ACHIEVING REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Chemical plant wastewater
Wastewater by-products as a result of use in refineries and chemical plants can include conventional pollutants (oil and grease, suspended solids) as well as ammonia, chromium, phenols and sulfides.
The effective treatment of process water in industrial settings is critical in ensuring that discharged waters do not adversely affect local environments as they are releases into sewers, lakes, rivers and oceans. In recent years, industrial operators have been subjected to increased rigor around the management of process water in chemical plants, with requirements and regulations becoming more stringent.
To minimise the potential regulatory and consequential environmental risks, industry has moved towards a more comprehensive focus on recycling process water back into other plant processes, but the ultimate aim must be to treat affected water.
MINETEK’s mechanical evaporation technology offers operators the ability to remove pollutants through the evaporation process, reducing risk and helping sites achieve water quality compliance.