I use my plasma cutter about once a week, therefore I have no desire to leave the water in the table when i’m finished: the bacteria, the rust, humidity and the smell that it fills my shop with, no thank you.
What do you do with your wastewater?
How do you dispose of it? Clean it?
How often? What is the cost? etc…
I’ve done some googling and searched around and I’ve discovered some different options that commercial businesses use:
#1: use that green fluid, and then set up a circulation system with a particulate filter, and simply reuse the water indefinitely, while managing the pH balance and replacing the particulate filters when they are full
#2: let the particulates settle out of the water, then those are scraped-up and thrown in the scrap bin with the other metal scrap, then the “clean” water is dumped
#3: set the water outside and allow it to fully evaporate on its own, then scrape up and take the particulates to the scrap bin
#4: convert to a downdraft table
Anyone have suggestions or advice, please share!!!
if I somehow missed an existing thread about this while googling, please feel free to link to that thread.