What are the Challenges for Effluent treatment in industries?
An ETP is designed to clean used water so that it can be safely recycled and returned to the environment. Technological advancements have begun to make these operations more streamlined, than ever before.
These advancements do not imply that there are no problems to solve, in wastewater management. Each effluent treatment plant faces some challenges while treating wastewater.
Challenges for effluent treatment faced by ETPs in industries
· Improving efficiency through optimization
Efficiency goes hand in hand with lower operating costs. When it comes to wastewater treatment efficiency, there is always space for improvement. Power consumption may be reduced, removal rates increased, and equipment’s could operate at top performance for longer periods of time.
If the efficiency of certain effluent treatment systems is improved, the overall effluent treatment process efficiency may improve, and operational costs may be reduced.
· Lowering operational costs
In each community or institution, money is always a concern. Organizations must often spend money to create money. Reduced costs could be achieved through decreased power consumption, fewer or less expensive process materials, or lower labour expenses.
This could mean less necessary maintenance and lower disposal costs, for an effluent treatment system, in addition to lower operating expenses.
· Environmental regulations that are strict
Environmental protection is becoming increasingly important, with less dangerous contaminants being dumped into the world's seas. Wastewater regulators are always adding contaminants to their list, and lowering the allowed quantities of these contaminants.
This occurs as new facilities are constructed and new contaminants are discharged into our rivers, which are later determined to be damaging to plant and animal life, as well as human health.
· Water scarcity and the reuse movement
We're told that water is a renewable resource, but at the rate, we consume it for everything, from drinking to washing to manufacturing, it can't replenish itself quickly enough. This could become a concern even in areas with abundant freshwater sources.
As a result, it is critical that water reuse becomes even more commonly employed, than it is now. This contributes to the long-term viability of our natural resources. Reusing treated wastewater would be a significant help in the fight against water scarcity. Raw water usage can be reduced by purifying wastewater, and then reusing it in the same process, another process, or externally in another location.
This has the extra benefit of lowering costs for industrial and municipal organizations, because the expense of acquiring new freshwater sources, for non-potable and non-critical applications can be mitigated.
· Sub-product recovery
While, there are numerous advantages to just treating water, there are even more advantages to be gained, by recovering some of the waste items which are filtered out of the water. Some facilities generate a lot of fat and oil, which could be used as an energy source.
As a by-product, many facilities generate sludge in their effluent treatment plants. It has the potential to be utilized as a soil supplement to fertilizer, for farms or greenhouses if properly dewatered. As a result, while some wastewater contaminants may be considered waste,but they can be helpful to someone else.
Municipalities and industrial entities alike face a variety of old and new issues in today's world.Many of these difficulties involve the utilization of water in various processes, as well as the subsequent treatment of water or wastewater. Some of them are commonplace issues that all of these organizations face. These factors, however, are intertwined with others, which will influence the future of wastewater treatment, if not the future of the world.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water aspires to assist organizations and municipalities, in achieving their effluent treatment and reuse goals, as well as the environmental well-being. Our media solutions and effluent treatment systems are built with the long term solution in mind. However, they also provide our clients with efficient contamination removal at a low cost, by incorporating the most advanced technologies available.