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How Wastewater Must be Treated Before Being Released

Written by Mike Rumen | February 14, 2017

treatment systemIn 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.

Click below to download our free whitepaper on Treatment System Construction & Installation and learn more about how wastewater must be treated before being released.



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Written by Mike Rumen
Mike Rumen is a Senior Project Manager for Handex. He is responsible for several high profile public sector contracts. Mike has over 12 years of experience in the environmental remediation industry.

Topics: Groundwater Remediation, Field Work, Groundwater Contamination, Environmental Cleanup