Making wastewater work for you

Discharging effluent wastewater can be a costly endeavour, but with the right processes in place, the challenge can become an opportunity. Here we explain the advantages of an effective wastewater treatment system.

Every day, large quantities of wastewater are produced as a by-product of industrial activity. his can become an issue, as discharging effluent wastewater can be costly. Particularly in food and beverage production, the levels of wastewater produced and the costs with disposing it can be significant. As a result, it is essential that firms utilise effective wastewater treatment solutions, which allow them to maximise reuse and reduce water volume.

Establishing an effective wastewater solution should be approached on a case-by-case basis. Whilst all industrial wastewater looks similar, it can actually be very varied Only by tailoring their approach can firms optimise resource use and reduce the costs associated with effluent water treatment. To this end, it is often best to bring in a water technologies expert, like Veolia Water Technologies (VWT UK).

Working with an expert enables companies to do more than just discharge wastewater into the sewer. In general, a great deal of wastewater is suitable for recovery and reuse for applications such as boiler feed water, for cooling processes and in certain cleaning activities. Compared to that of mains supply water, discharging water can cost up to twice as much there is a real incentive for firms to invest in processes that reduce the volume of discharged industrial wastewater. Making the investment not only helps firms to reduce their energy costs but also their footprint.

One way to effectively reuse wastewater is to convert it into a form of biogas. Biogas can be produced in a process called anaerobic digestion (AD). The process uses microorganisms to break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen

To this end, it is possible for firms to make their wastewater a resource and help establish local, circular economy loops. Furthermore, by introducing a wastewater treatment plant into their operations, firms can reduce their Operational and Minor Maintenance Expenditure (OPEX). This cost can include things like expenditure on labour, fuel, chemicals, materials, purchases of bulk water and any additional operational expenditure costs.

For many businesses, the process of dealing with effluent wastewater is costly and challenging. Fortunately, there are now a number of wastewater treatment technologies available for companies looking to extract the greatest value from their wastewater resources. To get the best results, firms must look to establish effective wastewater treatment processes and should work with a water technology expert like VWT UK. Finding a tailored solution, suitable for your needs can save water, reduce costs and lower the environmental impact of factories around the country.

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Daniel Parry

About the Author

Daniel Parry

Daniel spent the first 10 years of his career managing proposals for large EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) power projects. Daniel has been with Veolia Water Technologies for 7 years where he has managed the proposals for Industrial and Municipal projects. Daniel also now manages the sales team for Industrial Wastewater opportunities ensuring that Veolia Water Technologies work with each customer to design and deliver the most appropriate solution for their needs.