Cleaner Phosphoric Recycling Systems (CPR Systems™), Upgrades Koontz-Wagner Metal Cleaning System to Meet New EPA Requirements

CPR Systems™ partners with Koontz-Wagner and develops solution to recycle wash water and phosphate chemicals. As their five-year permit of operation to discharge into the city’s sewer system expires, Koontz-Wagner forges a partnership with CPR Systems™ and updates their metal cleaning systems, meeting new EPA requirements.

South Bend, IN, July 29, 2009 --( Koontz-Wagner Electric’s Powerhouse Division is a modern and efficient metal fabrication facility capable of producing light or heavy gauge sheet metal building components and structural weldments for their Packaged Control Rooms. In 2004 CPR Systems™ installed an oil water separator designed to treat their metal pretreatment wastewater to remove oils and suspended solids to meet the local discharge ordinance. At that time, the city of South Bend would accept residual phosphate in the waste stream, not requiring it to be removed prior to discharge. Koontz-Wagner was then granted a limited permit to discharge into the city’s sewer system. After five years and their permit up for renewal Koontz-Wagner was informed by the city that they can no longer discharge the phosphate wastewater into the city sewer due to new regulations.

Koontz-Wagner contemplated their next step in meeting new environmental regulations which included: additional chemical treatment and equipment to remove the phosphate, having the waste water hauled off and treated off site, the purchase and installation of a waste water evaporator or recycle the water. The only solution that made sense was to recycle the wash water and reclaim the phosphate chemical. Koontz-Wagner needed a permanent solution and called upon CPR Systems™ again to assist them.

According to T. George Podell, President of CPR Systems™, “Our solution was to convert the existing system into a fully closed-loop recycling system. With the modifications to existing equipment and the addition of separation, filtration, aeration and other proprietary technologies Koontz-Wagner no longer discharges to the city. All wash water and phosphate chemicals are now recycled eliminating permits, monitoring and reporting along with saving chemical and water usage.”

Koontz-Wagner, located in South Bend, Indiana since 1921, is a complete electrical service company. For more information, visit their website at

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About CPR Systems™ – The leader in high-pressure spray wand phosphate cleaning systems with recycling. The CPR System™ provides the metal cleaning power of a 5-stage washer in one step. The wash water including the chemical cleaner is collected and recycled for continuous use. Designed for large metal products, the CPR System™ high pressure, cleaning phosphate method is the definition of a lean manufacturing technology. The CPR System™ is energy efficient, environmental compliant, easy to use and operates on a low chemical consumption platform. CPR Systems™ is a member of National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

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