Got Dirty Water? Learn to Clean it up with the 3 Main Stages of Wastewater Treatment

Amanda Jones July 23 , 2019

 

In case you might have forgot, water is extremely important! It is necessary for our survival and something all humans, plants, animals, among others, use throughout their daily lives. Without this water - and clean water at that rate - we simply would not be able to exist nor would our plants, animals, and other resources. Pretty scary thought, right?

Yet, we are only human. And humans, along with all of the other living things mentioned above, contaminate the water here on earth, sometimes without even being aware of it. This is a major reason why the process of treating wastewater is crucial so that we can continue to make use of all the water on earth. And like the bioprocessH2O slogan states, we fully believe that everyone should get the most out of their water. 

bioprocessH2O team installing Media

Figure 1: The bioprocessH2O Team Installing Media for a bioFAS™ MBBR System

If you didn't catch it from the title of the blog, wastewater is pretty much described as dirty water. In the most basic terms, wastewater is water that has been used or touched by something or someone before.

So, how exactly does one clean this dirty water that is produced? More importantly, how are people or businesses able to make their dirty water clean enough to be able to consistently reuse it especially in industries such as the food & beverage?

To answer these questions - it is essential to understand the process of wastewater treatment. Wastewater treatment is dedicated to the process of reducing and removing the contaminants from the dirty water. In addition, the treatment works toward changing the water back into reusable water and is then able to be returned into the environment. When conducting the wastewater treatment process, there are typically three main stages that are used.

The three main wastewater treatment stages are:

Primary Treatment Secondary Treatment Tertiary Treatment
  • Dissolved Air Flotation System (DAF) 
  • Screens
  • Jet Aeration
  • Oil & Water Separators
  • Membrane Bioreactor Systems (MBR)
  • Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR)
  • Jet Aeration
  • Membrane Filtration Systems
  • Bio-disc / Sand Filter
  • BioTRIPURE
  • Water Reuse

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Dissolved Air Floatation System

Figure 2: A bioprocessH2O Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) System

After reading this, if you or your company is interested in learning more about our systems, check out our blog post - First Things First: What Do I Need To Know? - to learn the vital information everyone should consider & know prior to designing a wastewater treatment system. 

bioprocessH2O is equipped with a team of experts experienced in the wastewater treatment process, along with the food and beverage industry among many others. The bioprocessH2O team works efficiently to solve unique problems by offering innovative wastewater treatment systems that are custom built to each client’s needs and specifications. Please feel free to contact us at any time to answer any questions or concerns you might have!

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