How do industries manage their liquid waste?

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 NightOwl 1 year, 11 months ago.

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    When industries produce waste, they can either incinerate it, or send it to a landfill. But what do they do to dispose of liquid waste? Does it all go directly into the city sewers, or directly into lakes and rivers?


    I guess it depends on the company, because some are a lot more environmentally conscious than others. So I’m sure there are companies that don’t mind dumping their liquid waste directly into rivers and lakes. But others must use some method to treat their liquid waste so it can become pure water, and then it’s not harmful to the environment anymore.


    It depends on the type of liquid waste you’re talking about… Industrial liquid waste can contain either organic, or inorganic substances. Depending on the type of liquid waste, and on the goals of the company responsible for managing that waste, different techniques can be used, including:

    Dewatering: the water is pumped and removed, leaving only solid waste behind, and if this waste is organic, it can be turned into compost. Or it can be sent to a landfill.

    Sedimentation: it’s similar to dewatering, but the liquid waste is left in a sediment basin, where it becomes easy to separate water from solids.

    Solidification: some solid substances can be added to liquid waste, turning it into a solid that can easily be managed and sent to a landfill.

    Incineration: I’m not sure how it works, but I’ve heard that liquid waste can be incinerated, so all the solids and dangerous substances are eliminated by heat, and only water remains.


    That’s very interesting, thanks a lot!

    I’m more curious about solidification than about incineration, actually. Can you tell me more about how it works? And does the liquid waste really turn into something rock solid, or does it turn into some sort of mud?


    Materials that can be added to liquid waste for solidification include sawdust or fly ash. A lot of these materials are added, until the liquid waste turns into a solid.

    I’n not too sure how solid it becomes though, I don’t think it turns into some sort of cement. It simply needs to be solid enough to be easily picked up, and transported to a landfill for disposal. Solid waste is easier to manage and to transport than liquid waste.


    Ok, yeah that makes sense. Thank you.


    Solidification is convenient, but adding a lot of sawdust to liquid waste is not exactly eco-friendly. Fortunately, more and more companies are coming up with better ways to manage and dispose of liquid waste.

    If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit MetaFLO Technologies’ website. Their technology can instantly turn liquid waste into solids that can be stacked, and disposed of more easily.

    Solidification reduces the environmental impact of a company, but it also improves safety on the worksite, and it’s less costly than managing liquid waste. That’s why many industries are turning to technologies such as the one offered by MetaFLO.


    That’s very interesting, thank you.

    I’m always interested in learning more about processes and technologies that can help preserve the environment. I’m really glad to know that industrial liquid waste doesn’t all end up in our lakes and rivers.


    Yes, this is a very good thing. And I think more and more companies are becoming environmentally conscious, and looking for new and better ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce, and to manage and dispose of it more responsibly.

    And it’s really great that this is happening, because our planet really needs more people to reduce their negative impact.



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