Waste and Wastewater Management

The waste industry is highly innovative, continually seeking more effective ways to recover and recycle products and by-products after use. Desotec’s full-service sustainable filtration systems enable companies to do their job while keeping air fresh, purifying biogas, and ensuring wastewater is safe for discharge or reuse.

Waste and Wastewater Treatment

The waste and wastewater management industry is key to meeting European sustainability targets. As legislation tightens and technology advances, we can aim for a zero-waste future.

This industry encompasses a series of processes:

  • Collecting, sorting, and storing waste.
  • Composting green waste and upcycling it into biogas.
  • Recycling plastics, metals, and batteries.
  • Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

Desotec’s sustainable mobile filters provide simple yet effective purification solutions for air emissions, process gases, and industrial wastewater, supporting this industry in controlling odors and achieving its sustainability goals.


Air and Gas Purification in the Waste Industry

For landfill sites and recycling centers, keeping air fresh is a top priority. Desotec makes it easy, with modular filtration setups adapted to your needs.

Our filters protect human health and the environment by treating volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Many of these VOCs are also foul-smelling, as are emissions from WWTPs, which contain mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide (H₂S), and ammonia (NH3). Activated carbon filtration can remove all these components, thus keeping the air safe and fresh for workers and area residents.

Desotec filters also treat biogas recovered from organic waste. Before biogas is fed into combined heat and power (CHP) engines, our filters remove siloxanes to prevent equipment damage. By eliminating VOCs, terpenes, H₂S, and NH3 from biogas, our activated carbon enable them to be upgraded into biomethane.

Desotec’s sustainable mobile filtration solutions make these processes simple and circular. We take back saturated filters for recycling and install new ones to keep your site functioning smoothly.

Waste management companies are at the forefront of global efforts to use our planet’s natural resources wisely. Desotec full-service sustainable mobile filtration solutions can help you meet your purification needs.

Wastewater Purification

Desotec filters remove adsorbable organic halogens (AOX) and reduce chemical oxygen demand (COD) from wastewater. This enables companies to keep natural waterways aerated and healthy and to meet WWTP acceptance limits.

Leachate water from scrapyards and landfill sites contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons from cooling liquids in refrigerators, COD, oil components, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). Our filtration removes these pollutants to keep soil and groundwater clean.

Our filters also reduce chemical residues and chlorinated cleaning products released during various activities, such as:

  • Rinsing waters.
  • Preparing plastics for recycling.
  • Cleaning storage tanks and production facilities.

Treatment reduces emissions to the limits set by the local WWTP, meaning that wastewater can be safely discharged to the sewer.

How We Help You

Desotec Sustainable Mobile Filtration Solutions

At Desotec, we support waste and wastewater management companies with simple mobile activated carbon filtration solutions. Our service covers everything from filtration needs analysis to waste handling.

Our modular, plug-and-play filters can be used on their own or together with other technologies as a pretreatment or polishing solution.

We transport filtration waste from your site in closed units. All molecules are completely destroyed and, where possible, carbon is reactivated, giving you a circular solution that boosts your business profits and environmental responsibility. Where reactivation is impossible, waste is treated safely. Our R&D team is continually in search of new treatment solutions to further enhance sustainability.

For our new recycling plant, we needed a reliable wastewater treatment process. Desotec helped us set up the best possible installation. We are very pleased with the result.

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Flexible, mobile service for industrial purification, with sustainable waste management included. Let Desotec take over the hard work of meeting your green goals.

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