Industries frequently generate wastewater as a byproduct of manufacturing processes in their facilities. The wastewater must be treated correctly and at the right time. Failing to do so would cause potential harm to the environment, human health, and the company’s reputation. In addition, you have to pay hefty fines and legal action may be taken by the concerned. Implementing a robust wastewater treatment solution in CA will help you avoid these costly fees. You would also be able to treat the wastewater for reuse in the most efficient manner which could reduce your disposal and connection costs and reduce the liability of the company.
Choosing the Best Wastewater Treatment Solution
Three key factors allow you to choose the most suitable solution to treat your facility’s wastewater:
The facility’s wastewater characterization.
The regulatory requirements involving discharges from the plant.
Outcomes of a thorough wastewater treatment study and pilot test.
We will study each of these in detail in the next part.
The actual makeup of the system plays a key role to determining the most suitable wastewater treatment solution in CA. Here are a few important questions that should be addressed:
Does the plant process foods that leave wastewater heavy in oil, grease, or BOD?
Does the process include the release of contaminants in the form of metals and suspended solids?
Is there a heavy level of inorganic contaminants involved in the process?
Is the wastewater highly basic or highly acidic?
Will the waste be discharged to the sanitary drain, reused or collected on site?
All these factors would determine the best solutions required to implement in your facility. For instance, if a plant implements a plating operation, some of the common issues that are often addressed are pH stabilization and removal of metals and suspended solids. The wastewater treatment here would have some type of chemical or physical clarification process.
Two commonly seen discharge scenarios are described to understand regulatory requirements.
You would require an NPDES permit if you plan to discharge wastewater into the environment in the United States. There are set requirements present in the permit that ensures pollutants are not released in harmful amounts. The wastewater contaminants along with local regulations will determine the necessary treatment for your facility and what will go into the system. Failing to comply with the rules and regulations would incur heavy fines and possible imprisonment.
Your area’s municipality (POTW) would want you to clean the effluent first before they take it. Check with the local POTW to confirm you are fulfilling all the required qualifications. To avoid hefty fines, remove the contaminants they don’t allow after discussing this with local regulatory agencies, this will require requesting and maintain a discharge permit prior to discharge of treated or untreated wastewater to drain.
Results From Treatability Study
Such studies would determine how the wastewater must be treated for the process. When the study is done correctly, it would give a clear indication of identifying the contaminants present in addition to ensuring the most viable treatment solutions are implemented.
Choosing W2 Systems
Unlike traditional water treatment service providers that superficially operate on your system, W2 Systems offers a 360-degree and in-depth service that covers every aspect of your system, including pilot studies to assure proper treatment and system design. This ensures your systems run at their peak performance and last longer than you can imagine. Visit our website (https://www.w2systems.com/) to learn more.