Innovations in Water Purification

When talking about industrial wastewater, we typically think about how wastewater is treated in the wastewater treatment process. There are several different technologies used to treat this wastewater. In fact, industrial wastewater treatment is a huge industry. Almost every city in the U.S. has a wastewater treatment plant. Some cities do not even have sewers at all. A wastewater treatment plant is required by law. In addition to this, wastewater treatment systems can increase the overall quality of water.

Another type of industrial wastewater treatment is UV Disinfection. UV light can kill coronavirus. This technology can also remove chlorine, chloramines, and other chemicals. Reverse osmosis systems, which are more effective than ever, are another great option. These systems work by forcing water through membranes at high pressure. They can be used alone or in combination with Ultrafiltration.

The benefits of these new technologies outweigh the downsides. Industrial wastewater treatment can convert wastewater to usable water, while also reducing operational costs and minimizing effluent disposal. And, the latest technology is affordable and will bring us closer to the circular economy. A biotechnology-based water treatment solution can be cost-competitive with current technologies, as well as environmentally healthy.

Bioaugmentation can remove harmful pollutants from wastewater and release nutrients in the process. While bioaugmentation is not a mainstream solution yet, its use is increasing as the technology matures. For instance, a Swedish water treatment company called Pharem Biotech is using enzyme-based water treatment. This company uses a proprietary reactor to target different contaminants. The enzymes are tailored to the specific needs of each industry.