Water Purification Systems and Solutions

As our water resources come under increasing pressure, there is a growing appetite to invest in water purification solutions to enable reuse of water within industrial operations and to respond to ever tightening water discharge regulations.

What water purification systems are best?

Water can be purified to varying levels with different technology, so the best system will depend on the quality of your water or wastewater, your industry, needs and resources. It will also depend on discharge regulations for your area and industry, and any intended water reuse or recycling needs.

The good news is that systems can tailored or combined to address anything from the most basic to most complex water treatment needs.

Benefits of advanced water purification

Developments in advanced water purification technology for industry have been game-changing, particularly as the world and industry face increasing pressure on water resources. Enhanced water quality as a result of purification delivers:

Increased operational efficiency

By using purified water in industrial processes, industries can minimise scaling and fouling in equipment, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

Cost savings

This not only comes through the ability to reduce mains water costs by recycling water on site, it can also lead to savings on discharge costs. Not to mention the costs savings associated with increased operational efficiency mentioned above.

Environmental sustainability

By purifying and reusing water, industries can reduce their impact on freshwater sources, conserve resources, and minimize the release of pollutants into the environment.

Regulatory compliance

Industries must adhere to increasingly stricter regulatory standards regarding water quality and discharge. Implementing advanced purification technologies ensures compliance and demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility.

Speak to an expert

If you are interested in finding out more about how water purification systems could help you reduce mains water and discharge costs by enabling reuse on site, get in touch online.

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What is the difference between water purification and water filtration?

In truth, water filtration and purification often work together to result in purified water, so it can be confusing. Technically speaking, the difference is that filtration only removes particles from water, whereas purification involves using chemical or other processes to remove other contaminants. We’ve explained some of the different types below:

Filtration: Filtration membranes can filter water to a high level. The finest membrane filtration systems such as microfiltration, nano-filtration and Reverse Osmosis can even retain viruses, bacteria, salts and minerals to produce high quality effluent.

Purification: Water purification systems remove unwanted impurities that can’t be filtered out, such as some chemicals, viruses, bacteria and minerals. These methods include biological and chemical treatments, UV treatment, deionisation and distillation to remove contaminants.

Water purification and filtration maintenance

Water purification and filtration systems deliver high quality water for reuse or discharge, depending on the level of treatment. However, insufficient cleaning and maintenance can lead to underperformance and rocketing energy costs.

As the systems advance to incorporate more sophisticated monitoring and Cleaning In Place (CIP) programmes to improve efficiency, they become more complex to optimise, even for experienced on-site operators. This can lead to long term inefficiencies, more downtime, and unbudgeted repair and replacement of parts. Read more in our guide to membrane and filtration maintenance.

We’ve recently saved leading plant-based F&B manufacturer 25% in energy usage and 50% in tankering costs through a review, monitoring and optimisation process at their Northamptonshire plant.

Get in touch with the team to find out more about our audits and analysis to see how we could significantly increase efficiency of your wastewater operations.

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