How to Select the Most Appropriate Wastewater Treatment System?
For many businesses, wastewater is an annoyance that must be dealt with in order to meet local discharge requirements and avoid hefty fines and Environmental damage.
For Industrial businesses that produce wastewater as a by-product of their processes, some sort of wastewater treatment system is usually required. If your wastewater is improperly discharged into a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) or to the environment under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES permit), it can harm the environment, human health, and your process, as well as result in heavy fines and possible legal action for your facility.
The best wastewater treatment system will help the business avoid costly discharge and connection fees and treat wastewater efficiently for reuse.
But how can you select the most appropriate wastewater treatment system for your facility?
What are the producing facility's wastewater characterizations?What are the regulatory standards for the plant's discharge?What are the results of a comprehensive wastewater treatment study and pilot test?
The answer to these questions can be a little complicated at times, and it is dependent on a number of things. Below, we've summarized and broken down what this could entail for your plant!
Q1: How do your facility's wastewater characterizations help you choose the right wastewater treatment system?
Sol: The equipment that will go into the actual makeup of the system is one of the most important variables that will decide the best wastewater treatment system for a company.
Q2: What are the regulatory standards for the plant's discharge?
Sol: When it comes to treating wastewater, how you treat it and what technologies go into the system will be determined by what your facility is doing with the water.
Q3: What does a treatability research and/or pilot test reveal?
Sol: A wastewater treatability study is a research or test that determines how you process' wastewater. If done correctly, the research will clearly identify the contaminants present in your wastewater stream, allowing you to consider and apply the appropriate treatment options in your wastewater treatment system.
Following are some of the other significant factors to consider while designing a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP):
1. Purpose and objective: The major purpose in the design of a WWTP process is to minimize the volume, toxicity, and final treatment residue, because final disposal can be expensive and risky. It will make your life much easier in the long run if you grasp the project's objective and goal before selecting the preferred wastewater treatment technology and provider.
2. Consider performing a treatability analysis:Both in upgrades and new plants, treatability studies are an important element of the remedy selection process. They are low-cost, small-scale studies that can provide vital insight into how proposed solutions will operate in the field. They are normally performed in a laboratory. They employ wastewater from the field to account for site-specific variables and can be used to compare alternative technologies and select the best option.
3. Technologies used: It might be tough to choose the proper technology, especially if this is not your area of expertise or if you are completely relying on the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
4. The degree of Danger:Are you aware of the dangers?There are dangers in both doing and not doing something. What is the risk of not doing so if, for example, your equipment breaks, and what is the cost to your business if that happens? What are the financial implications of doing so, and how will this affect your company's operations?
5: Services that you require:Which service level do you require (excellent, better, or best)? If the system isn't directly associated with your company's well-being, good may be enough for you. If it's more directly related, you might want to consider paying more for higher levels of service to assure the least amount of downtime.
Please feel free to contact Netsol Water with any queries you may have!We have over 10 years of expertise custom-designing and manufacturing wastewater treatment systems.