Why are Industries and Municipalities embracing Water reuse?
In the water business, wastewater reuse has become a household term, with both municipalities and industries realizing the benefits, but what do these large corporations think of it?
Water consumption has risen dramatically because of population and economic expansion. As a result, 36% of the world's population now lives in areas where there is a scarcity of water. Rapid urbanization has caused a variety of water-related difficulties, including deteriorating water quality and insufficient water supply and sanitation facilities, particularly in developing peri-urban and informal settlements, notably in low- and middle-income nations.
Different types of Water Reuse
Municipal wastewater, industry process and cooling water, stormwater, farm runoff and return flows, and generated water from natural resource extraction operations are all possible sources of water for reuse.
These water sources have been sufficiently treated to fulfil "fit-for-purpose requirements" for their intended usage. The treatment requirements to bring water from a given source to the required quality for public health, environmental protection, or special user demands are known as "fit-for-purpose standards."
Reclaimed water for crop irrigation, for example, must be of adequate quality to avoid harm to plants and soils, ensure food safety, and safeguard farm employees' health. Water may require extra treatment in applications where there is a higher risk of human exposure.
Interest in water reuse
Countries are launching major wastewater collection and treatment schemes to address the region's wastewater issue. The area of water supply and sanitation has large investment requirements. As cities expand, there is a chance to ensure that investments are implemented in the most environmentally friendly and effective manner feasible. Future urban development will necessitate techniques that reduce resource usage and emphasize sustainability.
Wastewater is and should be viewed as a valuable resource that may be used to extract energy and nutrients, as well as a source of more water!
Droughts have been the most compelling impetus for the implementation of water reuse. Droughts are becoming more common and severe because of climate change, and it is taking longer for afflicted areas to recover.
To develop sustainable sanitation services toward a circular economy in which wastewater is considered as a useful resource rather than a burden, a major paradigm change is required at various levels.
Resource recovery from wastewater plants in the form of energy, reusable water, biosolids, and other resources, like nutrients provides an economic and financial benefit that helps to ensure the long-term viability of water supply and sanitation systems, as well as the water utilities that operate them.
Resource recovery and reuse may change sanitation from an expensive service to one that is self-sustaining and contributes value to the economy, which is one of the primary benefits of applying circular economy concepts in wastewater processing.
Improved wastewater management offers a two-fold value proposition if financial returns can partially or totally cover operation and maintenance costs.
Industrialization and increasing urbanization are two important characteristics of this age as India transitions from an agricultural to an industrial and services-based economy. The need for energy and water rises as the industrial footprint develops. The Indian Government has made a number of real efforts in recent years to promote wastewater reuse. It started with controlling industrial water usage and requiring enterprises to meet statutory water reuse objectives.
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