Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Most industrial manufacturing processes create wastewater that must be at least partially cleaned prior to discharge. Because of the broad range of possible pollutants, regulations that can vary by location, and the cost impacts of differing treatment approaches, there is no “one size fits all” package. DMP recognizes the complicated nature of wastewater treatment, and for 45 years, has meticulously employed expertise, including mechanical, chemical and biological solutions, for the technical and financial optimization of each of our clients’ needs.

Equipment Designed to Meet The Biggest Wastewater Challenges

DMP brings a wealth of experience and technology to the in-house manufacture of integrated wastewater treatment solutions. Using high-quality components, our systems are designed to let you realize maximum efficiency with the most cost-effective methods. From the removal of heavy metals or the separation of oils and grease, to the reduction of chemicals or organics, we will work with you to provide equipment, controls and chemicals that meet your discharge requirements and best integrate with your existing production processes.

Mechanical Solutions

With over 45 years of wastewater treatment experience, DMP understands and implements best-in-class technologies for industrial effluent solutions, including:

  • Continuous Flow Systems

    DMP continuous flow treatment systems are an ideal solution for high-volume applications and rapidly fluctuating treatment demands. Because of the importance of continuous flow to production, there is usually a high degree of automation and remote monitoring with these systems.

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  • Batch Treatment Systems

    DMP batch treatment systems (or BT Series) are designed to segment and handle complicated waste streams in batches of 1000 to 10,000 gallons. The resulting process lowers overall complication and can significantly reduce long-term operating costs in many industries.

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  • Water Recycling Systems

    DMP water recycling and reuse systems (or WR Series) are designed to be a practical approach to the capture and reuse of industrial wastewater. Whether you need more water for your process, don’t have a sewer discharge connection or have corporate sustainability goals, DMP systems are a smart choice.

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The Chemical Equation for Wastewater Treatment

Chemical optimization is designed as part of our complete wastewater treatment solution, and is a key piece of our integrated approach. But DMP doesn’t just sell chemicals - we are a true chemical manufacturing company, with ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities, that brings decades of experience developing and blending chemicals designed to work cohesively with systems. Pairing chemicals that work in harmony with your specific equipment design not only creates the best possible treatment conditions and helps you stay in compliance, but also offers long-term advantages that positively impact operating costs.

Chemical Solutions

DMP’s unique approach to integrate mechanical and chemical solutions makes us the best choice for your wastewater needs. Our ability to rapidly adapt to changing technology and regulations makes us your optimal single source solutions partner, ready to address challenges such as:

  • Heavy Metals Removal
  • Zero Liquid Discharge
  • COD, BOD Reduction
  • Odor Control
  • Reduction of Total Suspended Solids
  • Foam Control
  • Sludge Conditioning
  • Separation of Fats, Oils & Grease

Because no solution is complete without peace of mind, DMP offers the Performance Guarantee program, a five-year plan that keeps your system running like the day it was delivered. 

Common Wastewater Treatment Challenges

See issues related to various industries and how DMP solves the problems

  • Metal Plating & Finishing Visit The Industry Page

    Removal of heavy metals, organics, and suspended solids (Zinc, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Cyanide, Tin, Silver)

    The techniques used in the conventional treatment of metal finishing wastewater involve precipitation of heavy metals, flocculation, settling and discharge. Each step takes place in a separate tank and adjustments of pH as well as the addition of acid, coagulant, lime or caustic, and polymeric flocculant. In addition, the process generate sludge/waste which requires disposal and is normally hazardous due to the high amounts of heavy metals.

  • Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Visit The Industry Page

    Removal of Copper, Nickel, Chrome, Cadmium, Zinc, Cyanide

    Need for ultra pure water

    Conventional Physical-Chemical Treatment: pH adjustment, neutralization, metal precipitants, coagulation, flocculation, clarification & effluent polishing with sand filtration and/or bag/cloth filter devices.

    • Selective Resin for Metal Alloy Capture. Adsorption, Ion Exchange
    • Evaporation (& thus Concentration of Metal Alloys)
    • R/O (Reverse Osmosis)
    • Recycle/Reuse
  • Food Processing Brewery/Dairy/Meat Processing Visit The Industry Page

    BOD, FOG, Phosphorus

    Determine soluble vs. insoluble BOD load to best provide solutions, which may require production changes, mechanical, or chemical solutions. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) easily removed mechanically or chemically. Need for recycle/reuse solutions.

  • Automotive & Heavy Industry Visit The Industry Page

    Tightening regulations, synthetic coolants (machining fluids) removal, higher concentrated waste water with optimized operations. Removal of Zinc, Copper, Chrome, Lead, FOG, BOD

    Chemical batch treatment or continuous flow treatment without any additional equipment. Batch treatment plus DAF, or batch treatment and sand filters or UF

  • Adhesives & Sealant Manufacturing Visit The Industry Page

    Chemical Oxygen demand (COD) and Suspended Solids (SS)

    Dual coagulant and flocculant chemical program with secondary flocculation to compact the floc further to lower COD levels prior to micro-flotation.

  • Electronics & Semi Conductor Visit The Industry Page

    Removal of heavy metals (Copper) and Ammonia

    Need for ultra pure water

    Hydroxide precipitation, heavy metals polishing with precipitant and ammonia removal

  • Paint & Finishings Visit The Industry Page

    Removal of heavy metals, TSS, BOD, COD

    Coagulation, flocculation

  • Corrugated Box & Packaging Visit The Industry Page


    Batch or continuous treatment, coagulation, flocculation

  • Chemical Manufacturing Visit The Industry Page

    BOD, TSS, FOG, Arsenic, Cadmium, Cyanide, Mercury, Chromium & Lead

    Coagulation, flocculation… Some additional requirements may be needed if very low discharge limits are required

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