The Importance of Monitoring your Wastewater Treatment

The Importance of Monitoring your Wastewater Treatment

In order to ensure your wastewater treatment is working efficiently, it will require some monitoring. Keeping an eye on the amount of pollution in the water will prevent any contamination problems. If you don’t monitor the levels and contamination does occur, you could end up in serious trouble with the law. There are various environmental regulations you need to follow and not doing so could lead to serious negative consequences.

What you should be monitoring

There are a few things you need to keep an eye on when monitoring your wastewater treatment. Depending upon what type of waste you are dealing with, you may be required to monitor the wastewater constantly. Working with dangerous chemicals for example could cause serious problems for the environment if they weren’t properly eliminated from the water.

Things you may need to check include:

·         PH levels

·         Temperature

·         Chemical oxygen demand

·         Flow rate

·         Suspended solids

It can be a really tricky process keeping tabs on everything above; especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. For that reason it is recommended you use the services of a professional wastewater treatment company. Integrated Effluent Solutions has gained an excellent reputation in the UK and we provide comprehensive servicing. Our expert staff will tell you exactly what you should be looking out for, as well as test the plant to see that everything is as it should be.

If you’d rather monitor the plant yourself you will need an employee whose sole role is to continually manage and maintain the wastewater treatment plant. It isn’t an easy job and it does require continual maintenance.

Tips to enhance your wastewater treatment

There are a number of things you can do to make sure you are getting the most from your wastewater treatment. Firstly you need to make sure you’re using the highest quality treatment on the market. Always opt for a company that has been providing waste water solutions for many years. A company that also develops its own unique technology such as IES is guaranteed to provide only the best waste water solutions.

Maintaining the waste water treatment plant regularly is also recommended. This basically involves cleaning and checking for any potential problems. Keeping the plant clean prevents contamination and potential obstructions. Having the plant serviced will also provide a more comprehensive report on its condition. This is especially important when dealing with specialist plants that deal with sulphate removal from water.

There is a possibility you might not be using the most effective wastewater treatment for your plant. With so many different types of waste and treatments out there, you need to make sure you are using the most effective one for your business. A pilot plant trial could be just what you need to ensure you receive a customised treatment specifically tailored to fit your plant’s needs.

Overall it is extremely important to monitor your wastewater treatment. Being made aware of any potential problems early on will stop you from having to pay out a fortune in repairs or damages in the long term.  

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