Automotive Industry Wastewater Treatment

Ecologix provides comprehensive wastewater treatment technologies and services for the automotive industry, including E-Coat paint processes. To learn more about a specific Automotive wastewater treatment application, call on one of our Professional Engineers, schedule a consultation or request a budgetary proposal for your specific requirements.

E-Coat Paint Process

Automotive manufacturers use a water-borne Electrodepostion (E-Coat) paint process that produces various wastes containing Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni) and Phosphorous (P). Most of the waste is found in the rinse waters from the e-coat overflows that contain less 1000 mg/l TSS. Some of the “dumps” contain detactified paint waste concentrate in small quantities. The various combinations of the waste create a unique treatment challenge.
The images here are from the wastewater treatment facility built by Ecologix for KIA Motors at their facility in West Point, Georgia. The system includes EQ tankage, chemical feed pumps, reaction tanks, a 300gpm Incline plate clarifier, tertiary filters, sludge dewatering filter press, and various mezzanines and catwalks for service access.