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Jones Blair Company

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Wastewater Treatment

Industry: Paint/Coating

Wastes Reduced: Wastewater

Location: Dallas TX

No. of employees: 250

Contact: Carlos E. Dorris

Phone: (214) 353-1660



Description:

Jones Blair has achieved zero discharge of wastewater from its facility of 12 plus acres with a Paint Plant, Resin Plant and Powder Coating unit on site. Jones Blair employees are the key to its success in pollution prevention. They are involved in every step the company takes. The company meets monthly with them in Resin SPC, Paint SPC, Powder Coating SPC, Waste Reduction and Rework committee meetings.
This success has not been without lots of dead ends, but the employees never lose sight of the company's goal (zero discharge). The water treatment plant is designed to treat 5,000 gallons of waste water. Jones Blair reuses and recycles water first; the water treatment plant is the last step. Storm-water is also treated and reused. The presense of the Resin Plant makes any rain water hazardous and must be pretreated before discharge. Instead of discharge the company treat and reuses/recycles the water. Its new hot water latex tank washer has eliminated spoiled batches caused by bacterial contamination.

Environmental Benefits:

No process water or storm water is discharged. All water is recycled and reused.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Cost savings include $17,000/yr. in regulatory fees, $17,500/yr. from reduced water use in cooling towers, and $12,000/yr. In disposal costs.

Source: TCEQ



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