H.B. Fuller is a multi-plant corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota, that produces emulsions used in paint- and glue-based products. Wastewater from producing glue and sealants can contain complex chemicals and total suspended solids (TSS) that can present significant disposal obstacles, including:
One of H.B. Fuller’s customers, who had faced similar wastewater treatment issues as the Roseville, CA plant, recommended that the company reach out to DMP Corporation.
When the local POTW officials informed the company’s Roseville, California plant that it would need to begin treating its wastewater onsite for TSS, H.B. Fuller looked for a solution provider to help.
The plant needed more than a generic solution. The manufacturer initially designed its own custom-made treatment system. However, H.B. Fuller soon realized their solution did not remove BOD and TSS from their wastewater properly. It was a failed investment in a poorly designed pretreatment solution. They needed a partner that could create a solution specifically for their needs and help them eliminate their expensive surcharges.
Although DMP had effectively designed and installed a system that eliminated one of H.B. Fuller’s customer’s wastewater and compliance issues, the sealant manufacturer was still skeptical of DMP’s ability to provide a solution for their facility. To alleviate the manufacturer’s concerns, DMP’s engineers worked closely with H.B. Fuller’s experts to learn everything they could about the:
DMP worked with H.B. Fuller’s in-house knowledge while providing its own industry experience to develop a customized proposal tailored specifically to the Roseville, CA facility.
Based on treatability studies and analysis, DMP noticed the following:
|Parameter||Surcharge Limit||Range||Typical Value|
|BOD||200 mg/l||1,000-3,000 mg/l||2,000 mg/l|
|TSS||1,000 mg/l||10,000-80,000 mg/l||30,000 mg/l|
DMP installed a batch treatment system for a flow rate of 20,000 GPD. With this system, the customer also received a customized chemical regiment.
DMP positioned itself as more than just a consultant. The wastewater solutions provider went beyond installing the system – its engineers continued working with H.B. Fuller after installing the system because H.B. Fuller understood ongoing support would be necessary.
By drawing upon similar wastewater projects, working closely with the client, and understanding the rigors of the industry, DMP Corporation formed a successful partnership with H.B. Fuller, allowing the sealant manufacturer to meet mandated regulatory limits while eliminating compliance fees. The DMP batch treatment system reduced TSS by 99% and BOD by 95%.
The industrial adhesives and sealant manufacturer’s plant: