What is the Difference between an ETP and WTP?
Bad water is converted into drinkable or useful water using water treatment plants. For optimal human usage, the quality of the water flowing out of these plants must be maintained. Quality water is also required for workers to use or machinery to function in practically every sector, hence these plants are employed in almost every industry.
When pollutants and compounds are added to water, its physical and chemical characteristics change, and the water becomes unsafe to drink. As a result, they must be treated before to use.
There are many types of treatment plants and here we will talk about WTPs and ETPs only.
What are Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs)?
Effluent is wastewater produced by factories and industries. It comprises hazardous compounds as well as poisonous and non-toxic materials.
Before dumping wastewater into sewers, every enterprise must have an effluent treatment facility. Directly dumping water into the drain without first filtering it is against pollution board regulations. These plants will not only prevent enterprises from contaminating the environment, but they will also be able to use the filtered water for their own purposes.
Operations linked to an ETP
Screening, sedimentation, clarifying, centrifuging, evaporation with drying technologies, and other processes are used to treat wastewater at these plants. Chemicals are also used to break down solid and chemical waste through coagulation and precipitation. Although the final product may not be 100% useable, it is sufficient to drain it into the waste stream and utilize it as material for other operations.
What are Water Treatment Plants (WTPs)?
Consider installing a water filter in your home kitchen. The water entering the filter might be either raw (from a bore well) or polluted (in tiny amounts).
That filter will process the water and provide the final pure water for drinking or other purposes. Water treatment plants employ the same process.
They don't have as much rough water in their input for filtering as ETP and STPs, but their goal is to generate 100 percent potable water for drinking and other reasons.
Operations linked to WTPs
Ultra-filtration, the use of different filters (softener, activated carbon, multi-graded), RO, UV lamp use, and electro deionization are all used in these facilities to treat incoming water and generate clean output for use.
Role of RO in WTPs
RO or Reverse Osmosis is the most important component in all of them. Without this step, the WTPwill be useless. It is this output that offers 95%-99% clean water via its membranes while leaving the remaining dissolved salt in the reject line to drain.
A water treatment plant removes bacteria, salts, minerals, and other surface contaminants from the water. Water from ponds, lakes, seas, rivers, and rains, for example, is cleansed and made useable in a water treatment facility. Impurities are not as concentrated in the water as they are in an effluent.
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