What is Wastewater Treatment & Role of Activated Carbon?

Wastewater treatment is the process of removing impurities from water to make it fit to join the natural water resources like river and lakes. It is also known was sewage treatment and it help in removing the harmful impurities in water to make it suitable for reuse via the natural water resources.

It is an effective method for removing impurities and reducing pollution due to industrial activities. Industrial wastewater is different than human wastewater in many ways. There can be some similarities, but industrial wastewater is more damaging than the human waste. Which is why, various industries use wastewater treatment methods to remove contaminants from the water before they are released in the environment.

What is Industrial Wastewater?

Industrial wastewater is a type of water pollution or water contamination that happens due to various industrial activities. A lot of industries produce wastewater, such as:

  • Battery manufacturing
  • Food industry
  • Electric power plants
  • Iron and steel industry
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Mines and quarries
  • Nuclear industry
  • Petroleum refining and petrochemicals
  • Organic chemicals manufacturing
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Industrial oil contamination
  • Textile mills
  • And more

These industries produce a wide range of pollutants that are released in water making them unsuitable for human and the environment. Therefore, it’s the responsibility of the industries to use effective methods to treat wastewater so that they can be released into the natural water resources to be used again. This process of recycling the water can save lives and lot of time.

Also Read: Activated Carbon for Water Purification: Understanding the Types

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

There are many effective ways to treat industrial wastewater. For industries that produce organic pollutants, there are some effective methods to treat them like using activated carbon for water or other filtration methods, such as

  • API oil-water separator for removing oil from wastewater
  • Clarifier for the removal of solid waste from wastewater
  • Roughing filter to reduce the effects of biochemical oxygen on wastewater
  • Carbon filtration plant where a bed of activated carbon for water is used to remove the organic impurities from it.
  • Advanced electrodialysis reversal (EDR)  

These are some of the most effective and widely used methods for treating industrial wastewater. Some industries partner with service providers who can help them find a customized solution for their needs. This helps in cost-reduction and saves plenty of time.

Activated Carbon for Water Treatment

Activated carbon for water treatment purposes are now being widely to remove most of the organic impurities from the water. Carbon filtering is an effective method that used the technique of adsorption. In this method, the organic impurities are adsorbed or trapped inside the millions of pores of the activated carbon.

Carbon granules are highly porous which makes them an efficient way of treating industrial wastewater. One of the key elements of the carbon substrate is that it has large surface area even though it looks small. It can easily trap a huge number of contaminants from the water and make it suitable for reuse.

It is widely used for water purification, air filtration, and for industrial gas processing purposes. It can easily remove or adsorb contaminants like siloxanes and hydrogen sulfide produced from biogas. Additionally, they are highly effective in removing impurities like chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic substances.

The Bottom-line

Activated carbon for water is a highly effective method of removing impurities from the wastewater produced by industries. Industrial wastewater needs to be treated before they are released into river, lakes and other natural water resources. This way, water wastage can be reduced and then environment can be saved from the various harmful effects of the industrial waste.

Keiken Engineering provides the best solution of wastewater treatment for industries. We specialize in water supply and wastewater treatment industry. We use highly effective methods and tools to treat water safely, such as activated carbon for water. Our activated carbon for wastewater treatment is designed to provide effective results at a low cost.

Contact us at info@keiken.es or call us at +34 91 057 72 54 or +34 93 681 16 50