Industrial Water Purification

The use of water in industrial areas and factories is like boat and oar; you cannot use the one without the other. The problem that South Africa in particular is facing is the shortage of water in large quantity and the industrial sector is largely responsible for the high water usage. It is unfortunate that this water cannot be used without being treated. There are four major problem that can be a result of untreated water and are as follows, scaling, corrosion and growth and development of bacteria and other viral matter. This water can be treated so as to become reusable in different parts of a sit or even the same part, provided that it is treated correctly.

There are three major ways in which this industrial wastewater can be treated; namely boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment as well as wastewater treatment. All of these methods have been proven to be affective. The method of water treatment used is usually decided on how contaminated the water is, water that is highly contaminated will go through the wastewater treatment method as this type of treatment removes most of , if not all contaminants in some cases. Boiler treatment is ideal in preventing the development of harmful bacteria and viruses, due the high temperatures the wastewater is brought to.

Another problem that the industrial areas are faced with is the disposal of residual industrial wastewaters. Although this is a problem, most of the large mining corporations and refineries have their own wastewater treatment facilities to treat their own residual industrial wastewaters. The treatment of this water does not serve only for reuse of a percentage of this water but also to be able to dispose of it once it reaches required standards for disposal. These industrial wastewaters have a set standard, which their wastewaters need to reach to be able to be disposed of in a river or local municipal wastewater sewage tank.

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