Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association

ESD Waste2Water will be attending the 2017 Carolinas GCSA Conference & Show on November 13-15 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.  Come visit John and Alan at Booth 1917.  Ask them about our:

  • Wash Water Recycle Systems for Golf Courses – Our wash water recovery solutions are used by golf courses around the world.  Golf courses use them to wash golf carts, mowers, and other equipment they have.  By recycling the water used in their wash operations, golf courses and lower their expenses from washing equipment.
  • Golf Chemical Storage Buildings – ESD’s chemical storage units are the ideal solution for golf course chemical storage.
  • Chemical Mix/Load Containment Solutions – Our mixing stations are designed to capture any spilled chemicals during the mixing or loading process.  The chemicals can then be saved or properly disposed of.

ESD Waste2Water’s products are used by golf courses across the globe.  Learn more about our revolutionary line here!


Cleaning heavy equipment is an underappreciated chore. It’s messy and often delegated to a low-paid laborer on construction crews who see the job as just hosing down dirty machinery to remove most of the grease and grime. Well, there’s far more to effectively and efficiently cleaning construction equipment and machinery than meets the eye.

Heavy equipment washing requires its own specialized equipment like water cannons or pressure washers. It also involves specific techniques that make the best use of cleaning time and materials. And then there’s the safety factor to consider. Heavy construction equipment like excavators, loaders and gravel trucks are large, complicated machines presenting hazards to operators and those tasked to clean them on a regular basis.

There are many reasons to wash heavy equipment. Successful construction companies, equipment rental yards and heavy equipment dealerships realize great benefits from keeping their expensive machinery clean and in top-notch condition. Equipment efficiency and long service life are critical to making sure machines are always operating when needed. A non-working machine is a non-paying machine. Unscheduled downtime is simply unaffordable in tight, competitive markets.

Construction Cleaning Benefits

It’s easy to say a clean machine is a better machine. But do we really know why this is? All competent construction equipment owners and operators inherently know that keeping their heavy machinery clean is the professional thing to do. It’s part of their overall routine and preventive maintenance program.

Some construction business managers are fastidious about keeping their fleet clean and shiny. This is obvious when visiting their sites and shops. Smart heavy construction leaders realize many benefits from regularly washing their equipment. Here are the most important ones:

  • Regular cleaning is part of preventive maintenance. When construction equipment is regularly cleaned, there’s far less strain put on fixed and moving parts. Dirt and grime act as abrasives as well as a friction agents. Dirty machines wear much faster than equipment that’s regularly washed. It’s also much easier to clean machines that are regularly washed.
  • Clean machines keep cooler than mud-caked and grease-soaked equipment. Although regulated heat is a necessary operating condition with heavy machinery, excessive heat is a killer. Overheated equipment has a shorter life cycle. In fact, hot machines can quit in mid-operation. This has a domino effect on other machines and workers in the production chain.
  • Downtime is reduced by keeping construction equipment clean. Breakages caused by part failure due to dirty conditions are expensive in lost time and repairs. They’re also unnecessary. Regular cleaning removes foreign matter like rocks and branches in tracks. It reduces weight added to booms and buckets that have heavy, dried sludge solidly adhered to their surface.
  • Cleaning machines gives a great opportunity to inspect for potential problems. Metal fatigue cracks are exposed. So is oxidization or rusting. Worn or leaking fittings are obvious when machinery is clean. This allows mechanics to get on top of developing problems before they become serious issues.
  • Regularly cleaned construction machinery enhances safety. Poorly-kept equipment is dangerous to the operator, work crew and others in the machine’s line of fire. Contaminant buildup around hydraulic and electrical systems can result in a serious blow-out of high-pressure oil or dangerous voltage.
  • Mechanics are much more efficient when they work on clean machines. Cleaning dislodges foreign debris that’s heavy, volatile or slippery. Effective washing removes objects and buildups that can cause injury from slips and falls or being pinched in points that trap kinetic energy. Ergonomic accidents are greatly reduced when surfaces are clean and safe.
  • Ownership pride is greatly affected when a company’s fleet is kept clean and orderly. That goes for the business owner, supervisors, machine operators and service people. Operators take more care when running clean and well-looked after equipment. So does the maintenance department.
  • Finally, clean equipment makes a loud and positive statement. It’s clearly heard by clients, investors and future customers.

Products Needed to Wash Heavy Equipment Effectively

Properly washing heavy equipment is a big job. It requires technical knowledge of effectively getting rid of dirt and grease buildup. There are tricks to the trade that turn a large undertaking into a step-by-step procedure making the best use of time and ensuring the process is efficient. The end goal is having a clean machine and a washing technician who stays safe. To do that, you need to use specialized products.

Some of these equipment cleaning products are expensive and complicated. Others are cheap and easy to use. But all have their purpose in ensuring a proper job that’s finished efficiently and safely. Here are the main products professional machinery cleaners employ:

  1. Personal Protection Equipment

Personal protection equipment is the first product to consider when starting a machinery washing job. Safety is paramount at every construction company. That includes being on an actual construction site or back at the shop and yard. Personal safety must be taken seriously. Construction machinery and designated cleaning equipment are hazardous. A solid defense line is personally protecting workers with:

  • Full-length coveralls that protect the entire torso, arms and legs. Today, practically all construction workers wear hi-visibility outerwear and often that’s disposable or reusable coveralls. Specialized rainwear is suitable for machinery This can be overalls or two-piece jackets and pants. Insulated protection is important if using hot water washing.
  • Protective footwear is vital. No matter what, the worker is going to get wet while washing machinery. Heavy equipment wash pads, also known as heavy equipment wash racks, are slippery places. The best footwear is commercial rubber boots with anti-skid soles and toe protection. Upper closure is also important. This prevents hot water from filling up boots.
  • Face and eye protection are Splashes from dirt and grease dislodged under high pressure can be extremely dangerous. Eye contamination is a high risk as is skin burns and punctures. Chemical burns are also possible depending on what degreasing agent is used. At minimum, wrap-around eyewear must be used. Full face shields are better yet.
  • Gloves are mandatory. Washing construction equipment is a hands-on task. Workers need to hand-remove chunks of clay and all sizes of stones. Grease globs need prying off and sharp edges on machine parts can give vicious cuts. Some workers wear leather gloves when washing but most find rubber or latex protects hands best.
  1. Pressure Washing Equipment

Pressure washers are mandatory products used in cleaning construction equipment. There is no better way to remove dirt, grease and grime that hitting it with high-pressure water. The force of concentrated water streams also gets into tight places like hinges and seams that are impossible to reach with hand brushing.

There are many criteria involved in high-pressure washing equipment. First, there are two terms to know — pressure washer and water cannon. Both effectively do the same thing but at a different scale. Here’s the difference:

  • Pressure washers are small-scale devices having a limited amount of water flow. They have high pressures of between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) but their capacity is limited to about 5-10 gallons per minute (gpm). Pressure washers are equipped with small diameter hoses, usually ½ inch.
  • Water cannons are much larger. They have lower pressure rates but water cannons flow at 20-150 gpm or more. That’s 4-15 times the rate of a small scale pressure washer. Water cannons use fire-type hoses with 1 to 1-½ inch diameters and have adjustable nozzles.

Water cannons are typically found on commercial equipment washing stations that have dedicated closed-loop wash racks. They expel large volumes of water that’s captured, cleaned and recycled. Both types of high-pressure washers are capable of using hot and cold water. Often, pressure washers and cannons are used in tandem with cannons doing the big removal and overall final rinse. Pressure washers do the fine detailing.

  1. Heavy Equipment Wash Pads and Racks

There’s no substitute for using a professionally designed and built wash pad, also known as a wash rack. Many jurisdictions regulate wash locations to ensure they comply with environmental compliance. Laws prohibit contaminated construction equipment washings from entering open surface and groundwater reservoirs. Non-compliance with laws can result in heavy fines and personal jail time, not to mention being environmentally irresponsible.  In addition, containing contaminated wash water can also protect the property owner or renter from a very expensive soil and groundwater cleanup.

Properly constructed wash pads and racks are built with water containment and recycling systems. To start with, the pad should be self-contained and enclosed to prevent wash water and all its pollutants from escaping into the outer environment. Dirt, grease and other contaminants are knocked free and collect inside sumps. Excess water is captured and recycled in a contained system, filtering it back to workable gray-water where it’s continually reused. This is called a closed loop wash operation or wash rack.

Wash racks and pads can be built and are available in many sizes depending on the company’s needs. Water storage tanks vary depending on how frequent a wash pad is used and how large of equipment is serviced. Hot and cold temperatures for the washing equipment are usually available and pressure rates are controllable. As well, some wash racks are fixed and stationary where others are mobile. They can be transported from site to site.

Solid waste management is an important wash pad function. Like water, solid wastes need proper containing and disposal. While water is recycled in a closed loop system, solid waste is collected, dried and removed to a safe disposal site. Some wash racks are designed with above ground solid management systems (SMS) where others depend on underground sumps and mud-drying pads.

  1. Cleaning Detergents, Surfactants and Water Temperature

Water alone is often not sufficient to dislodge grease and dirt. Every equipment wash system employs some sort of degreasing solution. This depends greatly on the type of equipment being cleaned and what site conditions it was operated in.

The most common contaminants are organic and inorganic compounds. Organics include hydrocarbons like lubrication grease and fuel residue. They also include vegetation contamination from brush clearing and even insect and bird waste. Inorganics generally refer to mineral compounds like sand, gravel and dust.

There’s another category — a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds. The most common mixture is soil, which occurs virtually everywhere. Soil is made of decomposing organics and static inorganic compounds. Often, soil itself is polluted. Soil can also be one of the hardest materials to clean. That’s due to how contaminants bond to surface of machinery. This is where detergents come in.

Many people call detergents soap. While that’s technically correct, soap really refers to cleaning products made from natural materials like lye and animal fat. The truth is, most cleaning agents today are synthetic products carefully designed with specific chemical properties.

Heavy equipment washing detergents act as surfactants or surface active agents. When dissolved in water or other solvents, surfactants work at the boundary between the liquid and solid to change the interface properties. Water mixed with detergent breaks the bond between dirt and host objects. But water, on its own, has limited effect.

Chemically speaking, synthetic detergent surfactants work at the molecular level and form a long chain that attaches one end to a hydrophobe like dirt or grease. The other end is attracted to water or the hydrophile solvent. This causes the surfactant to surround the contaminant and dislodge it from its bonded surface, like dirt coming off machinery parts.

Chelating agents are often added to equipment washing detergent. These also work at the molecular level but they attack minerals in the water to soften them and stop hard water from blocking surfactant efficiency. Other additives in detergents like color, foaming agents and perfume don’t help cleaning power. They just make the product look and smell more attractive.

Wash water temperature is also misunderstood. Cold water washing is highly effective when used with the right surfactant. Hot water warms the machinery surface making large chunks of debris break off easier but temperature is not particularly sensitive at the molecular level where the real cleaning action is.

Cleaning Construction Equipment Quickly and Easily

There is a distinct process for making equipment cleaning quick and easy. There are priority steps that speed things up and prevent doing the same task twice. Every equipment cleaner has their individual quirks and peculiarities but, essentially, the proper washing procedure goes this way:

  • All washing products are assembled and the machinery is placed in a contained wash rack with a closed loop system. All necessary PPE is worn.
  • Large dry chunks of material like clay and rocks are manually pried loose from the undercarriage and chassis with a steel bar and spade. This is a much safer than immediately attacking the machine with high-pressure
  • Debris chunks are collected and disposed of. This prevents a tripping hazard while navigating around the machine. It also stops dried debris from being liquefied making it more difficult to handle.
  • The entire machine is sprayed with a water cannon removing large debris pieces that couldn’t be dislodged by hand. Warm or hot water from a hot water pressure washer is often used in this early stage which is prior to adding detergent.
  • Grease accumulations are hand-removed by pulling chunks off or wiping them with clothes. By now grease will have softened by water force and temperature.
  • Detergent is applied sparingly, with special attention to visible contamination. This includes engine compartments and especially radiators.
  • Cleaning solvents are allowed to sit for 15 minutes to ½ hour. This gives time for surfactant molecular action to chemically dislodge all bonding.
  • Water cannon force starts again. It begins at the top of the machine and orderly flows toward the ground, letting gravity pull contaminants and wastewater to the wash pad floor.
  • Detailing of tight places, seams and joints follow overall cannon rinsing. Here smaller pressure washers might be used as well as hand scrubbing for detailing the equipment.
  • Rubber tires and hoses are cleaned with a suitable surfactant. Glass surfaces are cleaned and polished.
  • Cab interiors are vacuumed and hand wiped. High-pressure washing should never be used inside cabs or around controls.
  • Once the machine is generally cleaned, it’s allowed to air dry. Sometimes, compressed air is used to hasten the process.
  • The machine is then removed from the wash rack and sent to its next operation. That might be maintenance, repair or put back into stock for sale or rent.
  • All parts of the wash pad are inspected. Mud is cleaned off of the wash pad surface, solid waste is disposed of and gray water levels are topped. Finally, a perimeter check ensures that no contaminants escape.

ESD Waste2Water Specializes in Heavy Equipment Washing

ESD Waste2Water is a world leader in designing and manufacturing heavy equipment washing systems. We’re located in Central Florida and supply top quality closed loop washing systems to many countries. We also specialize in solid management systems and incorporate the two, making the most efficient and effective construction equipment washing process possible.

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Human activities produce a tremendous variety of byproducts. Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and other industrial processes leave organic and inorganic residual compounds behind. Some are inert and harmless, but many are toxic and highly destructive to the environment, particularly the soil and groundwater. Fortunately, our planet has built-in environmental remediation systems. Unfortunately, natural groundwater and soil remediation take a long time.

Bioremediation technology is invaluable for reclaiming polluted soil and water. In the simplest terms, bioremediation is a waste management process using live organisms to neutralize or remove harmful pollutants from contaminated areas.

Bioremediation is an environmental science that amplifies natural biological actions to remedy or remediate polluted groundwater and contaminated soil. Rather than using expensive environmental remediation equipment to remove untreated toxic materials and dispose of them elsewhere, bioremediation techniques use biological microbes to do the cleanup work.

Microbes are tiny organisms naturally found in the environment. These bacterial microorganisms are nature’s helpers in decomposing, recycling and rectifying imbalanced chemical conditions in soil and water. For countless years, nature has been correcting itself, while humans continue to display a profound ability to make a mess and ignore their damage. But now, science has found an effective way to remediate bad soil and groundwater conditions by applying natural organic substances and using their inherent properties.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, bioremediation is a water and soil treatment technique using naturally occurring organisms to attack hazardous materials and change them into less toxic substances. Often, highly contaminated sites can become toxin-free using proper bioremediation steps and specialized equipment.


The Biological Remediation Process

Bioremediation is a biological process that stimulates helpful microbes to use harmful contaminants as their source of food and energy. Certain microorganisms eat toxic chemicals and pathogens, digesting them and eliminating through changing their composition into harmless gases like ethane and carbon dioxide. Some contaminated soil and water conditions already have the right counter-microbes. Here, human intervention can speed up the natural remediation by boosting microbial action.

In other cases where the right microbes are low in numbers or entirely absent, bioremediation is introduced by adding amendments — microbial actors like fungi and aerobic bacteria that are mixed into the soil or water. This simple process is called bioaugmentation, and it’s highly effective to correct conditions quickly, as long as the right environmental conditions are present. Critical conditions for bioremediation include:

  • Host microbial contaminants that provide fuel and energy to parasitical microbes
  • Parasitical microbes that feed off their harmful hosts and destroy them
  • Oxygen in sufficient amounts to support aerobic biodegradation
  • Water, either in liquid form or in soil moisture content
  • Carbon is the foundation of microbial life and its energy source
  • Temperature, not too cold or hot for microbial life to flourish
  • Nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and sulfur to support microbe growth
  • Acid and alkaline proportions or pH ratio in the range of 6.5 to 7.5

When all these conditions are in the right proportions, microbes grow at enormous rates. If the optimum conditions are off-balance, microbial action is too slow or can die off altogether, and the contaminants remain until nature eventually restores a balance. Re-balancing can take a long time in highly polluted conditions. But proper bioremediation processes rectify most situations in relatively short time. That can be anywhere from a few years to several decades.

Oxygen has a strong effect on bioremediation. Some microbes thrive on air, while others are hindered when exposed to excessive oxygen. This effect depends entirely on what particular toxin is being remediated and what type of microbe is being encouraged. There are two groups or processes of oxygen levels in soil and water:

  • Aerobic is the presence of oxygen needed for microbial development. In contaminated soil conditions, regularly tilling the soil is one aerobic enhancement method. This technique is also a main activity in composting to oxygenate helpful fungi. Aerobic action is also introduced mechanically through passive bioventing or by forcing compressed air into soil or under the water table with biosparging
  • Anaerobic is the absence or reduction of oxygen in water or soil. This bioremediation form is uncommon, except in heavy metal conditions such as mitigating sites polluted by polychlorinated biphenyls or trichloroethylene. Anaerobic remediation is a specialized form requiring advanced techniques and precise monitoring.


Bioremediation Classes

There are two main classifications or strategies for bioremediation. This refers to where remediation is carried out, not the actual bioremediation technique classes. Bioremediation is done either:

  • In situ, where all bioremediation work is done right at the contamination site. This can be polluted soil that’s treated without unnecessary and expensive removal, or it can be contaminated groundwater that’s remediated at its point of origin. In situ is the preferred bioremediation method, as it requires far less physical work and eliminates spreading contaminants through trucking or pumping away to other treatment locations. Bioventing, biosparging and bioaugmentation are the main technique classes.
  • Ex situ means removing contaminated material to a remote treatment location. This classification is less desirable. It involves the big job of excavating polluted soil and trucking it offsite. In the case of contaminated water, ex situ is rare, except for pumping groundwater to the surface and biologically treating it in an enclosed reservoir. Ex situ bioremediation poses a hazard to spreading contamination or risking an accidental spill during transport. Once at an ex situ treatment site, three technique classes can be applied. One is landfarming, where soil is spread and biologically decontaminated. Another is composting, which is an age-old process. The third class involves biopiles: a hybrid of stacking material in silos, then composting as a biological treatment.

Bioremediation technique classes are the prescribed physical activities or strategies used in microbial remedies. The overall process starts with isolating contaminated site conditions and characterizing what resident microbes exist. Scientists watch how these microbes already interact with the pollutants, then conduct lab testing to map out colonization requirements. Catabolic activity is studied in the lab, from which a field plan is developed. Once that’s implemented, the bioremediation process is monitored, and adjustments are made as necessary.


Bioremediation Strategies

Bioremediation strategies plan how the field work is done. There are different technique applications that depend on the site’s saturation degree and what contaminants need removal. They also depend on site conditions such as soil composition, compaction and groundwater tables, as well as runoff characteristics and whether in situ work is possible, or if the contaminated material requires ex situ removal.

Thanks to today’s advanced technology, most polluted properties can be treated onsite. There are three main bioremediation strategies, each with individually designed equipment. The three applications are:

  • Bioventing is the most common approach. This process involves drilling small-diameter wells into the soil that allows air ingress and passive ventilation where ground gases produced by microbial action are released. This approach can be used for both soil and groundwater problems, as it lets oxygen and nutrient rates be controlled by adjusting the vent rate.
  • Biosparging involves high-pressure air injection forced into the soil or under the groundwater table. This process increases oxygen concentration and enhances biological Air sparging is highly effective and affordable, compared to excavating and tilling contaminated soil or circulating polluted water through pumps and filter tanks.
  • Bioaugmentation is often used to add extra indigenous microbes or to implant exogenous species to the site. Augmentation works in conjunction with both bioventing and biosparging applications, but has limitations. Non-indigenous microbes are not usually compatible with indigenous bacteria, so much of the bioaugmentation additives are additional microbes to those already at work.

There are other bioremediation strategies for contaminated soil and groundwater sites. Oil and petroleum waste is a big problem in many spots. So is gassing off from methane produced by biological action. Most regulatory bodies are strict about adding other pollutants into the environment, which is a side problem for the bioremediation process.

Oil is lighter than water and notoriously floats on the surface, creating a hazard for runoff and secondary pollution. Methane gas is smelly and highly offensive when released in large quantities. This frequently happens when contaminated soil is stirred, but passively occurs through bioventing and biosparging. Three techniques are available to control bioremediation side effects:

  • Oil/water separators skim surface petroleum pollutants and separate them for containment and recycling. Decontaminated water is then recirculated back on the site.
  • Air strippers work to pull air from soil and clean it before releasing it back into the atmosphere. This remediation assistance prevents polluted air from escaping the soil and getting out where it can’t be contained.
  • Soil vapor extraction is a process where contaminated gases are collected from the soil and dissipated through mechanical devices. This technique is often used alongside biosparging Like oil water separators and air strippers, soil vapor extractors are specialized pieces and require experienced operators.


Bioremediation Uses

Bioremediation has become the main choice for contaminated site recovery in America. It’s commonly used around the world for all sorts of situations where previous human activity has left the location damaged and unusable without remediation. As the country’s population grows, there are less available landfills to relocate polluted material. This makes bioremediation very attractive. Thanks to advancing science, bioremediation is also economical.

Contaminants in polluted soil and water cover a broad range of organic and inorganic compounds. They also cover bacteriological and even radioactive parameters. Some of the uses for bioremediation intervention include these site types:

  • Petroleum stations can have corroded underground tanks. Gasoline and diesel fuel leach into the ground and remain long after the station’s service life expired. Petroleum products are particularly receptive to bioremediation.
  • Industrial sites where chemicals used in production are spilled or discharged in effluent. Heavy metals like lead and chromium are tough to remediate, but many lesser pollutants are biologically neutralized.
  • Landfills that overfill and leach or are decommissioned are well-suited to bioremediation. Methane gas is a common byproduct, but can be controlled through air stripping and scrubbing.
  • Farms where over-fertilizing occurs are excellent candidates for bioremediation. This includes chemical fertilizers and animal waste products.
  • Lumber processing yards are often polluted from wood preservatives. They commonly leach into the soil and groundwater, but can be cleaned up through bioremediation efforts.
  • Onsite sanitation systems contaminate soil and groundwater when septic tanks and disposal fields fail. These sanitary system overflows are highly responsive to biological treatment.
  • Mine site tailings can be extremely toxic. Bioremediation efforts have proved very successful in detoxifying old mine quarries and pits.
  • Accidental chemical spills alongside transportation routes have been remediated through biological treatment. This includes petroleum discharges and even road salts.


Benefits of Bioremediation

The biggest benefit from using bioremediation processes is its contribution to the environment. Bioremediation uses nature to fix nature. Properly applied by knowledgeable people using specialized equipment designed for bioremediation, this is the safest and least invasive soil and groundwater cleanup available.

Bioremediation works for organic pathogens, arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, volatile organic compounds, metals and many other pollutants like ammonia and phosphates. It’s effective for cleaning insecticides and herbicides, as well as saltwater intrusion into aquifers. Consider these benefits from using bioremediation:

  • Completely natural process with almost no harmful side effects
  • Carried out in situ for most applications with no dangerous transport
  • Quick turnaround time to make soil and water useful
  • Minimal equipment needed except for specialized pieces
  • Positive public acceptance due to organic process and little disturbance
  • Cost effective to maintain and economical to input
  • Lowers liability, as contaminants are less likely escape
  • Little energy consumed compared to incineration and landfilling
  • High acceptance from regulatory authorities


Specialized Bioremediation Equipment

There are certain specialized pieces of bioremediation equipment available. Some of it takes knowledgeable operation by trained and skilled people, but much bioremediation equipment is relatively easy to use. Training and maintenance service is easily available from the right supplier and manufacturer of bioremediation equipment.

This specialized equipment is also relatively inexpensive when compared to heavy machinery and trucks required excavating and hauling off polluted soil. There is also no need for complicated pumps and reservoirs needed for decontaminating groundwater. Here are examples of some specialized bioremediation equipment:

  • Soil and groundwater remediation systems offer fully integrated, pre-wired and pre-piped turnkey operations that are factory tested and ready to use in the field. They’re available with air sparging, biosparging and soil vapor extraction systems. These systems also handle air stripping and oil-water Complete systems are mounted on exposed or enclosed trailers and can be custom-designed to specific needs. They’re the latest in bioremediation technology.
  • Fully integrated custom environmental remediation systems go a step beyond. They set the standard for the entire industry. These complete custom-built systems include standard air sparging and soil vapor extraction. There are dual-phase extraction systems with thermal catalytic oxidizers, along with liquid and vapor-phase carbon adsorption.
  • Dual-phase recovery systems fill the gap. They do two jobs in one by using a vacuum blower and a moisture separator. Gauges, NEMA IV control panels and lever controls can be custom-designed to exacting specifications. Options include filter vessels, oxidizers and manifolds with flow indicators. These can be conveniently trailer-mounted.
  • Soil vapor extraction systems include a blower and vacuum pump. All components are fully integrated with marine-grade aluminum skids. They can also be mounted on an enclosed trailer to protect the investment.
  • Air sparging systems have both a compressor and blower. Heat exchangers are available if required. All controls, gauges and indicators can be custom-ordered and designed to individual needs.
  • Low-profile air strippers have a turbo tray design. They’re high-performance and low-maintenance.
  • Air/water separators are structurally sound to withstand full vacuum applications. They’re corrosion-free and can be used in any site condition.
  • Enhanced oil/water separators are used above the ground for surface spill cleanup.
  • Mobile dewatering aerators efficiently remove hydrocarbons at flow rates up to 500 GPM.


Make ESD Waste2Water Your Bioremediation Equipment Provider

ESD Waste2Water is a worldwide leader in environmental remediation and industrial wastewater treatment equipment. We design and manufacture cutting-edge technology environmental protection equipment at our factory in Central Florida. We also install, service and train customers in safe and responsible methods of biologically protecting the earth and water.

Let our wastewater systems and wastewater recycling team help you choose the right bioremediation equipment for whatever environmental cleanup site you have. We can also custom-design any piece you require, and we can build you a complete system. We also provide technical support and preventive maintenance packages to make sure you stay in business.

Please view our environmental remediation products and choose what’s best for you. If you can’t find the right equipment, we’d be pleased to make it for you. Contact EDS Waste2Water today at 1-800-277-3279 or online.

ESD Waste2Water prepares to ship another fully integrated, environmental remediation system inside a 30’ Cargo Container to a major oil company’s site in Mexico.  This Dual Phase Product Recovery System is equipped with: Air Supply Compressor; (8) Point Air Supply Manifold; (8) Dual Phase Recovery Manifold; Recovery Pumps; Oil Water Separator, Transfer Tanks, 3 Liquid Phase Carbon Treatment Vessels.

ESD Waste2Water is a Worldwide Leader in designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing sustainable Wash-Water Treatment/Recycle Systems and Environmental Remediation Systems.  ESD offers a full line of skid, trailer and container mounted remediation systems for product recovery and treating soils, sediments, groundwater and surface water.  ESD’s innovative wash-water treatment, recycling, and re-use systems (0 point discharge), offer a variety of options and system designs for light, medium and heavy duty wash water and industrial process water treatment applications (Golf Courses, Marinas, Equipment Rental, Industrial/Manufacturing Plants, Fleet Management, Transportation, Parts Washing, etc.).  ESD can design a portable Above Ground Wash Pad or Permanent Concrete Slab to process heavy solid applications to recycle the wash water back to either a pressure washer and/or high volume pump system.  ESD is committed to fostering a Partnership for a Cleaner Tomorrow through Water Conservation and Waste Minimization.

When the subject of Wash Water Recycling comes up there are many questions that can arise. The following are a few that are frequently asked are:

– Will it have an odor?
– What will its’ clarity be?
– How much is recycled?

The above questions seem very basic but can at times create a complex response because of the specific application. Let’s explore each question independently.

Question: Will it have an odor?
Response: The wash water being processed through the GSMS or HSMS Series has no odor because of the micro bubble transfusion taking place inside of the Biological Tank. The transfer of oxygen to the aerobic microbes helps assure the environment stays above 12 mg/L of Dissolved Oxygen so the aerobic microbes can breakdown the organics in the waste stream (ie. oils, greases, etc.).

turbidity-levelsQuestion: What will its’ clarity be?
Response: Before answering this question, the term clarity should be scientifically defined as Turbidity. Turbidity is the measure of relative clarity of a liquid and is an indicator of the amount of suspended sediment in the water. A widely used measuring system of Turbidity is Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU).

For example, when a grab sample is conducted from a traditional biological wash water treatment system, the water tends to be a “Tea” colored water that grab sample could be 250-450 NTU vs. a grab sample from the GSMS or HSMS System have a 20 – 50 NTU. The difference is the introduction of Clarifloc before entering the Inclined Plate Clarifier of the GSMS or HSMS unit that allows the non-organic suspended solids to drop out prior to entering the Biological Area of the System.

Question: How many gallons of wash water are being recycled?
Response: A key consideration for recycling wash water is the sustainability aspect. The GSMS and HSMS come standard with a Flow Accumulator Meter that digitally illustrates how many gallons have been recycled by the System. This can assist in Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR) or determine how many gallons of wash water is being used per day/week/month/year.

As you can see with the introduction of the ESD Waste2Water, Inc GSMS and HSMS Series Recycling Systems, the answers to these questions become have become “clearer”.

Now the only question that begs to be asked is, how can ESD Waste2Water, Inc help you?


ESD Waste2Water Inc.’s next generation Wash Water Treatment System is here.  A combined TWO-PHASE System that is designed to separate the solids in an Incline Plate Clarifier making it easy for the operators to remove the sludge all while the Biological Treatment System consumes the organics (oils, greases, fuel residue, etc.) converting it into carbon dioxide and water.  The incredible bi-product of this process is a clear “grey” water.

The ESD Waste2Water, Inc. Combo Unit is ideal for:

  • Turf Equipment
  • Golf Maintenance Facilities
  • Forklifts / Scissor Lifts
  • Heavy Mud Equipment (bulldozers, scrapers, dump trucks, front end loaders)
  • Equipment Washing
  • Rental Equipment
  • Solid Waste Haulers

Additional advantages for this remarkable breakthrough:

  • Small Equipment Footprint Size
  • Ease of Operation
  • Mud/Solids Handling
  • High Volume Water Cannon Option
  • Low Consumable Costs

The Combo Unit can easily be paired with an Above Ground Wash Pad System (Containment Island) for a portable closed loop system.  Consult with your local ESD Waste2Water, Inc. Regional Manager to learn more.

Don’t forget to ask about a Rental Option!

Earth Day is April 22nd, 2016.  At ESD Waste2Water, Inc., our philosophy has always been to manufacture innovative, sustainable Environmental Wash Water and Remediation Equipment to protect Earth’s natural resources.  It begins with awareness and can then lead to action – It’s as simple as fixing a leaking faucet or planting a tree.  The following link is a resource to locate a local organization to volunteer:   – do your part for Earth.

Specs of our Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System

ESD Waste2Water, Inc., a manufacturer of Wash Water and Environmental Remediation Equipment, now offers a standardized Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System for short term or long term Rental.  The standardized System provides a small portable footprint in an enclosed pre-wired / pre-plumbed dual axle trailer that meets the requirements of the majority of typical “Sparge and Vent” sites.  The 8’x12’ footprint allows it to be placed onsite where modular AS & SVE manifolds can be easily mounted to the side of the trailer upon arrival.  This streamlines the installation process saving time and money all while meeting OR exceeding FDEP requirements.  The system comes standard with the following features:

  • UL Listed and labeled control panel
  • Web based monitoring and alarm notifications

ESD manufactures custom Air Sparge/ Soil Vapor Systems that integrate the two systems to meet your needs.

The Air Sparge System includes a blower or compressor, TEFC or XP motor, and a heat exchanger if required. The Soil Vapor Extraction System includes a blower or vacuum pump, TEFC or XP motor, moisture separator with high-level switch, and an inlet filter. The combined systems include a prewired, pretested, custom NEMA IV control panel.

Pressure/Vacuum gauges, flow indicators, temperature indicators and filtration can be specified per your application.

All components are fully integrated and prewired on a marine grade aluminum skid with optional custom sound attenuating enclosure.

Contact the experts at ESD Waste2Water, Inc today to learn more about the newest addition to our rental fleet (terms and rental rates) or any other Remediation Product from our full line offering.


ESD Waste2Water, Inc. builds Above Ground Portable Wash Pads for a myriad of industries. We can review your business process and procedures to maximize your throughput and then engineer an Above Ground Wash Pad System to meet your needs.

Pictured is an ESD Waste2Water, Inc Custom Above Ground Wash Pad that includes:

– 8’ Tall Walls
– Sliding See Thru Curtain
– Grass Clipping Separator with Cart and Solids Separator
– ESD Biological Wash Water Recycle System

This pad is designed for landscaping businesses, lawn mower rental companies, industrial manufacturers and repair facilities for lawn care and equipment.

No matter your industry, if you are generating a wash water waste stream, ESD Waste2Water, Inc can design a wash water treatment system to help meet EPA regulations. Contact us today!

ESD Waste2Water, Inc is proud to announce one of our newest products. The Subsurface Depressurization System uses a vacuum that pulls potentially harmful organic vapors from entering a building. Designed with a corrosion free enclosure, this system is built to last. Ask about the ESD Waste2Water, Inc solar option.

ESD has a wide array of products when it comes to Groundwater Remediation, Soil Vapor Extraction, Air and Bio Sparging. Please take some time to tour our remediation product line to find the right fit for your needs.