Industrial Waste Water Recovery and Reuse Technologies

  • ID: 4449243
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 74 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Technologies Designed for Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse Enable Industries to Reduce Fresh Water Consumption

In the view of increasing industries and the limited availability of water resources for various operations in the industries, there is a rising need to adopt sustainable water management practices by water-hungry industries. The way forward to develop sustainability, by reducing the dependency on external resources for water, is to adopt wastewater reuse and recovery technologies. The wastewater that is released from the industries is subjected to a series of treatment processes to make the treated water fit for reuse. Direct release of wastewater with no or little treatment into the water bodies nearby will result in environmental contamination.

The treatment of industrial wastewater is important to comply with the stringent discharge limits framed by regulatory bodies around the globe. Wastewater from industries is not only a source of pollution that requires treatment before release, but also a source of water and clean energy (biogas generation using digesters). This research study discusses the potential for industrial wastewater reuse and recovery and the treatment technologies designed to achieve reuse of wastewater to meet strict discharge limits and improve sustainability.

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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Objectives and Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
1.3 Key Findings in Industrial Wastewater Recovery

2.0 Overview of Industrial Wastewater Recovery and Reuse Technologies
2.1 Industrial Wastewater is Loaded With Numerous Complex Contaminants that Can Pollute the Water Bodies if Released Untreated
2.2 Industrial Water Use Could Potentially Increase Many Folds and Hence Wastewater Treatment Enabling Reuse is Vital for Water Security
2.3 Effects of Industrial Wastewater Can Range from Just Physical Alterations To Chronic Effects
2.4 Depending on the Characteristics, Industrial Wastewater is Subjected to Relevant Treatment Technologies
2.5 Stringent Effluent Discharge Limits And Water Scarcity Are Primary Drivers For Industrial Wastewater Recovery and Reuse Technologies
2.6 Drivers Explained
2.7 Ineffectiveness In Enforcement Of Regulations Is The Primary Restraint For Industrial Wastewater Recovery and Reuse Technologies
2.8. Restraints Explained
2.9 Degree of Treatment Required Varies With Specific Industry and the Set of Operations Undergone

3.0 Technologies Enabling Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Recovery3.1 Waste Stabilization Ponds
3.1 Waste Stabilization Ponds Offers Large Surface Areas for Wastewater Reclamation
3.2 Waste Stabilization Ponds - Wastewater Effluent Pretreatment Removes Unnecessary Scum, Which Increases the Efficiency of Secondary Treatment
3.3 Waste Stabilization Ponds - Many Companies have Proprietary Solutions for Effective Wastewater Reclamation and Allows Users to Reuse Wastewater
3.4 Waste Stabilization Ponds - Innovative Prospects Involving Heavy Metals and Micro Pollutant Removal Increases the Quality of Wastewater that can be Reused
3.5 Waste Stabilization Ponds - NA and EU Shows Promising Growth in the Number of Patents Filed With Funding from Government-led Organizations

4.0 Membrane Bioreactors
4.1 Membrane Bioreactors Integrate Secondary and Tertiary Wastewater Treatments, which Enables Lower Footprint of the Treatment Plant
4.2 Corrosion Resistant Membranes in MBRs Offer Effective Treatment of Wastewater
4.3 Stakeholders Designing MBRs Make Sure that the Treated Wastewater is Reused for Various Applications
4.4 Futuristic Prospects Aim at Reducing the Fouling of Membranes, which Effectively Cuts Down the Operational Expenditure
4.5 The US Leads in the Patents Filed and Also Shows Promising Growth in Funding from Government-led Organizations

5.0 Membrane Filtration
5.1 Efficient Effluent Removal Has Been the Driving Factor for Membrane Technology
5.2 Increased Energy Consumption and Operational Costs with Increase of Pressure Applied to the Membrane Process
5.3 Performance of the Filtration Membrane is Dependent not only on the Driving Force, that is, Pressure but also other Operating Parameters
5.4 Polymer-based Membranes Are Widely Used for Filtration due to their Low Cost and Ease of Fabrication
5.5 Fouling is a Key Roadblock for the Widespread Adoption of Membrane Technology for Wastewater Treatment
5.6 Improving Efficiency by Reducing Fouling and Developing Novel Membrane Materials Are the Key Areas of Innovations
5.7 Future Prospects of Membrane Technology for Wastewater Treatment Depend on Robust and Foul-resistant Membranes
5.8 Stakeholders Are High in Number in the US Region for Membrane Technology
5.9 The US Leads the Pack and Australia Shows Promising Growth in the Number of Patents Filed
 
6.0 Adsorption through Activated Carbon
6.1 Activated Carbon is Used for Wastewater Treatment due to the Adsorption Capability of Carbon
6.2 Activated Carbon is Mainly Utilized for Chlorine Removal and Removal of Organic Matter from Industrial Wastewater
6.3 Activated Carbon Has the Potential to Treat Contaminants from a Wide Range of Industrial Wastewater Sources
6.4 Recent Developments in AC Filtration Technology Are Focused on the Integration of Adsorption and Biodegradation of Contaminants
6.5 Future Prospects of Activated Carbon for Wastewater Treatment Depend on Utilization of Reactivated Carbon
6.6 Stakeholders in Activated Carbon Technology for Industrial Wastewater Treatment also Provide Reactivation Services for Industries
6.7 The US Leads and Australia Shows Promising Growth in Patents Filed and Governments Worldwide Are Providing Grants for Projects and Research Activities

7.0. Ion Exchange Process
7.1 Selection of Ion Exchange Resins Will Be Crucial for Making Wastewater Fit for Reuse
7.2 Additional Removal of Aromatics and Chromium Makes Ion Exchange Processes Ideal for Several Industries
7.3 Active Stakeholders Provide a Variety of Ion Exchange Resins for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater
7.4 Novel Ion Exchange Processes Enable Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters with Extreme Inlet Parameters
7.5 Numerous Funding Programs Motivate Stakeholders to Reuse Wastewater through Ion Exchange Processes

8.0 Analysis of Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Recovery Systems
8.1 Industrial Wastewater Effluent Discharge Limits Based on Various Parameters - Snapshot
8.2 Comparison Matrix for Processes Involved in Industrial Wastewater Reuse
8.3 Reuse Application Matrix Based on the Effective Treatment for Wastewaters from Various Industries
8.4 PESTLE Analysis for Wastewater Reuse from Industries

9.0 Growth Opportunities for Industrial Wastewater and Recovery
9.1 Growth Opportunity 1 Recovery of -New Capabilities
9.2 Growth Opportunity 2 Industrial Wastewater Reuse Using MBRs-New Capabilities
9.3 Growth Opportunity 3 Utilization of New Processes-Geographical Expansion
9.4 Growth Opportunity 4 Governmental Involvement-Geographical Expansion

10.0 Analyst Viewpoint
10.1 More Industrial Wastewater Reuse Will Reduce Load on Freshwater Uptake

11.0 Key Patents and Contacts
11.1 Key Patents Covering Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Recovery
11.2 Key Patents Related to Innovative Methods in Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Recovery
11.3 Key Contacts
11.4 Legal Disclaimer

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