Businesses that use large quantities of water – such as those in the chemical industry – are under increasing pressure to reduce their water use. The chemical industry includes producers of commodity chemicals such as organic and inorganic chemicals and industrial gases, and speciality chemicals such as pharmaceutical products and essential oils. It also includes mixing, blending, diluting or converting basic chemicals to make chemical products and preparations, eg paints, pesticides, inks, detergents and cosmetics.
The costs of water use may be substantial. They can include supply, treatment and disposal charges as well as hidden costs such as lost materials in the effluent stream. Making simple, low-cost or no-cost changes to your operating practices will enable you to achieve rapid returns, while longer-term measures can lead to significant benefits.
- Production of processing water and steam
- Guaranteed supply of demineralized water, a raw material for bulk chemical production
- Management of the risk of legionnaires disease in water cooling towers
- Elimination of COD and toxins
- Treatment of greasy effluent
- Reduction of sludge
- Management of odour problems
- Management of costs and economic and environmental performance
We have a complete range of water treatment solutions for the production of demineralized water and steam, treatment of greasy effluent, etc.
The production of demineralized water, necessary for the manufacture of products, and the production of steam for cooling systems and the supply to boilers:
- By the treatment at a reduced cost of water containing nitrates
- By reverse osmosis to decrease the consumption of chemical reagents
- By the coupling of ultrafiltration with reverse osmosis
The treatment of effluent and the reduction of sludge:
- By a physical/chemical finishing process, for the reduction of suspended matter and phosphorus
- By biological processes to efficiently eliminate COD
- By MBR, combining aerobic digestion with separation by ultrafiltration membranes
- By putting in place a control basin to reduce the quantity of sludge
- By a process of methanation to make use of the energy contained in the sludge
- By the management of odours in order to avoid olfactory nuisance
Furthermore, we offer a full range of services that cover the complete running of your water treatment installations, the maintenance, technical assistance and the location of mobile water treatment units to meet any temporary needs (emergencies, maintenance, etc.).