The key to effective wastewater treatment is the separating agents.


At SABO Industrial, we are proud to offer the Cleartreat® line of reactive separating agents. Our line of separating agents is the only one that offers total encapsulation of soluble metals and contaminants!

Our innovative products can be found throughout the United States. Our line of reactive separating agents is the only one that offers total encapsulation of soluble metals, heavy metals removal and other contaminants. Our treatment systems have been introduced in industries such as: flexographic printing, corrugated box manufacturing, industrial battery wash water, railroad transit systems, aircraft maintenance, flavor and fragrance manufacturing and cosmetic manufacturing just to name a few. This translates into millions of gallons of wastewater that is now within compliance for discharge.

Cleartreat® – A product that protects the environment

Cleartreat® products are predominantly clay-based separating agents designed for treating industrial wastewaters exhibiting a broad range of characteristics. They are very effective as a one-step treatment for removing organic and inorganic solids such as heavy metals and emulsified oils from discharges generated during various industrial manufacturing operations.

Waste generators will realize improved treatment efficiency and will gain a waste sludge that will typically meet or exceed the TCLP (Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure) leach test – enabling disposal as a non-hazardous waste.

The various ingredients in Cleartreat® act in a sequential fashion to break oil and water emulsions, precipitate heavy metals as hydroxides, promote flocculation and remove suspended solids. The unique type of clay used in the Cleartreat® separating agents has the ability to ionically react with certain cationic metal contaminants to remove them from solution.

What reactions take place in the wastewater?

The pH of the waste water is briefly reduced to a point where the oil emulsion breaks, becomes insoluble and is removed from the waste stream by being attracted to the cationic component of our separating agents.

Suspended solids are also attracted during this phase of treatment.

The pH is elevated briefly for optimum precipitation of dissolved metals. These metals are immediately attracted to the anionic component of the separating agents and are removed from the waste stream.

Finally the pH of the waste stream should return to the neutral range. The cationic (positive charged) components and contaminants combine with the anionic (negatively charged) components and contaminants to form a floc. This final phase allows micro-encapsulation of the contaminants to take place and generally produces a non-leachable solid waste residue. The non-leachability of the solid waste can be substantiated by performing a TCLP (Toxic Characteristic Leachate Procedure).

The treated water or filtrate should be suitable for reuse or discharge. When discharging the water, appropriate testing should be done to ensure compliance with parameters for discharge to the local POTW.

This video highlights resulting cost savings the treatment plan put together by SABO Industrial with Cleartreat separating agents.