Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Upstream expertise. Downstream compliance.

The ONLY supplier in the business with 170 years of metal finishing expertise.

To stay within your discharge limits, you have to know what’s in your wastewater and how it got there.  Hubbard-Hall technicians can tell you because we sell chemistry into upstream processes – and have for over 170 years – so we understand how to optimize the downstream effluent.

Do you need to change your waste treatment?
Maybe not.  We can help you identify process changes that can be made upstream, so you minimize the downstream issues. We’ve done it before.  And we help you use LESS chemistry.

Experts in:

Experts in:

  • Metal removal – copper, cadmium, chrome, lead, zinc, nickel and more
  • Oil removal – lubricants, rust preventatives, cleaning solutions and quench oils
  • BOD/COD reduction – meeting biological and chemical oxygen demand levels
  • Nutrient removal – phosphorous/phosphate reduction
  • Fluoride removal

5 Steps To Compliance

5 Steps To Compliance

Step 1: On-Site Process review
Our tech staff starts upstream to understand your manufacturing processes, chemical usage, and sludge generation.

Step 2: Equipment check
Is your equipment matched to your wastewater needs? Not always. It’s a common issue that causes endless challenges.

Step 3: Jar testing
We sample, benchmark, sample again and conduct thorough treatability studies to identify the optional chemistry dosage.

Step 4: Best process recommendation
You’ll get a customized report, including process recommendations, anticipated costs, and chemical and sludge reduction efficiencies.

Step 5: Implementation and best in class tech support
We will be at your side during implementation and provide staff training, comprehensive documentation and performance tracking.

What is a Process Journal?

What is a Process Journal?

Did you keep a journal in Science class of the steps you took to solve a problem? Believe it or not, our AquaPure technicians still keep those journals while completing a Process Audit. Step-by-step our technicians are with you to find the best process to optimize your system; ultimately providing improvement recommendations and the required training for your operators. This Process Journal is an example of how we work with you tankside until we get the “thumbs up.”

Hubbard-Hall: Responsive, Reliable, and Ready.
Manufacturing processes change. Regulations do too. When you need to improve wastewater treatment – we’re ready with the expertise, service, and chemistry to get the job done right.
Email us, call us at 866-441-5831 or request a consult.

Talk to an Expert

"We had zero experience using wastewater treatment chemistry. Hubbard-Hall taught us how to use their chemicals, and how to troubleshoot when problems came up. They always picked up my calls and even made onsite visits. Their dedication and quick response has helped us keep our system running almost trouble free."
Rene C.
Engineering Manager

Case Study: The Perfect Mix: Exceeding Guidelines and Reducing Costs in Wastewater Treatment


The Challenge
A manufacturer of aluminum can manufacturing material had fallen out of compliance with its local and state wastewater treatment jurisdictions on levels of fluoride being discharged from the plant. The plant’s influent fluoride level was 60 ppm, and its discharge limit was 15 ppm. Some manufacturers utilize fluoride-containing chemicals in order to improve aluminum passivation on its products, but effluents that contain fluoride need to be properly treated to reduce its concentration to disposable values before being discharged into public wastewater systems.

In addition, the aluminum can manufacturer needed to reduce the level of manganese in its discharge, as well as in its chemical oxygen demand (COD), a determination of the quality of the facility’s discharge that provides a metric to determine the effect an effluent will have on the wastewater treatment system, much like biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).