In today's world, there are many different industries that rely on processes that produce large volumes of wastewater containing organic compounds that can be harmful to the environment. Before the wastewater can be discharged into a body of water or sent to a treatment facility for further treatment, it must undergo collection, treatment, and storage operations.
In a typical pretreatment facility, wastewater is collected and neutralized before it is sent to a municipal wastewater plant where it can be further treated through biodegradation. Collection, treatment, and storage systems are specific to the facilities in which they are being used.
The three main types of treatment systems:
- Primary (Mechanical) Treatment
- Secondary (Biological) Treatment
- Tertiary Treatment
Treatment operations will vary in size and scope depending on the volume and degree of contamination and on the extent of contaminant removal desired.
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Originally published February 14, 2017, updated November 3, 2021.