Are you wondering what is effluent water treatment? It might sound complicated, but the concept is fairly straightforward.
The word ‘effluent’ refers to liquid waste from an industrial or sewer source. This effluent, also referred to as industrial or domestic wastewater and ‘trade effluent’, can be treated chemically, biologically, or a combination of both processes to remove or reduce contaminants for reuse.
General treatment initially removes solids, followed by treatment steps for the contaminant or bacterial removal.
How Does Effluent Water Treatment Work?
Nature has the natural capability to recycle water, but with any natural system, treatment limitations exist. The current overpopulation and industrial and domestic wastewater volumes have a significant treatment demand on natural environments. Therefore, it requires human intervention and assistance.
General effluent treatment consists of solids removal followed by contaminant removal, and lastly, bacteria removal. It first passes through a filtration screen to remove large solids (debris, rags, and sand). Thereafter, the contamination removal process consists of chemical or biological treatment and settling tank. Finally, disinfection is used to remove bacterial contamination.
At NuWater, we use the latest biological treatment techniques, occasionally pairing them with our membrane technologies to achieve the best results. Our treatment techniques focus on the client’s needs and constraints, and our objective is to present a reliable solution with a lighter footprint to current conventional treatment systems. Nuwater is interested in working with the client to deliver a solution that applies to their needs while educating them throughout the process.
An Intelligent Water Solution: Pros of Water Effluent Treatment
Alleviating Demand for Fresh Water
By using intelligent effluent water treatment systems, we can recycle and reuse wastewater, providing relief to drought.
Protecting the Planet
When untreated, disease-ridden wastewater is released into the ocean or lakes, it can have devastating effects on wildlife, fauna and flora, as well as humans. This is because it can lead to the spread of harmful pathogens through ingestion or even cause oxygen depletion, creating an adverse chain reaction in the environment.
Our natural waterways are not equipped in dealing with large volumes of pollutant water being introduced into the system. Aquatic plants and organisms can only absorb limited quantities of compounds. Other compounds present in the pollutant water is also harmful to the same aquatic plants and organisms required for treatment.
Alleviates Pressure of Stringent Regulations
Environmental regulations to which industries have to adhere are becoming stricter. Wastewater treatment is, therefore, a highly effective solution as it allows industries to adhere to their respective discharge licenses. Or it can even provide a reuse option, which we at NuWater view as a resource recovered.
Risks of Effluent: Considerations when Treating Wastewater
Power is required to treat all water, including wastewater sources. At NuWater, we cleverly tackled this. Treated solids usually disposed to landfills can be used as an energy source. We, therefore, work with technology providers to leverage this, using the resultant energy to power our wastewater treatment process. We further optimise the wastewater treatment equipment with solar panels.
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