For years BM has been respecting the environment by continually improving its production process in order to minimize its impact on it.
Since 30/05/2011, our company strictly follows the requirements and conditions issued by AIA No. 7 (INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORIZATION) in respect of the environment.
The above mentioned authorization was issued by the Province of Vicenza after a careful evaluation of the environmental components produced by the process of anodizing aluminum such as: air emissions, water emissions, waste and noise.
In this regard the company has an electrostatic wastewater treatment plant for the removal of dust particles coming from the cleaning line (a mechanical process) and a wet packed tower (Scrubber) to reduce the fumes from the process of anodizing aluminum.
Each process tank is connected to aspiration caps which convey possible fumes to the scrubber, so that the values of emissions into the atmosphere are below the permitted limits. The plant is equipped with a control panel that transmits any abnormality in the purification/removal system.
With regard to emissions into water, the waters coming from washing tanks and those coming from the soda and oxide rinse tanks are conveyed within the new water treatment plant.
WATER TREATMENT CYCLE:
The water from the rinsing tanks is fed into a coagulation tub, in a pH neutralizing tub, and subsequently into a flocculation tub and then into two settling tanks. Once the water has been separated from mud, the water passes through sand filters and returns cleaned to the process tanks.
In order to keep air and water emissions under the limits allowed by law, the company has put in place a plan for monitoring critical parameters and a maintenance plan for the air and water purification plants in order to ensure more efficiency.
Annually, an external laboratory analyzes samples taken from the fumes from the scrubber (wet packed tower to remove fumes) and the dust from the electrostatic filter plant (to remove dust particles).
Every six months, samples are taken and the water from the work process is analyzed before they are drained into the drainage system.