Top 5 Uses for Recycled Wastewater

Across numerous industries, high-quality filtration equipment, like M.W. Watermark’s renowned filter press, is used to treat wastewater before it’s reused. But where exactly might this water go once it’s treated? Here, we’ll explore five common uses for recycled wastewater.

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Water plays a fundamental role in agriculture, as it’s one of the key ingredients to a successful crop. However, there are often challenges that prevent farmers from watering their crops with typical water sources. Droughts, for example, require strict water preservation efforts in order to use what water is available for high-priority applications. Employing treated wastewater offers a helpful alternative for farmers who might otherwise have to deal with serious crop shortages.

Industrial Cooling

Most industrial machinery becomes exceptionally hot when it’s used, and a cooling agent is usually required to help keep this heat from damaging the machine. That’s where recycled wastewater comes into play. The water travels through a cooling system, where it absorbs heat created by the machinery and directs it elsewhere, where it won’t cause damage.

Toilet Flushing

Unsurprisingly, the quality standards for water used for human waste removal aren’t quite as rigid as those in place for drinking water. This makes wastewater the perfect match for waste disposal applications. Toilet flushing is commonly cited in discussions concerning wasteful water use, and recycling water for reuse in those very toilets helps make the system considerably less wasteful as a whole.

Concrete Mixing

The creation of concrete requires a great deal of water, no matter how it’s formulated. Some projects call for high-strength concrete, which requires less water, while others demand concrete that’s less stiff and therefore easier to work with. This involves increased water usage. Fortunately, studies suggest that treated wastewater is just as effective in concrete creation as distilled water, which marks one more area where recycled water can aid in conservation efforts.

Replenishing Wetlands

Recycled wastewater is commonly used to help create constructed wetlands. Sometimes, wastewater is even transported into these areas prior to treatment, as the soil and other elements present can typically treat the water naturally. This simultaneously conserves water and stimulates the development of wildlife.

Start Recycling Water Today

Eager to put your company’s wastewater to good use? There’s no better way to start than with M.W. Watermark’s industrial filtration equipment. Browse our products for more information on what we offer, or contact us today.

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Top 5 Uses for Recycled Wastewater

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