The use of the Envirowash station stemmed out of a requirement on site to dispose of residual paints and washout of paint brushes in a responsible way.
The Envirowash System is efficient and fast – separating paint solids from 120 litres of water in only 1 hour. This system works in line with site operations; once the treatment unit is full and chemicals applied, water and paint arisings are separated in a maximum of 6 hours, allowing next day disposal of waste.
How the Dulux Envirowash System works:
The units are easy to use and come with an easy to follow instructional DVD.
The units are made up of two parts – the sink and a separate filtration tank. The units work by separating paint washings into clear water and solid paint.
The spray gun is used to wash rollers, brushes, paint trays, pots and anything else that has been used in the painting process.
Once the unit is full, treatment chemicals are used to separate the solid matter and water from the paint washings.
After 1-6 hours, clear water remains in the top of the tank and paint sludge is left at the bottom.
Clear water can be recycled into other trade related applications, or released onto flat grassy areas and gardens. Remaining paint sludge is filtered, ready for removal and drying.
Once residue is dry, it is ready to be disposed of as non-hazardous solid waste.
The product is readily used by the workforce on site.
Reviews of this system have come back with positive feedback – the product is held in high regard.
This system provides an environmentally responsible clean up processes for waste paints and paint brush cleaning.
Watch a video below demonstrating the system.
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