The various industries around the world produce a wide array of wastewaters as a byproduct and necessity of their existence. Of late, many have tried to reduce the production of wastewater or to recycle it by running it through additional production cycles. But wastewater still exists; more and more is being produced every year in fact. That is where our clients in the wastewater treatment industry enter in.
What is wastewater treatment?
With precision equipment and procedures, the aim of the wastewater industry is to purify the water as much as possible before that which remains, now referred to as effluent, is discharged back to the environment or recycled for reuse. There is a diverse assortment of methods used for dealing with different types of wastewaters, some of these include:
- Brine treatment
- Solids removal
- Oils and grease removal
- API separation
- Hydrocyclone oil separation
- Biodegradable organics removal
- Activated sludge process
- Trickling filter process
- Molecular encapsulation (aka smart capsules)
- Cooling ponds/towers
- Cogeneration (recycles thermal pollution for domestic and industrial heating purposes)
These processes are essential for the co-existence of global industrialization with thriving plant and animal life on our planet. This helps to explain why wastewater treatment has been showing impressive growth since 2019. It has seen a compound annual growth rate of nearly 6.5% and is projected to reach a market worth of $211.3 billion by 2025 – that is huge!