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Water recycling in the industry

Water treatment and reuse of oily wastewater

  For the disposal of mineral oil on surface water and sewage systems, most governments have special requirements on the quality of wastewater. The Dutch disposal resolution for example allows a maximum concentration of 20 mg/l mineral oil, and 100 mg/l unresolved particles.

By means of a water-oil separator, a large amount of oil can be removed from the wastewater. However, chemically stabilized oil/water solutions should be managed in an appropriate manner. These solutions can be purified by means of membrane filtration. (Ultra Filtration) To remove the organic compounds that remain in the permeate, ozone can be used. Research shows that pre-treatment with ozone make reuse of the UF permeate as process water possible. [1]

[1] In-Soung Chang, Chang-Mo Chung, Seung-Ho Han, Treatment of oily wastewater by ultrafiltration and ozone. Taejon, South Korea 2000

Information about water reuse in the paper, textile and food and beverage industry,
Water disinfection and reuse in greenhouse horticulture

Water reuse in the poultry industry

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Should you know of any other interesting or more recent book, report, article or publication, concerning water reuse in industry. Please let us know, so that we can include reported case-studies in the above overview.




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