WHY THE NEED FOR WATER FILTRATION
Water purification is the removal of contaminants from raw untreated or effluent water in order to produce drinking water that is pure enough industrial re-use or for human consumption. Substances that are removed during the process include parasites (such as Giardia or Cryptosporidium), bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, minerals (including toxic metals such as Lead, Copper etc.), and man-made chemical pollutants.
Many contaminants can be dangerous—but depending on the quality standards required, these harmful substances can be removed to improve the water’s smell, taste, and appearance. Many environmental and cost considerations affect the location and design of water purification plants. Groundwater is cheaper to treat, but aquifers usually have limited output and can take thousands of years to recharge. Even natural spring water, considered safe for all practical purposes in the 1800s – must now be tested before determining what kind of treatment is needed.
Wastewater treatment processes include processing technologies for separating physical, chemical and biological contaminants and pathogens from discarded wastewater; treating sludge and controlling aquatic odours to extract the full value from wastewater resources.
By refining discarded effluent, municipalities and industries can reduce reliance on increasingly undependable natural water sources, and instead produce environmentally benign effluent and solid waste (treated sludge) that can be re-used for a variety of applications.
This helps to lower and control capital costs, reduce operational carbon footprint and enhance sustainability to preserve the environment. Each Waste water purification plant is designed to the specifications of the industry and plant in question.
Water filtration solutions specific for the required filtration and treatment processes and harsh conditions found at mining sites have been specifically formulated. It is mandatory to have the filtration systems and processes in place so as to ensure minimal damage to the environment. The ability to supply drinking water from any contaminated water source, and to ensure that the water used in the mining processes does not hinder the results of mining efforts or cause damage to machinery.
The unique water requirements in the manufacturing, production and processing industry are completely understood and provided for. From reverse osmosis and water sterilisation systems, to filtration, water descaling and softening all in a well thought out and optimally designed solution can be provided cost effectively.
Providing livestock with healthy drinking water and ensuring crops are irrigated with quality water allowing for optimal growth. Natural bacterial applications to soil can also increase crop yield and strength. Mobile water systems are invaluable in agricultural applications. Having a mobile water system to supply drinkable water from an available water source will allow for clean drinking water at any location on the farm.
Bottling plants are a great way to save money and to ensure pclean drinking water on site. Bottling plants which are compact and efficient, and are capable of offering 3000ltr/hr of bottled water. The bottling plants can also be adapted to incorporate reverse osmosis, remineralisation, sparkling or flavoured water.
- Hospitality and Tourism
The systems and water treatment processes we offer will ensure appliances last longer, drinking water is cleaner and that water is softer. Electronic de-scalers assist in removing deposits such as lime scale left on taps and inside the pipes of your hotel. This ensures a healthier water system, easier cleaning of bathrooms and automatically softens water which is in turn healthier to drink, better for human skin and expands the lifespan of appliances.
- Eliminate Waste Water Discharge Compliance fines
Water concentrations exceeding wastewater discharge compliance limits can be costly to companies that dispose of such. The customer faces fines and possible revocation of their discharge permit.
- Environment Friendly
The filtration process enables copper recovery for recycling rather than being disposed of to landfill. This limits the customer’s environmental liability and ensuring wastewater discharge compliance. Reusing and recycling alternative water is a key part of reducing the pressure on our water resources and the environment.
- Heat Recovery
Water costs and water shortage aids in encouraging a number of industries to look at wastewater recovery, treatment, and recycling. Keeping heated water from being dumped down the drain in order to alleviate rising energy costs has become an important part of wastewater recycling efforts.
- Reduced Reliance on Municipal Supply
Cape Towns recent drought is testament to the need to provide for an alternate water resource for manufacturing and production processes.
- Water for Irrigation
Properly treated grey water serves as an effective irrigation mechanism.
The water conservation hierarchy
Large Scale Filtration systems are capable of functioning with flow rates of 5000ltr/hr and upwards. Their main purpose is for sterilisation, purification and filtration. They are built to specification and as such work out cost effective as a complete solution versus an individual component based purchase. Various sizes are available from small to heavy duty Industrial applications. Monthly consumables are also available for supply with our systems and solutions. Reverse osmosis systems are a cost effective and essential part of an industrial water recycling system, as they ensure dissolved solids are effectively removed from water. This system is becoming more widely utilised in industrial applications to ensure waste water is properly maintained.
Water sterilisation removes and inhibits the growth of microorganisms, ozone and chlorine amongst other bacteria and organisms. This is essential not only for drinking water, but also for ensuring that water is clean, and not tainted by the harmful natural processes which water undergoes when it comes into contact with other minerals, gases and elements. Filtration systems become important when there is a need to re-use and ensure waste water is properly filtered for further reuse. Harmful pathogens which cause disease are removed. Secondary water can be used for processes that do not require potable water. Quality (partially cleaned) water can be used in multiple industrial applications safely. Any piping and machinery used for water applications is subject to damage and corrosion by hard water. Electronic Descaling and water softening will prevent damage to the machinery and pipelines. Prevent the problem, rather than having to fix it later.
- Custom made and fit for purpose Water Filtration Systems
- Mobile Water Stations
- Rainwater Harvesting and Storage
- Reverse Osmosis
- Water Sterilization
- Descaling Solutions
- Turnkey Bottling Plants
- Containerised Water Treatment Plants
- Coming soon – Biofilter solutions