All those industrial facilities which release wastewater as a byproduct of their manufacturing process require some type of treatment system. As, an improper discharge can lead to potential harm to the environment, people and including the manufacturing process of the industry. However, while choosing a wastewater treatment plant, it is important to keep some factors in mind:
- Knowing the different treatment systems
There are several types of wastewater treatment plants available in the market. Therefore, it is imperative to do research and determine which type of wastewater treatment system will fulfil your industrial requirements before getting the plant installed. Different treatment systems like Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), Submerged Aerated Filter (SAF), and Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR), all have their own set of features and advantages.
- Determining the costs involved
Due to the availability of a wide variety of wastewater treatment systems, the cost can vary a bit. During your research, along with determining the best system for your industry, it is also important to analyse the costs involved during each process including its design, installation and maintenance. The price will get affected based on the kind of filtration methods, treatment technologies, and your industrial requirements.
- Understanding Industry Challenges
Without analysing the functional and locational challenges of your industry, it is difficult to determine the suitable wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater contains several elements such as heavy metals, solids, unhealthy greases, hydrocarbons, oil, acids, phenol, sulphates, chromium, chlorinated organic compounds, etc, which can be very harmful to our environment. In order to meet the industrial requirements, wastewater treatment systems need to be specifically designed depending on the location, environmental concerns, etc. These systems also need to have an easy transportation and installation process.
- Considering water control techniques for wastewater treatment systems
As mentioned above, different wastewater treatment systems have different features. Although all treatment plants have aeration blowers, which are one of the core components for wastewater treatment, there are four types of blowers and each gets engineered differently depending on the process of the industrial operation. It is also important to look out for pumps, flow equalisation tanks and peak flow modulations. Tanks should be checked for water tightness, having access to alternative drain fields, and quality control during the installation process.
- Keeping in check the environmental management standards
One of the most important factors to keep in mind is to check whether the wastewater treatment plant is compliant with the water authority and environmental standards. Installing a compliant treatment system and practising eco-friendly methods will not only help in treating wastewater for reuse purposes but also the environment as a whole.