Wastewater Metals Removal

Regulations for heavy metal effluent limits are becoming stricter as the industry realizes their potential environmental impact. GE has chemical and equipment solutions to help.

Meet strict regulations and promote environmental stewardship by removing heavy metals from wastewater streams

Industrial processes can release heavy metals into their wastewater streams, resulting in potential contamination of the environment. Therefore, regulating agencies require heavy metal removal from wastewater before it can be discharged into nature. GE offers innovative processes and proven methods to solve this tough-to-treat wastewater challenge.

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What this means for you:

  • Meet regulatory requirements on wastewater effluent limits
  • Drive compliance to your company’s environmental stewardship goals
  • Remove heavy metals from wastewater over a wide pH range
  • Use chemical solutions for soluble and/or particulate heavy metals, such as lead, copper, chromium, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel and zinc
  • Remove selenium with advanced biological treatment
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Featured Metals Removal Products

Reduce total selenium to low single-digit ppb levels with a single step process

GE’s ABMet process enables customers in the Power (FGD), Mining and other industries to meet the strictest selenium discharge limits in one simple step with minimal operating costs and operator attention. In addition, ABMet removes nitrate and metals including mercury and arsenic.

ABMet’s innovative seed culture, specially formulated nutrient, and biofilter design provide one time seeding, fast startup, and reliable performance.

With 17 years of experience, development, and a proven global installation base, ABMet is trusted for selenium removal.

ABMet Features

ABMet for FGD Wastewater

  • Proven solution to consistently meet discharge limits in EPA’s proposed ELG for FGD wastewater
  • Effective nitrate removal
  • Effective mercury and arsenic polishing
  • Non-hazardous waste solids easily processed by the Phys-Chem solids handling system
  • Direct discharge without pre or post treatment
  • Proven performance at TDS concentrations greater than 35,000 mg/l

ABMet for Mining Waters

  • Modular pre-fabricated design for installation in remote locations
  • Direct discharge without pre-treatment or post-treatment
  • Remote process monitoring with GE’s Insight platform
  • Only one consumable product (all-in-one nutrient product)
  • Low volume solids waste to non-hazardous disposal
  • Performance at temperatures down to 4°C (39°F) and effluent selenium down to below 4 µg/l

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Remove mercury, lead, and other heavy metals from your industrial waste streams

Metals in waste streams don't naturally degrade and are toxic to aquatic life, even at low concentrations. GE provides wastewater treatment programs for industrial facility operators to reduce heavy metals in waste streams to help ensure regulatory compliance. Metals that can be removed include soluble and/or particulate heavy metals, such as lead, copper, chromium, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel and zinc.

Metals Removal Product Features

  • Remove heavy metals from wastewater over a wide pH range
  • Reduce treatment costs
  • Helps meet regulatory requirements
  • Reduces potential for future remediation
  • Improves community health
  • Enables wastewater recycling for plant processes
  • Can be applied during normal treatment process or as a polishing agent for industrial wastewater treatment

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  • ABMet for Selenium Removal

    Reduce total selenium to low single-digit ppb levels with a single step process

    GE’s ABMet process enables customers in the Power (FGD), Mining and other industries to meet the strictest selenium discharge limits in one simple step with minimal operating costs and operator attention. In addition, ABMet removes nitrate and metals including mercury and arsenic.

    ABMet’s innovative seed culture, specially formulated nutrient, and biofilter design provide one time seeding, fast startup, and reliable performance.

    With 17 years of experience, development, and a proven global installation base, ABMet is trusted for selenium removal.

    ABMet Features

    ABMet for FGD Wastewater

    • Proven solution to consistently meet discharge limits in EPA’s proposed ELG for FGD wastewater
    • Effective nitrate removal
    • Effective mercury and arsenic polishing
    • Non-hazardous waste solids easily processed by the Phys-Chem solids handling system
    • Direct discharge without pre or post treatment
    • Proven performance at TDS concentrations greater than 35,000 mg/l

    ABMet for Mining Waters

    • Modular pre-fabricated design for installation in remote locations
    • Direct discharge without pre-treatment or post-treatment
    • Remote process monitoring with GE’s Insight platform
    • Only one consumable product (all-in-one nutrient product)
    • Low volume solids waste to non-hazardous disposal
    • Performance at temperatures down to 4°C (39°F) and effluent selenium down to below 4 µg/l

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  • Remove Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater

    Remove mercury, lead, and other heavy metals from your industrial waste streams

    Metals in waste streams don't naturally degrade and are toxic to aquatic life, even at low concentrations. GE provides wastewater treatment programs for industrial facility operators to reduce heavy metals in waste streams to help ensure regulatory compliance. Metals that can be removed include soluble and/or particulate heavy metals, such as lead, copper, chromium, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel and zinc.

    Metals Removal Product Features

    • Remove heavy metals from wastewater over a wide pH range
    • Reduce treatment costs
    • Helps meet regulatory requirements
    • Reduces potential for future remediation
    • Improves community health
    • Enables wastewater recycling for plant processes
    • Can be applied during normal treatment process or as a polishing agent for industrial wastewater treatment

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory