Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are key infrastructures for ensuring a proper protection of our environment. However, they require large amounts of chemicals, produce high greenhouse gas emissions (methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide) and insufficiently remove emerging contaminants such as antibiotics and microplastics. In addition to these growing environmental concerns, existing WWTP’s are aging. They’re expensive to operate and face difficulties in retaining skilled staff.
To meet the growing challenges of rapid urbanisation and climate change, comply with environmental regulations and minimise public health risks, it’s more important than ever to efficiently treat and reuse wastewater. Water from WWTP’s can be used for irrigation, industrial processing, groundwater recharge and drinking water in the form of “direct” and “indirect potable reuse”. Having more efficient operations in place can help significantly reduce costs, the impact of a WWTP on receiving environments and its Co2 footprint and may allow you to postpone costly upgrades or building new plants.
A cost-effective way to begin this process is to analyse existing conditions conduct a performance and energy audit. Through the use of integrated data management techniques and advanced technology, we can help you discover ways to increase capacity, reduce effluent concentrations, become an energy producer rather than consumer and recover valuable and scarce resources such as phosphorus. DHI can also guide you on how to best establish more automated data driven operations to reduce human error risks and ensure regulatory monitoring compliance.get t
Through the integration of advanced technology and decades of wastewater treatment analysis and modelling expertise, DHI offers an array of solutions to help get the most out of your treatment capacity while reducing energy and chemical consumption. We collaborate with consultants and utilities in an effort to customise a solution to fit your unique process configuration and objectives.
DHI is here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and discuss the best services and technological solutions to help you tackle your wastewater treatment challenges.