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  • Biological wastewater processes for mining

    The mining industry has the potential to use large amounts of wastewater in its operations. Often times these waste streams contain contaminants that require treatment before the water can be re-used or discharged. Biowater has successfully installed highly efficient biofilm treatment processes including our complete mix fixed film (CMFF®) system to remove BOD/COD, and nitrogen from mining waste streams. Biowater’s technologies, such as our CFIC® process, can produce effluent water quality that is acceptable for re-use, reducing the stress on ecosystems in water stressed areas.

    By Biowater Technology AS based in Tonsberg, NORWAY.

  • Biological wastewater processes for petrochemical

    This wastewater typically contains a lower biochemical to chemical oxygen demand.  We determine biodegradability of each waste stream and the presence of toxic or inhibitory compounds. 

    By Biowater Technology AS based in Tonsberg, NORWAY.

  • Biological wastewater processes for chemical & pharmaceutical

    This waste stream can have complex characteristics: Biocides, heavy metals, pharmaceutical intermediates and endocrine disruptors. We are familiar and know how to marry appropriate treatment to make sure you are compliant.

    By Biowater Technology AS based in Tonsberg, NORWAY.

  • Plating rinse wastewater solution

    Plating rinse wastewater is one of the most common applications for ENCON Wastewater Evaporators. Wastewater from plating rinse tends to be rather corrosive. The chemistries used in the plating process can include a wide range of acids such as nitric acid, chromic acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid, as well as other non-acid chemistries like ammonium bifluoride and nickel sulfamate. Typically, the waste stream has a transparent, relatively clean look because they are dilute and the contaminants are in solution.

    By ENCON Evaporators based in Hooksett, NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA).

  • Zero Liquid Discharge wastewater solution

    Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) describes a process that completely eliminates liquid discharge from a system. The goal of any well-designed ZLD system is to minimize the volume of wastewater that requires treatment, process wastewater in an economically feasible manner, while also producing a clean stream suitable for reuse elsewhere in the facility. Interest in ZLD technology has grown in the industrial manufacturing sector over the past decade. Companies may begin to explore ZLD because of ever tightening wastewater disposal regulations, company mandated green initiatives, public perception of industrial impact on the environment, or concern over the quality and quantity of the water supply.

    By ENCON Evaporators based in Hooksett, NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA).

  • Municipal Biosolids Processing

    Vulcan® Systems and Mannco Wastewater & Soil Solutions are exclusive partners for the biosolids market in the US, Panama, and Cuba. The BIO-PRILL is a complete system designed to produce uniform Class "A" PFRP biosolid fertilizer prills from dewatered biosolids. The system is supplied complete with all components to turn biosolids into an environmentally sustainable and soil-enriching agricultural product as well as a potential revenue stream for municipalities. Dewatered biosolids are introduced through a wet material feed hopper and mixed with dry biosolids in batch mixers. A proper ratio of thoroughly mixed materials entering the dryer ensures the consistency required to efficiently reduce moisture and to optimize the formation of Class "A" PFRP dry biosolids. Mixed material is conveyed through the dryer where the heat removes excess moisture and reduces pathogens.

    By Vulcan Systems based in Moberly, MISSOURI (USA).

  • FEDI - Electrodeionization

    The Fractional Electrodeionization (FEDI) process is an advancement of conventional EDI. The patented dual voltage process allows for a higher flexibility and tolerance to inlet water conditions, thus lowering the risk of scaling, and improving the plant’s design economics and reliability. By incorporating a two-stage separation process with different voltages the FEDI® process is able to: Achieve a higher hardness tolerance by having distinctly different concentrate chambers with separate reject streams and thus reducing the potential of hardness scaling. Optimize power consumption by using higher electrical current only where required. Ensure the best water quality, continuously & consistently by removing a major part of the deionization load in the ‘hardness removal zone’, while residual ionic impurities are effectively removed in the ‘silica removal zone’, which stays in a polishing mode.

    By QUA Group LLC based in Canonsburg, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

  • Gas detection analyzers for wastewater treatment industry

    Regulations prohibit facilities from discharging flammable or explosive wastes from their processes into the wastewater collection system. These wastes are not only a fire and explosion hazard but they can also effect the efficient and effective operation of the treatment facility. PrevEx Flammability analyzers are used to continuously monitor the waste stream for flammable gases and vapors. Their unique design and operating technology make them the ideal analyzers for the harsh conditions found in the sewer environment.

    By Control Instruments Corporation based in Fairfield, NEW JERSEY (USA).

  • Compressor condensate wastewater treatment

    Compressor condensate wastewater is generated during hot and humid weather as part of the process of condensing shop air to provide compressed air for machine tools. Typically, these waste streams are transparent with a slight floating layer of oil. Compressor Condensate wastewater cannot be simply flushed down the drain. Many companies choose to avoid the headaches of labor-intensive wastewater treatment technologies such as chemical treatment or filtration and simply pay to haul the wastewater. This however, can become quite expensive.

    By ENCON Evaporators based in Hooksett, NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA).

  • Electrodeionization

    The Fractional Electrodeionization (FEDI) process is an advancement of conventional EDI. The patented dual voltage process allows for a higher flexibility and tolerance to inlet water conditions, thus lowering the risk of scaling, and improving the plant& design economics and reliability. By incorporating a two-stage separation process with different voltages the FEDI process is able to: Achieve a higher hardness tolerance by having distinctly different concentrate chambers with separate reject streams and thus reducing the potential of hardness scaling. Optimize power consumption by using higher electrical current only where required. Ensure the best water quality, continuously consistently by removing a major part of the deionization load in the hardness removal zone, while residual ionic impurities are effectively removed in the silica removal zone;, which stays in a polishing mode.

    By QUA Group LLC based in Canonsburg, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

  • COD Reduction

    Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) is used as a measure of organic pollutants in water. In wastewater treatment, it indicates the efficacy of a treatment process and is expressed in milligrams per litre (mg/L) or parts per million (ppm). Removing certain fractions of COD in waste streams can be particularly challenging, especially to levels safe for discharge to the environment.

    By Arvia Technology based in Runcorn, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Wastewater Treatment for the Bioenergy Industry

    The waste (water) streams from the production of (bio) ethanol or ethanol spirits are generally very suitable for anaerobic treatment, due to their organic compounds. 

    The effluent streams produced by the different production processes are influences by a great number of parameters such as, process design, milling process, type of raw material, etc. This requires special attention in the design of the treatment plant for this type of industry. 

    Typical streams from these industries that can be treated are, whole stillage, thin stillage, spent wash, vinasse and condensate from evaporator. The Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) process and the External Circulation Sludge Bed (ECSB) process from HydroThane are worldwide proven processes for the treatment of this type of waste water.

    By HydroThane STP BV based in KC `s Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS.

  • Waste water respirometry solutions for toxicity reduction tests

    In industrial manufacturing companies, before a new process comes on-line, it is important to measure the toxicity of the effluent stream. This is especially the case for companies who treat their own waste. From the toxicity value (EC50) obtained, it may be a cost-effective solution to simply discharge the effluent to the treatment works at a slow and defined rate to minimise damage to the activated sludge. Following a period of acclimatisation it is often possible to increase feed rates to the plant and this can again be managed using the Strathtox Respirometer. An alternative approach is to undertake toxicity reduction procedures, such as neutralisation or acid hydrolysis, in pilot-scale laboratory studies. The Respiration or the Nitrification Inhibition Test may be used for this. In the future, toxicity reduction may be stipulated by local authority, water company or publicly-owned treatment works prior to giving discharge consents. Toxicity reduction may be evaluated using toxicity tests on activated sludge provided by the treatment works.

    By Strathkelvin Instruments Ltd. based in North Lanarkshire, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Electrochemical solutions and water technologies for mining

    Winning with electrode design to reduce energy costs in traditional processes and UAT Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Filtration Systems to meet any tap or brackish application need. Nickel and cobalt production,  precious  metal refining (gold, silver), recovery of copper from bleed streams or valuable metals from industrial wastewater, are some of the applications of our titanium DSA® anodes.

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    Anaerobic water purification systems for pulp and paper

    Water is required in almost every step of the production process of pulp and paper. The wastewater streams vary greatly in concentration and composition (e.g. COD, BOD, suspended solids, wood extractives, sulphur, pH). Due to stricter rules and regulations with regard to fresh water intake and wastewater discharge, efficient water management has become essential to the industry.

    By Paques B.V. based in EL Balk, NETHERLANDS.

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    Water treatment for power plants

    The process of electricity generation from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas is water-intensive. Between 40-50% of all water abstracted and used in developed countries is used in the generation of electricity. Thus, a reliable, abundant and predictable source of raw water supply to a power plant is a critical factor in site selection. Water supplies are required to provide various process waters for the following essential main purposes such as make-up water, cooling water for steam turbine condensers, and auxiliary plant cooling water.

    The primary application of modern water treatment technology is to maintain the integrity and performance of the power plant. Critical plant applications have water purity or conditioning requirements that must be adhered to for safe, reliable and efficient power generation.

    Experience has shown that integration of water technology treatments with power plant design can be very important in reducing operational problems and component failures 

    At power plant worldwide there are increasing limitations on water availability and environmental restrictions on discharges. This is expected to promote measures for water conservation and to have an increasing influence on water treatment decisions. At power plant, the recycling of internal wastewater streams can extend from the recovery of individual high-quality waste streams, which can be reused either directly or after only limited treatment, through to the development of fully integrated water/wastewater treatment systems for zero liquid discharge. However, the application of reuse schemes requires site-specific assessment, as not all waters may be viable options for recovery.

  • Water quality monitoring for textile industry

    Wastewater from a textile facility contains a variety of dyes and organic chemicals from the manufacturing processes that are often difficult to treat. Spectral analysis is well suited for monitoring waste streams to identify problematic dyes prior to treatment. Continuous monitoring of effluent wastewater for BOD and COD helps to ensure effective treatment and quality of effluent to ensure regulatory goals are met prior to discharge.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Oil water separation for the food industry

    Packaged-food producers frequently use and then must discard large batches of cooking oil used in their process. Usually they drain most of the oil directly from equipment, but they must remove residual oil by regularly washing fryers, ovens, conveyors, and other machinery. 

    The oil mixes with the wash water and becomes part of the plants wastewater stream. Having oil in wastewater complicates the wastewater-treatment process by making it more expensive, more time-consuming, and less effective. Additionally. as with other manufacturers, packaged-food producers want to reduce waste and decrease the environmental impact of operations. That is why removing used oil and solids from wastewater before it is discharged is a priority.

    By Oil Skimmers, Inc. based in Cleveland, OHIO (USA).

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