TWA field engineers have extensive experience in treating and designing systems for the effective recycling of water. When properly treated, water reuse systems provide a variety of benefits.
REUSE AND RECYCLE
Water reclamation is when industrial effluent is treated to adequate levels and then reused as influent water. This process of recycling grey water requires adequate treatment to ensure that suspended solids, dissolved solids, metal oxides, and other harmful constituents are removed.
Grey water used in reclamation can come from a variety of sources, including rinse waters for demineralizers and other systems, process water overflow, and blowdown from boiler or cooling systems. When properly treated and maintained, water reclamation has numerous benefits, such as a reduction in raw water and sewer costs, and a favorable environmental footprint. TWA also has experience designing zero liquid discharge operations so that 100% of your effluent can be reused.
Zero liquid discharge is a process whereby advanced technologies are used to recycle (rather than discharge) all of the wastewater from an industrial facility. Increased scrutiny by regulatory agencies and plant management in recent years, regarding industrial wastewater discharge, has led many facilities to seek out ZLD solutions.
TWA has experience servicing a full range of zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems which can service a broad range of wastewater discharge sources, including blowdown from boilers and cooling towers, reverse osmosis concentrate, softener waste, demineralizer waste, mine drainage and a variety of other sources.
Both reduced effluent and zero liquid discharge programs have benefits for the environment and the bottom line, with reductions in water consumption by as much as 90%. Additionally, the evaporation/crystallization process can help industrial operators recover valuable by-products that can be reused or sold.