Most types of processing and production, particularly in the food and beverage, chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and refining industries produce a significant amount of wastewater. This can be through the actual production processes as well as in cleaning, rinsing and prepping.
This wastewater can have contaminants, high levels of solids as well as pH levels that are not acceptable for direct disposal into municipal sewer systems. To address this problem, companies can opt into on-site biosolids dewatering systems that take the effluent wastewater and remove the solids and contaminants, creating wastewater that is safe for disposal in the sewer systems.
There are several ways that on-site biosolids dewatering benefits a business. Depending on the specific industry, these factors should be a clear advantage.
Without the use of on-site biosolids dewatering, the effluent water must be hauled away to be treated in designated treatment facilities. Hauling water is much more costly and frequent than simply hauling the sludge left over after the water has been treated and removed.
Depending on the type of processing, it is possible for the sludge to be used in agriculture and similar types of industries. A business may be able to find a market for their biosolids and even process the effluent water for surrounding businesses to add income.
Most consumers today are looking for companies that focus on protection for the environment. By using on-site dewatering systems, a company is reducing the waste they produce and also ensuring safe disposal of water into the system.
Pays For Itself
By owning the dewatering system, the company has control over current and future costs. With the dramatic decrease in hauling costs combined with the ability to make money from the system, it quickly pays for itself and continues to add passive income and savings over time.