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Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI)
Kaunas University of Technology
K. Donelaičio str. 20
44239 Kaunas
Lithuania
Tel./fax.: +370 - 37 - 20 93 72
e-mail: envir.eng@ktu.lt

Description

Washing machines are used for the bottle washing. Its tanks are washed by natrium alkali solution (1 - 2%). This solution is discharged to the sewerage system (51 times/year).
After modernization used washing solution is discharged to the sedimentation tank and after that discharged to the regeneration tank. Solution is recovered in regeneration tank and directed to the washing machine.

Advantages


Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

Environmental benefit:
The implementation of innovation allows to save 400 m3/year of water and 6,1 t/year of natrium alkali. Accordingly waste water volume and pollution decrease also.

Economic effect:
Total project savings are 14 000 Lt/year;
Investments are 4 000 Lt;
Pay - back period - 3,4 months.


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Current stage of development

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights

Country of origin

Lithuania

Country of application

Lithuania

Year

2008

National Contact Point

dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas
Aplinkos inžinerijos institutas (APINI)
Kauno Technologijos Universitetas
K. Donelaičio g. 20 - 307
44239 Kaunas, Lietuva

Tel: +370 - 37 - 20 93 72
Fax: +370 - 37 - 20 93 72

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