Regulatory requirements and raising costs of water combined with a changing attitude is encouraging water consuming industries to pursue technologies which reduce the consumption or increase water reuse.
Urbanisation is accelerating the demand for technology which can satisfy the increasing need for clean drinking water, better wastewater treatment and industrial reuse of water as well as utilisation of industrial residues.
High efficiency and operational stability at the lowest possible investment and operational costs are always the top priority regardless of whether the industry develops or purchases new equipment.
Adapting innovative approaches can have significant implications. Traditional public swimming spools require comprehensive water treatment facilities to maintain the hygienic levels. New technology can reduce the space required for the filters to be reduced by up to 90% - and reduce the energy consumption by 25-40%.
By developing and refining traditional processes at water treatment plants the capacity can be increased by up to 50% thereby reducing the capital requirements.
With a similar approach wastewater treatment plants can have the capacity increased by 50% simply by monitoring, refining and redeveloping the processes.
At DHI we assist technology suppliers to identify possible process improvements and adaptations in relation to specific and new applications through scientifically designed investigations using advanced models and laboratories for functional characterisation of wastewater, process water and industrial pulps.
The adapted technologies provide significant improvements in efficiency and can be widely adopted by existing plants and installations as well as already established ones.