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Water Treatment Systems for Industrial and Commercial Use

Sixty per cent of the human body is water, and the level is considerably higher in organs like the brain, lungs and kidneys. None of our vital metabolic processes would be possible without this simple compound of hydrogen and oxygen. However, despite a planet whose surface consists predominantly of oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, only a little over one per cent of that massive volume is potable. Humans must compete with agriculture and numerous heavy industries for their share. There would now be little hope for our long-term survival prospects without adequate H2O treatment systems.

Water Treatment Systems

Despite technological advances, pollutants remain a problem. To maintain a sufficient reserve and satisfy the steadily-growing daily requirements of industry, commerce and the general public, ideally, every drop used should be recovered, treated and circulated for reuse. Much of that used by farmers will percolate back into the soil and collect in underground aquifers, extracting most of the fertiliser and pesticide residue en route. However, most industrial and commercial users rely on treatment systems to ensure their wastewater complies with government regulations before they are permitted to discharge it into the environment.

In the wake of rising tariffs and concerns about possible supply shortages arising from climate change, many users are now recycling their wastewater rather than disposing of it. Once treated, a company can reuse it in various ways, such as feedwater for boilers, cooling, and non-critical cleaning purposes. Whatever the application, recycling wastewater will save the company money and contribute to conservation efforts. That said, these treatment systems have more uses than purification.

The pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries and commercial operations such as food and beverage producers all share a need for H2O of exceptional purity. For their purpose, the starting point could be tap water, which, though pure enough for drinking and most applications, may still contain chemicals that preclude them from some uses. Ion exchange resins will remove any traces of lead, iron and other metals, chlorine and the calcium and magnesium salts responsible for hardness. Adding reverse osmosis to their treatment systems can provide a final polish.

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By contrast, most industrial setups must handle higher concentrations and a more comprehensive range of contaminants. Consequently, they will generally need a system that subjects their wastewater to several different processes in sequence. Precisely which procedures will be necessary varies and will depend on the effluent’s contents. It could include one or more types of filtration, sedimentation or bacterial digestion, among others. Whether yours is an industrial or commercial operation, we can design, deliver and install a treatment system that meets all your requirements.