Oxygen for Waste and Water Reduction - Water and Wastewater
Oxygen is used in a variety of technologies to reduce the amount of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes to both improve environmental quality and to provide a renewable higher-value syngas energy source. By lessening the quantity of nitrogen used in processes such as plasma gasification, output product gases are of a higher quality, thereby achieving meaningful economic recovery of environmentally friendly byproduct gases and solids.
Oxygen is used in sludge processing and oxidation to maintain sustainable Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels, achieve adequate organic matter breakdown, improve the quality of the effluents and odors while improving the overall process efficiency. Oxygen has also been used in sewer systems as a pretreatment for odor, contaminant and corrosion control.
In addition to the water treatment plant, when a pollution event occurs in a standing or flowing body of water, in-situ treatment can begin right at the point of the pollution event.