Our wastewater recycling systems featured in an article published with GWi | Ultrapure, on the use of high-temperature reverse osmosis (RO) as a means to recycle wastewater and conserve energy. Click on the image below to read the article, you can also find the full article on Ultrapurewater.com
Do you know about the Section 179 Deduction?
Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.
Essentially, this means that if you’ve purchased or will purchase or finance a Kemco system by December 31, 2016 your business qualifies for up to a $500,000 write off on equipment totaling $2,000,000 or less. The deduction begins to phase out dollar-for-dollar after $2,000,000 is spent by a given business, so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction.
Bonus Depreciation is offered in 2016 at 50%. This is useful to very large businesses spending more than the Section 179 Spending Cap ($2,000,000) on new capital equipment. Also, businesses with a net loss are still qualified to deduct some of the cost of new equipment and carry-forward the loss.
When applying these provisions, Section 179 is generally taken first, followed by Bonus Depreciation – unless the business had to taxable profit, because the unprofitable business is allowed to carry the loss forward future years.
Want to see what your savings would be on the equipment you purchased?
Visit the Section 179 website for more information.
Sustainability, energy efficiency, “Green” concepts, LEED building design are often touched on in commercial laundry design meetings and reviews, but how often do decision makers grant the approval to move forward with these ideas realizing the environmental impact if these ideas are not incorporated?
Fuel Energy and Water – Water is still required to wash; water is heated. Commercial laundry machinery designs have limitations to the amount of water they can save. Heat energy required varies directly with the amount of water. In machines that heat water on board, one of the most fundamentally inefficient means of heating water, live steam injection, is employed. Filtering 100% of the wastewater not carried forward to drying machinery and recycling that filtered water optimizes the gallons per pound used for production and captures the heat available in the wastewater directly minimizing the amount of live steam injection that is required to achieve washing temperatures.
Our project of the month show cases a commercial laundry in the Pacific Northwest that has realized fuel and water use efficiency and sustainability objectives.
- 55,539,274 gallons recycled in 27 months
- Achieving a 79% recovery rate
- 210,438 therms of heat energy
With Kemco’s water recycling system operating watch the numbers grow!
This Kemco CMF/RO filtration system is designed to treat waste water from a Dairy’s evaporator and dryer CIP system. This waste stream contains a mix of residual milk product, water, and CIP chemicals with very high levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS). Prior to filtering this waste water with the Kemco CMF/RO filtration system, it was being hauled offsite for disposal.
As shown in the table above and photo below, the Kemco System proved to be very effective in removing the contaminants that prevented this waste stream from being discharged to the municipal treatment system.
The Kemco CMF/RO has reduced the haul costs by 75% and the filtered water is currently being recycled as cooling tower make-up water, or being safely discharged to the municipal system.
KEMCO SYSTEMS built a Ceramic Microfiltration (CMF) system for this specialty metals fabricator. The CMF system continuously treats water from their metals parts washer. Suspended solids, metals, oils and other contaminants are removed by the CMF and are sent to a separate process for treatment and disposal. The filtered water is clean enough to be reused.
This system is an example of a compact, skid-mounted system incorporating many of Kemco’s standard features such as automated clean-in-place, self-diagnostics and remote internet-based monitoring. This system is ideal for electro-plating and other metal finishing plants needing to upgrade their waste for compliance or water reuse.