Challenge

  •  800,000 gallons of wastewater per day containing heavy concentrations of free and soluble oils
  •  WWTP was built in 1990 and was run by UAW skilled trades power house workers.
  •  Ford outsourced WWTP in 2007
  • DFM Solutions was selected to provide facility management
  •  11 million-gallon storm pond retention basin
  •  Treat waste oil to improve oil concentration and quality to above 70% for sale to an outside vendor
  •  Ford Environmental Engineer requested WWTP operators have an Industrial Stormwater license to discharge stormwater to the Clinton River per DEQ in 2008

Solution

 

  • DFM Solutions began providing Facility Management services for the WWTP and Storm Retention Pond in 2007 and has provided continuous service since
  •  Facility Management services include:
    • Operate and maintain WWTP equipment including:
      • Scrubber
      • Barscreen
      • Batch tanks (900,000 gallon cap)
      • Cook tanks
      • Coolant tanks
      • Saleable oil tanks
      • Skim oil tank
      • Chemical bulk tanks
      • Chemical day tanks
      • Chemical transfer tanks
      • HVAC
      • Storm pond
      • Sigma sampler
  • Perform WWTP Maintenance including:
    • Plant electrical
    • Plant mechanical
    • Plant pneumatic
    • Scrubber equipment
    • Barscreen equipment
  • Order bulk chemicals
  • Order saleable oil trucks
  • Operate and maintain stormwater pond
    • Daily round sheet
    • Daily pond inspection sheet
    • Maximo pms on all WWTP equipment
    • Testing and sampling of wastewater to meet compliance of DWSD permit

Result

 

  • Successfully met 21 straight WWTP audits
  • Successfully met 5 years of DWSD audits
  • WWTP operators have stormwater Industrial License (A-1i)
  • Since 2007 shipped out 380,000 gallons of 87% on average saleable oil generating up to $266,000
  • Since 2007 treated and discharged a total of 347,445,900 gallons of wastewater to the City of Detroit
  • Since 2007 treated and cooked over 2 million gallons of waste oil

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