Dalton—J+J Flooring Group said it has assumed full-time operational responsibilities for its EcoCycle/Aquafinity industrial water reuse system from Aqua-Chem. The two companies designed and developed the first dyehouse wastewater reuse system for the carpet industry, and partnered in the day-to-day running of the system to improve operational parameters and finished product quality.
J+J said it sought technology to reduce the company’s water usage by 66% by 2020 as part of its 20/20 Sustainability Vision. The system includes heat recovery, multiple filtration steps and membrane technology to treat wastewater for reuse in industrial applications. Approximately 68% of J+J’s dyehouse waste effluent is treated using Aqua-Chem’s technology.