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Wichita Falls, Texas - Alcoa (Howmet) held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 9th for a Natural Engineered Wastewater Treatment system (NEWT). The NEWT is the first of its kind in Texas, and ProChem, Inc. will be integrating its systems with the NEWT. The existing ProChem wastewater treatment (WWT) system collects industrial wastewater from the facility’s manufacturing process, treats it using physical/chemical protocols, and then will feed it to ProChem’s HPRO water reuse system for recirculation back into the manufacturing process. The NEWT system will collect sanitary water from the facility, purify it using vegetation, and then feed it to ProChem’s HPRO water reuse system also for recirculation into the manufacturing process. With these systems in place, Alcoa will reduce their overall water consumption by 68%.

NEWT System Process Flow


For more information, read and watch the local news coverage on Alcoa’s groundbreaking ceremony.

After the successful implementation of a ProChem continuous flow wastewater treatment system, Alcoa has contracted ProChem again to be their water reuse solution.


The ProChem water reuse system will feature ProChem’s high-pressure reverse osmosis technology. The system will also be equipped with local monitoring and automation controls and ProChem’s web-based remote monitoring service. The system’s goal is to reuse over 75% of the industrial wastewater from the facility and return the water to the manufacturing process.


This system will be operated by the existing ProChem operators who operate the wastewater treatment system daily.


The ProChem water reuse system will allow the facility to reuse over 75% of their wastewater.

Congratulations to the ProChem team and to its customer for taking another step towards environmental excellence!

ProChem's Water Systems team recently finished another successful water reuse system. This system replaced an existing water reuse system at an automotive manufacturing plant. The existing system utilized standard reverse osmosis technology and was almost 10 years old. With that system in place, the customer was experiencing about a 70% reuse rate.

The ProChem Industrial Water Reuse system uses ProChem's high-pressure reverse osmosis technology. As a result, the customer is now experiencing a 93%+ water reuse rate.

Congratulations to the Water Systems team and to our customer!

ProChem HPRO Achieves over 93% Reuse Rate ProChem's HPRO Technology is designed to achieve a 95% reuse rate.