Pittards environmental performance enhanced25 April 2004
Tough, durable pumps and mixers from Landia are helping Pittards, a leading supplier of high performance leathers, to enhance their objective of continually improving their already high environmental standards. At Pittards shoe and leathergoods division* in Leeds, refurbishment of the company's effluent plant has recently included the installation of three Landia Air Jets, with one in each of two aeration tanks (mounted externally), whilst one submersible Air Jet, combined with a Landia 150rpm Submersible Mixer (mounted inside a balance tank) are improving aeration with the added benefit of keeping solids in suspension. Designed with a special chopping system for use in harsh environments, Landia's Air Jet is very low on maintenance, even in this demanding leather industry application where large dry-matter particles are common. As well as reducing unpleasant odours, Air Jet can also provide supplementary aeration during peak periods of effluent oxygen demand. Pittards have an ongoing commitment to adapt and change manufacturing processes to benefit the health and safety of their employees and the impact of their operations on the environment. The introduction of Landia's equipment has already improved consistency of the company's wastewater discharge. * Pittards also have a glove leather division, based in Yeovil, Somerset, UK.