Effluent Treatment

No two effluent streams are the same


Effluent Treatment

Pulsonic Technologies understand Trade Effluent Waste!

No two effluent streams are the same; from food, to dairy,
to abattoirs, to renderers to chemical industries, they all present a different
challenge but importantly they all generate considerable effluent bills for
industry and trade effluent bills in the future are going to continue to rise
dramatically.

By installing a trade effluent plant in your factory you can
save considerable amounts of money from your effluent bills and send out the
message that you are a green, environmentally aware company. Why give the water
companies your money to treat your effluent when you can treat it locally
yourself at much lower cost? As a rule of thumb, if you are spending over
£70,000 per annum on trade effluent bills you can recover the cost of
installing an effluent plant in 12 to 18 months and then enjoy year on year
savings.

 

How are my effluent bills made up?

Your effluent bills are calculated using a formula called
the “Mogden Formula”. The Mogden formula has two variable charges and several
fixed charges.  Basically the Mogden
formula gives a measure of the cost per cubic metre to treat your effluent at
the treatment works. The fixed charges are agreed between each Water Company and
the Regulator OFFWAT and will vary throughout the country, and there is nothing you can do about these. The variable charges are COD (Chemical Oxygen
Demand) and total solids content. By far the highest proportion of your bill
(approximately 65%) is made up of COD, with about 10% made up of your solids
content. You can do something about these!

 

How can I reduce my bills

COD is a measure of the amount of oxygen stripped from your
effluent as it decays. By installing a treatment plant you can substantially
reduce the COD content of your effluent by as much as 50%, thereby giving a
proportionate reduction in your effluent bills. Other measures such as
aeration, reduction in fats, oils and greases by bioremediation, screening off
solids etc all contribute to reducing bills.

Pulsonic Technologies design bespoke treatment plants where
bacterial dosing is used as the primary treatment of the effluent. In designing
a treatment plant, Pulsonic Technologies measure the toxicity of your effluent,
it’s pH values, daily and peak flows, solids content, and a number of other
parameters in order to optimise the plant capacity and calculate cost savings.

Will a treatment plant help me to keep within my consents

Yes! For most companies not only is cost an issue but the
fines that can be imposed by the Water Companies if you break your consent
limits. A treatment plant will ensure that you keep well within your consents
and do not have the constant worry of something going wrong.

 

How is a Treatment Plant Environmentally Green?

Our treatment plants use bioremediation to reduce effluent
pollution rather than chemicals. These bacterial strains are carefully selected
to treat specific effluent types and are all completely natural. A
bioremediation treatment plant simply decays pollution as nature would but at
an accelerated rate. By removing your
effluent pollution at source you are reducing your carbon and pollution
footprint and adding to the eco-system rather than taking it away.

Call us now for a no obligation site visit – If we
can’t save you money we won’t recommend a plant!

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