Just as we recycle plastics, glass, and clothes, we can also recycle rinse water used for a range of industrial purposes. By reusing industrial process water in house, companies can protect the environment from water-borne toxins absorbed during the process.
Recycled rinse water may not need the same level of cleansing as water destined for re-release back into the mains, so it also costs less to recycle. Depending on the level of contamination, the process of purification can be expensive and it is also wasteful to release water after a single use. Here are some of the ways you can recycle your rinse water.
1) Tank Treatment
A tank treatment system is used to recycle water that doesn’t have a high level of dissolved solids. The tanks themselves are self-contained systems that store used rinse water and use a mini deionisation or reverse osmosis plant to reclaim feed water. The best thing about this type of treatment is that the tanks can be moved to whichever place water requires treatment. Treatment tanks can also be used to supplement your main water treatment plant.
2) Ozone Treatment
Ozone treatment is a common method used to recycle water used in cooling chambers. The ozone treatment works in combination with a filtration system to rid the water of mineral and organic impurities. Cooling towers often waste a lot of water that could be reused for the same purpose or other uses within the business premises, often with minimal treatment to prevent bacterial build-up.
3) Aerobic Treatment
Aerobic treatment works by channelling contaminated feed water into oxygen-filled tanks, where it is exposed to aerobic bacteria. The micro-organisms feed on the organic contaminants, converting it into a ‘sludge’ which can then be filtered out. The bacteria itself is removed either by filtration, heat treatment or UV screening.
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Recycling is the best way to reclaim rinse water which would have otherwise gone into waste. A rigorous recycling and reuse policy will improve a company’s public image, while at the same time conserving the environment. It is also a good way of reducing water usage costs. You can download our free Guide To Industrial Water Purification Systems e-book for more information.