Companies can conserve water, energy and reduce their impact on the environment and global water quality by investing in industrial wastewater treatment systems. Companies that are choosing a more sustainable approach to wastewater treatment are finding favour in the more environmentally conscious global marketplace that exists today. With this in mind it makes more sense, economically and environmentally, for companies to invest in treating wastewater onsite where the ROI is quickly realised.
Top 5 Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems
Companies have two choices: to dispose of wastewater by sending it to the municipal plant or to invest in industrial wastewater treatment systems owned and operated onsite. When sending wastewater to the public works, companies have three costs to consider: handling, transport, and treatment. Treatment costs increase with the levels of contamination. Furthermore, the opportunity to recover any water for reuse in production processes is lost.
By eliminating the cost of handling and transport alone, it costs less in the long run and is more environmentally friendly for companies to invest in onsite treatment. There are numerous industrial wastewater treatment systems available on the market today. Each one uses a particular technology or process to target specific contaminants in the wastewater. A combination of technologies is often the best way to meet discharge licenses and to conserve water and energy.
5 Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems
Fixed Bed Biological Reactor (FBBR)
The fixed bed biological reactor consists of growth material and an aeration system. The growth material consists of net tubes to which microorganisms can attach and grow. The aeration system sits under the fixed bed material and supplies the microorganisms with oxygen. FBBR is ideal for heavily contaminated industrial sewage from the oil and gas industry, the food and beverage industry, mining, agriculture, landfills, or the textile industry. FBBR is a popular choice due to low energy consumption, high treatment standards and ease of operation.
Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR)
The ClearFox® SBR process is one of the most effective and at the same time most cost-effective industrial wastewater treatment systems on the market, which is particularly suitable for very high water volumes. The plant purifies the industrial wastewater in four phases: Filling – Aeration – Settling – Separation. In these four phases, the system supplies the microorganisms with oxygen so that they form an activated sludge which reliably cleans the wastewater. The advantage of the ClearFox® SBR process is its flexibility of application. The SBR system can be installed in almost any tank size and shape. It is suitable for all areas where biodegradable wastewater is produced.
Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)
The ClearFox® DAF adds flocculants to the wastewater to bind dissolved or suspended substances. In this way, it removes oils found in the food and beverage industry or in the oil industry. The system is flexible and can adapt to any type of wastewater. A jar test determines the auxiliary agents that best bind the dissolved substances. Thus, the system can achieve a perfect cleaning result.
Advanced, Electrical Oxidation (DiOx)
The ClearFox® DiOx EO process uses diamond-coated electrodes to remove particularly difficult-to-degrade substances from industrial wastewater. The boron doped electrodes make the technology the most efficient process for industrial wastewater treatment. The addition of electrical energy creates powerful OH radicals that oxidise the pollutants in the wastewater. The reaction products are either sludge, which can be removed from the wastewater, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and ozone, or a combination of these. While organic molecules are degraded to CO2 and water, heavy metals, among others, react to form separable flocs.
The treatment of industrial wastewater produces sludge, the treatment of which is a great advantage for companies. There are individual solutions for each type of industrial sludge. The biggest advantage of sludge treatment is the dewatering of the sludge. This reduces its volume, which means that companies do not have to remove it as often. This is a cost-saving factor in most cases.
Why choosing ClearFox®?
- Leading technology on the market
- Years of experience in almost all industrial sectors
- Individual customer wishes and requirements can be implemented
- Entire production at one location
- Continuous further development through research
- Use of ISO sea containers for the plants
- Easy transport and quick installation
- 24/7 service for all customers
- All systems certified
PPU Umwelttechnik GmbH manufactures industrial wastewater treatment systems. In over 50 countries, ClearFox® solutions treat the effluent from different sectors. Industrial wastewater treatment is an important part of many companies’ efforts to conserve water as a resource.