Common Wastewater Treatment Methods

Water is not only an essential element to the human body and our planet, but it is also a crucial part of many businesses. Water is used for many industrial purposes including:

  • Manufacturing goods
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Carrying raw materials or waste matter
  • And much more

Once the water has been used it is then classified as wastewater and needs to be properly handled and disposed. Wastewater can be a pollutant when entering other bodies of water and when contaminating soil. Industrial process wastewater must be treated before it is discharged, or properly transported and and handled for disposal. There are a variety of ways this can be done depending on the processes of your business.

Physical Unit Operations – This treatment type uses the application of physical forces and can include:

  • Screening
  • Flocculation
  • Mixing
  • Flotation
  • Sedimentation
  • Filtration
  • Gas Transfer

Chemical Unit Processes – Contaminants are removed or converted through the addition of chemicals. Common examples include:

  • Precipitation
  • Disinfection
  • Adsorption

Biological Unit Processes – Contaminants are removed through biological activity. Biodegradable organic substances and nutrients are removed from the wastewater and converted into gases.

The needs of each business are different and there is no one-size-fits-all wastewater treatment solution. Excel Industrial Group can take care of all your waste disposal needs in the Greater Houston area. Need to talk to a professional about your waste? Call us today at 281-213-3822.

Categories: Waste Management