What is process water? It's broadly defined as water used in industry, manufacturing processes, power generation, and similar applications.
Having the required quantity and quality of water to be used throughout the facility is a critical element to ensuring uptime and product consistency.
With a foundational understanding of “what is process water,” one can now start to explore the specific process water requirements of various industries and plants. These can vary enormously. Process water is usually sourced from surface water, groundwater, municipal, or some combination of these water sources. In many cases, the water from these sources needs to be treated to remove contaminants and minerals to protect equipment and ensure consistent conditions for end-products. Water is therefore treated using a variety of process water technologies depending on the feed water, final water quality, and volume requirements.
Veolia is experienced in providing and servicing process water technologies designed to meet these needs, including the production of high-quality process water from a range of feed water sources and significantly reducing water consumption.
What is Process Water Used For?
Here are just a few examples of industrial process water use:
Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries: process water is required that continuously meets stringent regulatory and environmental requirement
Food and beverage industries: flexible water purification and contaminant removal systems support the need for an ingredient water source
Chemical and petrochemical industries: process water is used for cooling tower systems, makeup water and blowdown treatment systems
Automotive industry: vehicle production plants have a high demand for process water of known quality
Common Process Water Systems and Technologies Include:
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