How to Ensure You Are Using Adequate Wastewater Treatment

How to Ensure You Are Using Adequate Wastewater Treatment

When was the last time you assessed your wastewater treatment plan? It is such an important thing for industrial companies to take care of, yet many don’t realise the importance of keeping their plant running efficiently. Without adequate treatment, you could be releasing harmful chemicals into the environment. Not only does this harm aquatic life, it also poses a risk to your health and the health of those in the nearby vicinity. Therefore you need to make sure you are treating the wastewater efficiently before it enters the sewage system.

Does your wastewater treatment match its purpose?

One of the first things you should look into is whether you are using the right treatment to fit the type of waste you’re dealing with. There are different types of industrial wastewater treatment plants and they each require a specialised treatment solution. There is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment so you need to know exactly what type you are dealing with.

If you deal with heavy metals, you’ll need to ensure the treatment chemicals you use are specifically designed to remove traces of the metals before it enters the sewage system. Sulphate can be a particularly nasty problem for the environment. It removes oxygen from the waters which can harm and even kill the fish in the area.

Are you using up to date solutions?

There have been many exciting changes that have occurred in the world of industrial effluent treatment solutions. If you haven’t updated the products you use within the last few years, now is as good a time as any to look into newer options available. Companies such as IES have created their own technologies that are used in the treatments they provide. Older solutions will be a lot less efficient at removing chemicals than newer ones. So keeping up to date with the treatments you use is definitely a good idea.

Is the tank large enough to accommodate your wastewater needs?   

It is really important to ensure the tank is large enough to handle the amount of waste your plant is creating. If it isn’t, not only does it risk clogging up the system, but it could also be spilling out into the environment. If your wastewater treatment plant was to break down, it would be extremely expensive to fix. Therefore it makes more financial sense to invest in a large tank capable of doing its job, rather than opting for a more cost effective smaller tank.

These are just some of the things you need to think about. Running a wastewater treatment plant is a lot of work and it comes with a lot of responsibility. To ensure you are meeting regulations and the plant is running smoothly, it is a good idea to hire a professional. They can really help to ensure you are using the right products and that your plant is sufficient enough to handle the volume of effluent water treatment.   

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