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Wastewater Treatment for the Chemical Industry

Benefits of the Arvia water treatment system to the chemical industry:

benefit 1

Targeted treatment of wastewater to remove toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic or non-biodegradable contaminants

benefit 2

A major asset in the plan to reuse water, reducing costs and improving CSR

benefit 3

Safe and low maintenance – with no chemical dosing and no secondary waste streams

Water treatment for chemical manufacturers

Many large companies look to industrial water treatment chemical suppliers for their wastewater treatment solutions, without knowing that eco-friendly solutions now exist. Rather than using chemicals to treat water, options now exist which allow water to be treated using electrochemical oxidation with no chemical dosing.

Due to the diverse nature of intermediates used in the manufacturing of chemicals, wastewater streams vary significantly in terms of composition. The intermediates are often toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic or non-biodegradable and chemicals can be produced on a commercial scale from kilograms to multi-tonnes.

This variation of wastewater composition and volume combined with strict effluent permits and extreme operating conditions present unique challenges for wastewater treatment.

Further challenges arise in the form of regulation for the reduction of clean water use, which encourages the implementation of process water recovery as part of your business as usual activities.

Industry authorities and local utilities have stringent regulations for the level of chemical pollutants present in wastewater, discharged to either the environment or sewer for further treatment, and adhering to these regulations is vital for an organisation to avoid considerable fines.

Wastewater treatment process for chemical manufacturers

Many chemical manufacturers are still using traditional methods of wastewater treatment which use chemicals to treat bodies of water, however Arvia’s Nyex™ solutions negate the need for chemical dosing and allow water to be treated using adsorption combined with low electrical currents.

The unique Nyex™-a technology uses adsorption to localise pollutants at low and trace levels which are often missed by generic wastewater treatment methods. It then oxidises the impurities to H₂O, H₂ and CO₂.

Our expert team can help you to assess your treatment needs and design and install onsite wastewater treatment system to suit your specific requirements. Not only does this ensure environmental and regulatory limits are achieved, but it eliminates the need to dispose of the toxic sludge which is often produced when wastewater is treated with chemicals.

Nyex™ treatment systems can also be designed and optimised to ensure treated water is safe for reuse within the business. The ability to safely reuse process water reduces utility costs. It also helps to build positive Corporate Social Responsibility through the protection of the environment in water stressed times.

Our Nyex systems are modular and can be retrofitted into existing treatment trains to remove the final problematic compounds which traditional treatment systems often leave behind. Further modules can be added based on manufacturing activity, ensuring the longevity of your investment.

The treatment system is also unaffected by toxins or high temperatures and emits no odour. This means the system will fit easily into your manufacturing environment. Alternatively, systems can be positioned externally to allow the expansion of your business activities inside the plant to take priority.

Case Study:

Removal of Phenol from Chemical Wastewater
Removal of Phenol from Chemical Wastewater

Chemicals are widely used in the manufacture of everyday products including non-stick coatings, paints, adhesives and cleaning agents. Chemical compounds are often persistent in nature, meaning they can pass...

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