At Scanacon, we specialize in managing and optimizing the pickling and milling processes to reduce waste and environmental pollutants. Our technology and processes have been proven to reduce the production of metal oxide sludges, waste liquor, acid gasses, and acidic wastewater by up to 40% or more.


In an effort to meet increased regulatory pressure and global focus on reducing water usage and discharge, we offer solutions that can achieve reductions of up to 90% in fresh water usage and up to 60% in nitrate associated with the pickling line. While a closed-loop pickling or milling line is still a challenge, our existing technology can help stainless and specialty alloy producers meet these challenges economically.

reduce waste and environmental pollutants.


With its highly efficient technology, Scanacon ModuFlex can effectively eliminate nitrate contamination from a significant amount of water in a single year. In fact, a single ModuFlex unit can remove nitrate pollution from more water than what is consumed by the entire city of New York in one week. With over 200 modules in operation worldwide, Scanacon is proud to contribute to preserving clean water by preventing the contamination of approximately 10 trillion liters of water each year, which is more water than the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls in a month.


At Scanacon, we provide a diverse portfolio of solutions aimed at optimizing the acid finishing process. Whether used singularly or as a comprehensive system, our products can result in a multitude of advantages, such as:


  • Elevated production efficiency
  • Enhanced product quality
  • Acid optimization leading to cost savings
  • Reduction of waste discharge and related treatment costs
  • Advanced automation capabilities
  • Upgraded health, safety, and work environment for acid treatment plant personnel


All of these benefits are delivered with a strong return on investment.


As society becomes more environmentally conscious and government regulations continue to enforce environmental responsibility, the impact of industrial activities on the environment has become a significant concern globally. The discharge of pollutants into water and air, as well as the use of resources, are prevalent issues in the industry.


Scanacon, with its range of products, systems, and services, aims to reduce the impact of finishing processes used in the production and fabrication of stainless steels, titanium, zirconium, and other specialty alloys by minimizing waste volumes and pollutants.


Our innovative technology has been proven to provide significant environmental benefits across the world. Every kilogram of nitric acid saved results in a corresponding reduction in nitrate discharge into the environment, preserving precious water resources.


It takes over 100,000 liters of water to dilute one kilogram of nitrate to a level safe for human consumption. Scanacon provides a more effective solution than dilution by offering the ModuFlex system, which can save more water in a year than what is used by the entire city of New York in a week.


With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Scanacon has the expertise, equipment, and knowledge to provide customized solutions that achieve a balance between financial, environmental, and production improvements for customers.


Scanacon is committed to advancing acid separation and recovery efficiency and effectiveness in existing processes through ongoing research and development efforts. With the help of our team of experts, you can expect optimized processes and reduced waste, resulting in improved stability in your acid treatment system, reduced downtime, higher product quality, and reduced rework.


Our goal is to implement the best available technology (BAT) that is tailored to your specific system to ensure the maximum benefits. By working with us, you can expect to achieve a closed-loop acid treatment process, which will enhance the reuse of all waste produced in the acid treatment system. This not only improves the efficiency of the process but also helps in reducing the environmental impact of the industry.


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