Recycling and reusing industrial wastewater for industrial processes to become more sustainable


Global warming is a threat that has continued to grow in importance in recent years, especially now that everyone is beginning to see and feel the effects of it. For example, both private individuals and companies have noticed that longer periods of drought lead to water scarcity. This is one of the reasons why more and more companies are committed to recover and reuse different water flows. Activated carbon filtration can play an important role in this.

Increased water recuperation by ‘end-of-pipe’ solution

Water is a scarce resource that we have to treat with care, in an integral way over the entire water cycle. This is even more true now that climate change is leading to wetter winters, drier summers and more extreme weather phenomena. Only an integrated approach to water management will enable us to meet this challenge, which is something that industrial companies are also aware of. They are generally very dependent on water for their processes and also want to make their own efforts to guarantee the availability of water for the future and to contribute to a higher level of sustainability. They do this by collecting and purifying rainwater, reusing process water and condensate flows.

The technology used depends heavily on the application. In the purification and recuperation of almost every type of water, activated carbon filtration, such as the mobile filtration solutions provided by DESOTEC, can prove very efficient. If there is still water to be discharged into the sewerage network or into surface water, this type of purification - based on mobile activated carbon filters - as an 'end of pipe' solution helps to ensure that companies easily meet the discharge standard. Ideally, there is hardly any discharge and the company can recycle a considerable part of the water flows for reuse.

DESOTEC mobile filtration solutions are extremely suitable to filter all kinds of organic pollutants like COD or BOD out of the water in a very simple way. Depending on the application, activated carbon filtration can be the solution in itself, or it can be part of a multiphase treatment plant that allows to strive for maximum water recuperation.

Water reuse provides clear cost savings in water management

When production companies experience strong growth, sooner or later they see the problem that the existing wastewater treatment plant is no longer sufficient to treat and purify the larger wastewater streams. Instead of simply investing in an expansion or renewal of the water management system, companies often use their growth scenario to reassess the integrated water management. When mapping and analysing all water flows (rainwater, wastewater, process water, cooling water, condensate flows), water recovery and reuse are often an interesting option, especially for the least contaminated waterflows.

The use of DESOTEC mobile filtration solutions often already offers a large part of the solution and allows companies to sensibly anticipate new dry summers and low groundwater reserves. Activated carbon filtration can be used for the purification and recovery of any water flow in the most diverse production companies.

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DESOTEC sustainable mobile solution

Busy companies need one point of contact for all their air, gas, water and liquid filtration needs. DESOTEC’s full-service solutions cover everything from needs analysis, to filter installation, to sustainable waste handling, to filter maintenance.

Activated carbon is the Best Available Technology for many applications, acting as a standalone treatment or in combination with other technologies. DESOTEC experts are on hand 24/7, providing a service you can rely upon.