Constructive Reuse of Wastewater Can Deliver bigger Value than Zero Liquid Discharge
January 28, 2020

Constructive Reuse of Wastewater Can Deliver bigger Value than Zero Liquid Discharge

Industrial manufacturers seeking solutions for wastewater treatment have a powerful weapon at their disposal in Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). Using highly integrated methods such as ultra filtration, reverse osmosis, evaporation/crystallization, and fractional electrode ionization, ZLD refines and reprocess all wastewater, leaving zero discharge at the conclusion of the treatment process. ZLD goes beyond meeting basic regulations and offers an expensive solution to a number of challenging tasks–

  • • Diminishing water supplies
  • • Poor standard of incoming water supply
  • • Regulations causing rigid discharge limits
  • • Green initiatives
  • • Purifies water quality

Unfortunately, many manufacturers in general do not realize until they make a huge capital investment for practical water recovery/reuse can successfully serve the requirements of their provision at a more affordable price than ZLD.

ZLD may be the most sensible solution for organizations that don’t have a nearby discharge point; source water requires remarkable treatment or has operations that call for more water than can be purchased. ZLD yields 100 percent water recovery needs no discharge permit and has minimum waste abuse. Yet, every organization actually does not require the treatment benefits ZLD offers. Practical water reutilize yields 70 percent to 85 percent water recovery. Because there will be some waste discharge, a permit is needed. This method enables recovery of easy water with low TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) waste.

The distinct circumstance of each industrial manufacturer decides which method of wastewater treatment offers an excellent solution. It’s necessary to consult with an expert before making an investment in a treatment strategy to aid ascertains which method delivers the greatest value. From a financial standpoint, the Cost Ratio for Capital and Operating expense of ZLD is 3 times the expenses of treat and discharge; whereas the practical water reuse method is only 1.5 times the cost.

Practical water reuse makes sense for companies who are too money conscious that decides they can reduce expenses by recycling treated wastewater. This strategy results in boosting water recovery while reducing capital and operational costs. The United Nations’ 2017 World Water Development Report features how most wastewater is unprocessed, which builds an environmental accountability. However, when and where used properly, wastewater has proven to be an exceedingly precious, habitat-wise imperishable asset.

Practical water reutilization enables companies to save unnecessary expenditure and opt for a clean and green environment to become superior corporate citizens.

Genex Utility has more than a decade of experience in offering wastewater treatment modular equipment, consultation and chemicals. We offer Zero Liquid Discharge solutions and understand that this process isn’t the best fit for every organization. As a trusted partner, we can help decide whether a practical water reutilization scheme or ZLD is right for you. With our Performance Guarantee Program, our clients can relax knowing their treatment solution will remain persistent to deliver great worth for years to come.