Even while you might expect valuable technology to be widely used to make wastewater drinkable, there has been one significant roadblock: public opinion. To put it simply, people do not enjoy the thought of drinking sewage/wastewater.
Despite the thoroughness of the treatment procedure, it typically results in water that is cleaner than typical drinking water.
Let’s try to figure out if humans can drink wastewater.
If we drink sewage water, what will happen?
You will generally become very unwell if you drink sewer water. Sewage water frequently contains a range of organisms that are detrimental to human health. You expose yourself to these creatures when you ingest them, and they may have negative effects on your health and wellbeing.
• Others refer to gastro enteritis as the stomach flu, and it has symptoms like headaches, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhoea.
• Failure of the liver is the cause of hepatitis. Common symptoms of this illness include fever, jaundice, exhaustion, skin discolouration, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, and nausea.
• Dysentery: This affects the stomach as well, causing symptoms including fever, cramping, and bloody diarrhoea.
• The symptoms of typhoid fever, a bacterial infection, include high fever, coughing, headaches, weakness, loss of appetite, and stomach problems.
• Salmonellosis: Whenever Salmonella enters your body, it produces a number of symptoms, including fever, pains in the abdomen, and diarrhoea.
• Giardiasis: This usually happens after consuming sewage water, which contains the Giardia parasite. It results in a number of symptoms, including diarrhoea, watery stools, stomach cramps, and upset tummies.
• Another bacterial illness that results in diarrhoea, a low-grade fever, watery or loose stools, cramping in the stomach, and an upset stomach is cryptosporidiosis.
You should be informed that if the sewage water is cleansed, none of these concerns exist.
Is purified sewage water safe to drink?
The treatment of sewage would start in a facility that removes solids. Following that, pollutants, such as medications flushed down the toilet, are removed by reverse osmosis, and further wastewater is removed via microfiltration.
Finally, the waste is delivered to the facility that treats lake water, where pathogens are eliminated chemically. Fluoride and chlorine are added, and the mixture pours right into the faucet. In essence, "safe chemicals" are used to purify sewage water, and turn it back into drinking water for communities.
Treatment of wastewater to turn it into drinkable water
Prior to entering the sedimentation tanks, where chemicals are used to induce primary sludge to sink to the bottom and scum to rise to the top, sewage first undergoes advanced primary treatment, in which big particles are removed from the water. The effluent can be safely discharged into the ocean after the water has been separated, and 80% of the solids have been taken out.
By adding bacteria to the wastewater, which eats organic materials, secondary treatment produces secondary sludge that sinks to the bottom.
By filtering out any leftover particulates, sanitizing it with chlorine, and eliminating the salt, tertiary treatment cleans the water. Water that has undergone tertiary treatment is referred to as "recycled water," and it can be applied to industrial processes or for irrigation.
What do we offer?
Since, wastewater composition varies, specialized wastewater management is required. Every project is different, and our experts at Netsol Water will assist you in selecting the most effective technique, for treating wastewater.
We combine cutting-edge technology with years of experience to handle the most challenging water treatment, or wastewater treatment requirements of a wide range of clients, including small enterprises, corporations, and regional government agencies.