Grey Water Recycling For Industrial & Commercial Uses
Alternative water supplies, such as rain captured from a roof, rain on roads and water used for dishwashing can be treated and then reused for other purposes. Called grey water recycling, the process allows water to be reclaimed and the quality of drinking water to be conserved.
How Water Recycling Works
Water recycling removes contaminants from water using basic biological, chemical and physical principles. In municipal settings, the process of water recycling occurs in five stages: inlet, sedimentation tanks, biological treatment, humus tanks and final settlement tanks.
Water used in business process, also known as trade water can also be recycled. In a business setting, a grey water recycling unit contains the elements above, but in a much smaller, all-in-one system.
Applications for Water Recycling
The resulting water reclaimed with a grey water recycling system can have many uses. The resulting water can be potable, safe for activities like drinking and cooking. In a business setting, reclaimed water can be reused in the companyâs kitchen and bathrooms. Other uses for recycled water include:
- Irrigation water
- Cereal manufacture
- Boiler feed water
- Vegetable preparation, washing and cooking.
- Chilled water circuits
- Metal finishing final rinse water re processing and re use.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. There are hundreds of potential uses for reclaimed water.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Water Recycling Systems
The technology used in the recycling of water has not only improved, but has gotten lower in cost. This has led to more businesses exploring this option for their own facilities. Because technology is often driven by need, it is highly likely that it will continue its improvement as its cost reduces due to an increasing number of alternatives.
A water recycling system can be an expensive purchase. However, the long-term benefits of having an in-house water recycling system far outweigh the disadvantages. It is clear that as water becomes an increasingly valuable resource the pressure to conserve and re use will increase.
Is a Water Recycling System Right for You?
There are far too many applications for a water recycling system to be able to list them all here. If you have questions regarding the suitability of a water recycling system for your desired application, we welcome your enquiry. Call Wychwood today on 01993 892211, or visit our contact page for other ways to get in touch with us. Otherwise, simply click here to learn more about our water recycling options.