How do you guarantee operational reliability and avoid emergency discharges?
As the owner of a water purification plant, operational reliability is one of the most important risks that you want to control, cover or outsource. Quantitative and qualitative problems can arise if the installation receives insufficient attention.
If everything goes well, you will be concentrating on your core activities, with waste water treatment only at the back of your mind. Obviously. But then things go wrong. The waste water flows too slowly from production to the treatment plant, forcing yo
If everything goes well, you will be concentrating on your core activities, with waste water treatment only at the back of your mind. Obviously. But then things go wrong.
- The waste water flows too slowly from production to the treatment plant, forcing you to temporarily scale back or shut down production.
- The waste water can no longer run through the treatment plant, and the influent buffers threaten to overflow. The water runs through the emergency connection to the sewer system, or floods your site.
- The re-use water that you need in your processes can no longer be produced, forcing you to switch to (more expensive) drinking water on a temporary basis.
- The effluent discharged into the surface water or public sewer system does not always meet the necessary quality standards to comply with your environmental permit, to keep the levy low, to generate environmental benefits, to avoid loss of image for the company, ...
- The reuse water/process water produced does not meet the quality standards imposed by production, and you risk losing production, generating health risks or no longer meeting client specifications.
In most cases one or more of the following causes lie at the root of the problem:
- Poor design of the treatment plant or reuse installation
- Waiting too long (often many years) to expand or renovate the treatment plant after a structural increase in production
- Inadequate operational monitoring (due to lack of expertise/experience or an optimistic attempt to save costs)
Do not lose sight of your water treatment
In any case, the key lies with professional and motivated people for whom these issues are their daily bread. With professionals for whom waste water treatment and process water production is their core business. Either people who are given the time, responsibility and authority within the company, or professionals to whom you outsource these services.
Our ambition is to be that professional partner, and to take looking after the above issues onto our shoulders.