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Dean Chem

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Stormwater

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: Water

Location: Houston TX

No. of employees: 8

Contact: Larry Dean

Phone: (713) 644-3882


Dean Chem is an electroplating facility. The company performs hard chromium, zinc oxide, and black oxide coating. Water is used to rinse parts that are removed from the hard chrome bath. Dean Chem collects rain water from the shop roof which is furnished with gutters and uses the water in the chrome rinsing process. The company has a functioning water conservation plan in place.

P2 Application:

An example of environmental resourcefulness and strong commitment to pollution prevention by Dean Chem is water conservation. The company has been using the shop roof to collect rain water that is used in chrome rinsing process. Although the total volume of collected rain water is not great, the effort is a vivid example of resources conservation.

Environmental Benefits:

Precious water resources are saved every year. With shrinking water resources in the area, this is a significant benefit to resources conservation.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Although the amount of collected water is less than 5000 gallons annually, the company makes a contribution towards water conservation.

Source: TCEQ

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