No fuss for all your muss.
Personal care products are designed to repel water, leading to hydrophobic wastewater that’s fugly and tough to treat.
Why it matters: While manufacturers may design their wastewater operations to systematically reduce oily surfactants from their effluent stream, the final holding tanks are jammed with a byzantine mix of oils and detergents that make consistent liquid/solid separation a challenge for shift workers tasked with managing make-down and dosing schedules.
- Misdiagnose: Personal care manufacturers don’t typically employ water treatment experts, so make-down and consistent dosing is left to shift-workers who frequently misdiagnose and gum up the system, leading to expensive NPT and occasional HS&E incidents.
- Overdose: Complex wastewater and inconsistent flocs can cause staff to dramatically overdose. For fixed-address permits, regular overdosing can lead to regulatory breaches, fines, and even site shut-downs.
CarboNet’s chemistry resolves these issues:
- Requires no make-down and plugs directly into your lines, eliminating the need for make-down equipment and maintenance.
- Offers a forgiving dosage window so workers don’t have to babysit the pumps or experiment with complex dosing regimes.
- Cuts PAM/polymer by up to 90%—a gain for the P&L and fixed-address toxicity limits.
- Acts quickly and produces consistent results, leading to predictable costs and reliable KPIs.
- Cost-competitive with liquid emulsion flocculants, even at a 4:1 ratio.
- Overall: reduces CAPEX, OPEX, HS&E incidents, and emissions—while improving your margins.
The bottom line: Water treatment isn’t a core focus for personal care manufacturers. Solutions need to be cost-effective and not impact permit limits—but vitally they need to be safe, simple, and require little to no training for line workers who are focused on other tasks.