Many people probably don’t consider where our fresh water comes from. Even though it feels like an infinite resource, it is not. Our ability to receive clean, uncontaminated water depends on the success of wastewater treatment facilities. Therefore, it is important for these facilities to use equipment that enhances productivity and efficiency.
What is wastewater treatment?
Wastewater treatment is a process used to convert wastewater into an effluent (outflowing of water to a receiving body of water) that can be returned to the water cycle with minimal impact on the environment. The pollutants in the wastewater are removed or broken down in facilities called wastewater treatment plants, or sewage treatment plants.
Why treat wastewater?
Being that wastewater is used water, such as water from sinks, showers, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers, and stormwater runoff from roads, it is necessary that this water gets purified before returning to the environment. Polluted water can kill plants and animals that live in or rely on this water to survive. In addition to this, humans are also extremely dependent on clean water sources, and it is imperative to our health that water is properly sanitized in order to prevent disease and other harmful health effects.
How does the wastewater get purified?
The wastewater gets purified through several intricate processes. These processes entail removing the bacteria and other pollutants from the water by using separators, filters, gates, tilting weirs, and valves. This is where electric actuators can help. Electric actuators provide easy, maintenance-free solutions for movement in these kinds of applications. They help effectively control the flow of wastewater in these treatment plants.
For more information on how electric actuation can improve wastewater treatment facilities, please contact your local office.