Wastewater and Reuse
The effluent from wastewater treatment plants, whether discharged to a receiving stream or used for water reuse, must be disinfected. The disinfectant is typically removed when discharging to a receiving stream, but in water reuse, the effluent must carry a residual
. For many years chlorination was the only wastewater disinfection option until the introduction of ultraviolet (UV). Both chlorine and UV systems have their positive and negative points.
Discharged Wastewater Effluent
Water Reused for Irrigation
Today, MIOX's on-site generation of hypochlorite offers a new - better - option, which negates many of the negative ramifications and side effects of other wastewater treatment systems. What are the advantages of on-site generation of hypochlorite for your wastewater treatment plant?
- A specific dosage rate can be set and only the rate of injection will vary with the flow.
- The chlorine dosing requirements are typically reduced.
- The dechlorination feed rate stabilizes to a steady state, eliminating constant monitoring and adjustment.
- Total coliforms are reduced.
- The discharged effluent has lower chlorine levels than with conventional chlorination.
- A maintainable chlorine residual is produced for reuse applications.
- Long pipelines remain free of biofilm in reuse applications.
- No safety programs, such as the Risk Management Plan (RMP), are required with on-site generation, since hazardous disinfection chemicals are eliminated.
- On-site generation offers operating and maintenance costs that are often lower than chlorine gas and bulk hypochlorite systems.
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