Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Applying New Methods to Treat Industrial Wastewater
There is no easy solution to industrial wastewater. Wastewater contains an abundance of toxins, both solid and soluble that can be very resistant to aeration and biodegradation. Moreover, the levels of these toxins are in constant fluctuation on a day-to-day basis.
Fortunately, technology has produced a new weapon in the battle to control industrial effluent and it couldn't have come at a better time. Following the Clean Water Act in 1972, the EPA has been introducing increasing regulations to preserve our nation's waterways. The most recent of these was launched in 2002 and is referred to as The Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA). The GLLA has once again raised the bar for engineers of industrial organizations to improve their waste treatment methods or face tough fines. However, alternatives to current methods are either unreasonably costly or fail to improve the situation.
Industries such as Fort Wayne Manufacturing discovered ozone to be a powerful tool they greatly needed. Ozone has the ability to neutralize toxic byproducts such as ammonia, cyanide and absorbable organic halides while also removing organic material from the water. By applying the Advanced Oxidation Process, CleanWater systems can even tackle BODs and TOCs - compounds which are incredibly resistant to oxidation. Most of our systems treat wastewater so efficiently that the treated water can be designated as potable. Because of the quick decomposition of ozone to oxygen, ozonation actually elevates the dissolved oxygen concentration of the effluent. Cost analysis shows CleanWater systems can reach a 'pay-back' point within several years of installation. Now that's a powerful ally. That's the power of O3.
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