The chemical industry is a vital part of the global economy, manufacturing the materials that are essential for modern life. However, this industry also generates a significant amount of wastewater, which can contain harmful chemicals and pollutants.
If this wastewater is not properly treated, it can pollute waterways and contaminate soil, posing a serious threat to public health and the environment.
Aqana’s expertise helps the chemical industry meet every environmental standard.
What are the main pollutants in wastewater in the chemical industry?
Chemical industry wastewater compositions can change in quantity, and quality and may contain:
- volatile organic compounds,
- heavy metals,
- hazardous chemicals,
- organic contamination.
Why is it crucial for the factories, and any chemical manufacturer to treat their wastewater streams?
The challenge of the chemical industry is the effect that released wastewater streams have on the environment and living organisms in the water bodies, soil, or atmosphere.
Often toxic substances have to be removed before biological wastewater treatment steps since they can inhibit and completely break the biological treatment processes – both in the wastewater treatment plant as well as in the natural environment.
It is a reason why chemical wastewater streams should be pre-treated before entering any biological wastewater treatment system, including a municipal treatment plant.
The effects of the unintentional or deliberate wastewater spill from a chemical factory can damage plant life and adversely affect soil and groundwater quality and affect local ecosystems for years.
How does Aqana assist the chemical industry to comply with local environmental standards?
Aqana can provide chemical factories with the latest technologies and processes for reducing their environmental impact.
That includes installations that can help chemical factories help to recover valuable resources, such as water and minerals, from the effluent.
In addition, we can provide you with advice on how to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals and adopt green manufacturing practices.
Contact Aqana and find out how we can assist you in achieving the sustainability goals of your business.