J&J reclaims water in an innovative way" in the Dalton Daily-Citizen, Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun celebrates a major accomplishment from CRI-member manufacturer J&J Industries, a Dalton-based manufacturer of commercial carpet:
J&J is saving water through its newly-implemented Aquafinity water reclamation process.
According to J&J, the Aquafinity System is capable of removing dye and chemical additives from industrial wastewater by using a blend of filters and reverse osmosis. Over the past several months, J&J has devoted a great deal of time and resources into fine-tuning the automatic control systems so the overall system could be brought up to full production capacity.
The company expects the system will:
• Recover 80 to 90 percent of J&J’s dye house wastewater each year.
• Save an estimated 30 to 35 million gallons of water each year
• Save an estimated 5 billion BTUs of energy annually
• Protect the Conasauga River Watershed and its 76 species of fish
“Recently, company officials announced that the Aquafinity System has reclaimed and reused more than one million gallons of water from its Dalton campus since the system went live in March.
The monetary savings that will result from reclaiming 80 to 90 percent of their dye house wastewater each year should enable the Aquafinity system to basically pay for itself in just over three years, officials say.”
A family-owned business for three generations, J&J Industries is a strong supporter of issues related to sustainability. But what’s really impressive about this company’s philosophy is that they’re not just thinking about the benefits to J&J. They want to invite associates, customers, regional officers and even competitors to their facility to see this innovative filtration system in action.
Again, that fits into their philosophy that a sustainable industry is better than a sustainable company.”
Thank you, Werner.
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