Industrial wastewater describes water that originates from an industrial or commercial process and that may have been contaminated in some way so as to reduce overall water quality… industrial wastewater treatment should therefore form an important part of an organisations waste management processes.
Industrial contamination of this nature may have reduced the quality of the water making it unsuitable for reuse or discharge to drain without appropriate treatment.
Wastewater from Industrial & Commercial Processes
Wastewater from many industrial and commercial processes must be treated properly so it can either be reused in the same process, used again for another purpose or returned back to the water cycle in a suitable condition so it does not cause pollution problems for the environment.
If the wastewater is not treated correctly it may present a health hazard or a possible hazard with regard to the environment.
In the UK, as in many other countries the uncontrolled discharge of industrial or trade effluent is also against the law and can result in legal action and fines.
Industrial Wastewater Treatment Processes
Wastewater is treated through various processes such as filtration, where unwanted particles and other contaminants are filtered out of the wastewater.
Other treatment processes can involve physical, chemical and biological treatment depending on the type of water contamination.
In some cases the water can be transferred to a specialist wastewater treatment plant for processing.
However in other cases those businesses that produce industrial wastewater will often treat it on-site prior to discharging to drain.
Such wastewater treatment measures ensure that businesses can then transfer the water back into the water cycle without incident.
Wastewater & Effluent Treatment Specialists
Many companies will hire a waste water treatment specialist like Water Treatment Services to help them develop a bespoke solution for dealing with their industrial wastewater treatment and trade effluent issues, more on our services here… waste →
Others will look at the best way to handle the water and treat it appropriately.
However, it is important to note that the treatment process and quality of the water that is eventually discharged to drain must comply with all relevant legislation and environmental standards set in their local area.
In some instances the company may be able to clean the water to such an extent that they can reuse it in another part of their industrial process.
However, a lot will depend on how the water is to be used and how effectively it can be treated, filtered and cleaned.
Effluent Discharge Standards & Compliance
By finding an effective solution to handle wastewater treatment in industrial settings, businesses can ensure full compliance with any local trade effluent discharge standards, save significant amounts of money and make sure the process they choose is efficient.
Typically wastewater treatment processes used will include clarification, sedimentation, carbon filtration, roughing filters and polishing.
All these are designed to help improve the quality of the industrial effluent by removing unwanted solids.
Additional chemical or biological treatments may also be required depending on the type and extent of water contamination.
World Class Industrial Wastewater Treatment Solutions
Water Treatment Services are a leading independent UK water treatment company offering specialist industrial wastewater treatment and trade effluent management solutions including:
- Industrial wastewater treatment and trade effluent management for manufacturing, process and industrial environments.
- Regulatory compliance, including trade effluent discharge and consents.
- Process optimisation.
- Plant, mechanical process and equipment.
- Chemical treatments.
- Sludge management.
- Water recycling and reuse solutions.
With offices in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), supported by regional teams of specially trained environmental engineers, in-field wastewater specialists and technical experts we can offer wastewater treatment and engineering support services across the UK and Ireland.
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