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Controlling Pollution with Liquid Waste Treatment: Part 2

In part-1 of this blog series, we went over the primary types of wastewater, domestic and industrial. In part-2, we will be going over the various treatment methods for liquid waste. There are two main types of liquid waste treatment: primary and secondary.

Primary liquid waste treatment focuses on reducing solids and organic material to limit pollution. Once treated, the purified water is discharged to surface water or groundwater reserves.

Secondary wastewater treatment methods remove toxic substances and dissolved matter from liquids. This more advanced approach to liquid waste treatment involves the use of physical, biological, and chemical methods to remove toxins and harmful substances from wastewater. While the treated water may be clean, the substances removed from the water or created by the water treatment process still need management. Some residual substances, known as sludges or biosolids, may be safe enough to dispose of in a landfill or used as fertilizer. Other residuals are more harmful – the only way to deal with these pollutants is to incinerate them.

A liquid waste incinerator at a regulated medical waste treatment facility renders infectious waste harmless. Hazardous chemical waste, as defined by the EPA, requires proper storage, transportation, and incineration by federally permitted storage, transportation, and incineration facilities.

Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) use special incinerators to burn chemicals at high enough temperatures to break the chemicals into their individual components, such as water and carbon dioxide. Harmless water vapor is released into the environment. Carbon dioxide, heavy metals, and other potentially harmful are removed for further processing. The incinerators TSDFs use can be expansive and take up quite a bit of real estate.

Manufacturers, hospitals, and other industries also use liquid waste incinerators, but these furnaces must meet tighter specifications. These liquid waste disposal systems must be able to treat various volumes of wastewater, depending on the quantity and makeup of the water, and do so in a limited amount of space.

Baker Furnace offers state-of-the-art industrial liquid waste incinerators for liquid waste treatment and liquid waste management. Industry professionals rely on Baker Furnace’s liquid waste incinerators to handle nearly any type of liquid, including petrochemical waste, oil refinery waste, low CV (Calorific Value), high COD (chemical oxygen demand), liquid chemical waste, liquid ink waste, dyes waste and many more. Designed to suit various volumes of industrial waste, Baker Furnace’s liquid waste disposal systems have process flow rates of up to 400 gallons per hour and can meet the most stringent application and installation space requirements for nearly every industry that uses water.

Visit the Baker Furnace website to learn more about the types of liquid waste incinerators available. Be sure to check back next month for our next blog post. Follow Baker Furnace on social media to stay up to date with company and industry news (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).