RMAX Trade Wastewater Risk Assessment and Disposal Options

RMAX Trade Wastewater Risk Assessment and Disposal Options

In 2017, RMAX engaged Environmental Engineers International to carry out a risk assessment and provide disposal options for the wastewater produced by the boilers and cooling towers at their Kewdale facility.

With large scale polystyrene and polypropylene production, chemicals are often applied in excess to ensure the condition of the water to be suitable for the equipment. This practise can often result in some of the chemicals being retained in the wastewater. Considering that the RMAX facility produces 4KL of wastewater a week, a environmental assessment was necessary to determine impacts on equipment and local ecosystem. By providing a review of the wastewater quality and quantity, EEI was able to identify the current pH level, and any toxic or excess nutrients in the water system that may affect corrosion of equipment and toxicity of wastewater.

Following the analysis and testing of the water, EEI was able to construct and propose various options for disposal and treatment of the wastewater that adhere to environmental contamination standards.