Fresh water costs are increasing as the availability becomes less reliable, putting a strain on industrial plant managers who require water for production processes.
The quality of water that is permitted for discharge from industrial manufacturing processes to public treatment facilities is highly regulated and presents a significant environmental liability.
These requirements pose an added strain on operating budgets and plant flexibility. As production requirements grow and processes change, so too will the condition of the wastewater that is generated from the production process. The company's discharge permit, however, is rigid. When a company's wastewater discharge exceeds the permitted limits, fines and other legal consequences may be incurred. One of the most cost-effective ways to reduce such environmental liability is through the implementation of industrial water reuse technologies. These water treatment processes allow for the reuse of industrial process wastewater rather than discharging to the sanitary sewer. Industrial water reuse systems can reduce the need to purchase water for use in production (lowering operating costs) and reduce or even eliminate the need to discharge water from the plant entirely (limiting or eliminating environmental liability). These systems offer a sustainable solution to the industrial water problem using the latest techniques in industrial water technology.