Wastewater Treatment It’s the Combination that Does It

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Lanxess offers expertise and technologies for wastewater treatment. The company has recently used a combination of ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis to remove suspended solids from the wastewater of an oil refinery in Italy.

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At its Bitterfeld site, Lanxess produces Lewabrane reverse osmosis membrane elements for the global market.
At its Bitterfeld site, Lanxess produces Lewabrane reverse osmosis membrane elements for the global market.
(Source: Lanxess)

The combined process was used to remove suspended solids (total suspended solids - TSS) and borate from the wastewater of an oil refinery in Apulia, southern Italy, making it available for reuse within the process. The solids can be completely removed, while the borate content falls by around 97 %. The low-pressure process also requires a relatively low investment required and has low energy consumption.

The removal of harmful or troublesome trace elements as completely as possible during water treatment is more important today than ever before and is also indispensable for responsible wastewater management. Ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) can be combined perfectly to treat wastewater flows containing suspended solid matter, states the firm.

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