The UN states that 20% of worldwide fresh water withdrawals come from industrial users. Industries of all types in every country produce wastewater, including:
According to the OECD, the amount of water withdrawn from aquifers, lakes, rivers, and other sources will increase by 55% by 2050, due in large part to industrial water usage. Once that water is used, it is often contaminated with heavy metals, salts, sediments, and organic material. This water is routinely dumped into rivers and lakes, where it can go on to contaminate groundwater and make enormous amounts of water unusable for entire areas and populations.
Dealing with industrial wastewater is challenging because of variations in water content and quality; the water coming from one chemical processing plant may have different contaminants from another plant down the river, and the amount of contaminants may vary at each of those plants over time. Previous wastewater treatment methods have been limited by their inability to effectively deal with this variability, since each treatment process they employ must be tuned to specific pollutants and concentrations. This drives up costs since each new treatment facility has to be custom engineered for the specific wastewater it will be treating.
Our mass-produced plants can achieve zero liquid discharge (ZLD), removing any type of salt, sediment, or heavy metal. They adjust how they operate on the fly to match whatever the input concentration is at that particular moment. Almost all organic material is removed as well, and the output water can be treated in a standard municipal wastewater treatment plant.
We have eliminated the need for custom engineered treatment plants tailored to individual scenarios. Our water treatment solutions are flexible enough to meet any industry’s needs.
As cities continue to grow, demand for clean water will grow with them. Without new sources, supply won’t be able to keep up.
Rural areas in developing nations have the greatest need for clean water - and its absence there has the greatest consequences