Wastewater, or effluent treatment is an intrinsic part of the Total Water Management concept.
A consent to discharge is generally required if trade effluent is to be introduced directly into surface waters, such as rivers, streams or the sea. Similarly, effluent discharged directly to sewer must be kept within set parameters making it amenable for treatment at a local sewage treatment works. Failure to keep within set limits may result in financial penalties, plant closure and pollution of the receiving water body.
Biochemica offers a solutions based approach to treating effluent prior to discharge; from process design, plant and chemical programmes, to sludge management and water reuse.