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Water Recycling and Reuse within Car Wash Facilities

Project Date: 31 March 2011
Project Status: Complete
Research Organisation: Hanna Wash Australia
Project Number: 42R - 2015

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Project Overview

Hanna Wash Australia have developed and installed a recycled water processing system at the Froggies Ecowash car wash facility at Rocla Road, Traralgon.

In order to determine the effectiveness the recycled water treatment process is, the system was investigated using the Australian Car Wash Association’s "Guidelines for Water Recycling in Commercial Car Wash Facilities". The guidelines required a risk assessment and a number of water quality tests at appropriate locations within the process train. Volumetric water use tests were also undertaken for both manual and automatic bays.

Results of water quality tests from the Hanna Wash facility at Traralgon were compared with other car wash systems which were tested as part of the development of the ACWA guidelines.

The data for of final effluent shows that concentrations of all six water quality parameters measured from the Hanna Wash facility were lower than the average value of all other car washes considered as part of the development of the ACWA guideline.

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