Wasting water isn’t just a major environmental concern in a dry, arid country like Australia. It is also a significant cost for large scale industries such as those working in the agricultural or mining areas. Finding an innovative way to save water is incredibly beneficial for large scale industrial projects that rely on its heavy use, especially during droughts or long periods without much rainfall.
Treating and recycling wastewater for on-site use is not as complex and costly as you might think. It is one of the easiest ways of drastically reducing water usage and its associated costs. By treating and reusing wastewater on-site, you can also ensure that you meet your obligations in reducing pollutants entering the environment.
What Can Recycled Wastewater Be Used for?
Treated wastewater may not be clean enough to use for drinking water, however it has a variety of other useful applications for large scale industrial projects. This includes:
- Cleaning machinery. equipment and work surfaces
- Industrial cooling processes
- Dust control
- Concrete mixing
- Irrigating crops
- Use in toilet systems
Depending on the industry, there may be other processes treated wastewater may be useful for such as in steel manufacturing.
The Cost Benefits of Reusing Wastewater
Water usage is incredibly expensive when it comes to large scale industrial applications. This includes the sheer amount of water needed for industrial processes, cleaning and use by the workforce. However, another major cost is the infrastructure required to reliably supply and manage the amount of water required for industrial activities.
Quality wastewater treatment systems, such as those provided by OLEOLOGY, can save 10,000L of water every hour. With water costing between 80c to $1 per litre, the potential cost savings are huge. OLEOLOGY’s water treatment technology doesn’t require a lot of infrastructure either, meaning set up costs are minimal in comparison to the savings.
Large scale industries are often subject to strict environmental compliance requirements when it comes to how wastewater is managed. This is especially true for those in the marina, mining and oil and gas sectors. This often means you need a wastewater treatment system in place regardless of whether you plan to use the water. Why go with a cheaper system that meets the bare minimum of your environmental obligations when you could use a solution that benefits you in multiple ways?
OLEOLOGY Water Technology
OLEOLOGY provides effective and affordable water treatment solutions across Australia and New Zealand. We can assist local governments, mining companies, petroleum companies, marinas and any other industries associated with contamination risks. Our clients include Shell, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, City of Perth, NSW Maritime and more.
We can custom build a solution to suit your specific treatment needs that helps you lower both your operational costs and carbon footprint. To find out more, call us today on 1300 305 723 or contact us online.