Automotive Parts SupplierEliminates 9MM Gallons of Costly Deionized Water
Financial Impact: >$275,000 Savings
Time savings from eliminating need for weekly resin maintenance
Eliminated 9 MMGY of clean DI water consumption
Reduced discharge to WWTP
Eliminated $227,000/year of DI water costs
Reduced paint waste cost by $135,000/yr
A large automotive parts manufacturer wanted to reduce freshwater consumption, targeting their deionized (DI) water system in the final rinse (FR) step of their e-coat process, all while maintaining finished paint quality.
Installation of Solecta’s new Final RinseTM membrane solution:
- Redesigned the water system to allow water from the UF Permeate to be used in the final rinse step replacing the need for fresh DI water
- Allowed final rinse water to be recycled back to previous rinse step creating a closed-loop water system.
The Overall Impact
Solecta’s Final Rinse solution allowed client to create a closed loop water system resulting in net annual savings of >$275,000/year