly cost effective to recycle both water and selected waste materials, particularly chemical wastes that contain valuable metals. It’s estimated that 20% of global water usage is consumed by Industrial manufacturing. It’s now both commercially and technically viable to reuse water for many industrial processes, including those used with Surface Finishing. We can also now effectively recycle metals like Nickel, Copper and Chromium in forms that can be reintroduced directly into surface finishing processes, significantly reducing the need to waste treat these materials whilst also providing significant cost savings.

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Optimize Recovery to Minimize Costs

MacDermid Envio solutions for reuse extend beyond existing industrial wastewater treatment processes to reclaim metals and other materials used in manufacturing processes. Our highly acclaimed NiCycle, CuCycle and HexCycle equipment is used by many leading surface finishing companies to recover and reuse valuable metal salts consumed during processing. Our unique EnvioTECH unit designs are tailored for use with processes including watts nickel, semi-bright nickel, bright nickel, micro porous nickel, satin nickel, acid copper, decorative chromium and chromium etching processes.

Working with MacDermid Envio provides advantages such as:

  • We match the right technology to your exact needs
  • Fully automated systems for optimum efficiency
  • Lifetime solutions including installation, maintenance, and service

The Right Partner for Recycling Water & Materials

Over Forty years of experience make MacDermid Envio a smart choice for manufacturers who want to reuse water and materials from their processes or simply consider environmental initiatives key to future business success. We help clients achieve ambitious reuse/recycle goals through a variety of solutions, all designed to fit perfectly with an organization's existing infrastructure and capabilities.

Purpose Built

MacDermid Envio has always been on the forefront of designing, building and implementing water and material recycle systems. Our expertise lies in matching the right technology to your needs. The technologies we bring to bear include: 

Nickel Recovery, Copper Recovery, Chromium Recovery and Water Recovery.

Reverse Osmosis
Ion Exchange
Ultra Filtration
Nano Filtration
Membrane Bioreactors
Ultraviolet Disinfection

Treating Process Water

Unsuitable incoming water is not an uncommon dilemma in many industrial processes - or any business where water is used. Poor quality tap water or well water interacts with surfaces and materials and can cause corrosion, scaling and bacteria growth, degrading equipment life or creating health issues for workers. In processes where minerals or impurities come in contact with the manufactured product - like semiconductors, food and beverages, or pharmaceuticals - water quality must be extremely high and incredibly consistent. Relying on our expertise in both mechanical and chemical solutions, MacDermid Envio can formulate the best fit for your needs, whether it is simple filtration, reverse osmosis, or a complete closed-loop reclamation/reuse system with specialty chemicals.

Water Recycling

Practical Water Recycling and ZLD

When local discharge requirements are so stringent that your treated water is better that what you are buying, Practical Water Recycling (PWR) and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solutions can be the answer. MacDermid Envio is a trusted global leader in helping customers determine whether a PWR or ZLD solution is right for them, and developing the most cost-effective system to maximize water recovery.

Water filtration

Rethinking the Value Proposition

It is now fact that the cost of recycling wastewater can be achieved at a lower cost than the price of fresh water. With increased demand, the cost of water reuse technologies continues to fall. This argument is especially true in situations where substantial treatment is necessary before discharging to the sewer or environment, such that nominal capital investment or increased operational costs due to recycling can be easily justified.
The same goes for metal recycling using our EnvioTECH equipment, which can recover more than 90% of materials such as Nickel or Copper used in surface finishing processes.