Wastewater treatment methods are an extremely important part of keeping our drinking and bathing water clean, but sometimes the traditional methods might not be the most effective. When is it time for a change, if it’s time for a change at all? Is there a better way?
If you’re familiar with traditional types of wastewater treatment, you might say yes. But if you’re new to the topic, we’re going to discuss some of the differences between traditional wastewater treatment methods and Organica treatments.
Traditional wastewater management and treatment plants are fairly large outdoor facilities that, while cleaning our water, still have a lot of adverse qualities. Two of the biggest are the sight and smell of the large, industrial water treatment systems. Not only are they unpleasant, they require huge infrastructure budgets that sometimes are simply not met. It’s estimated that upwards of $180 billion is needed in order to replace or repair U.S. water, wastewater, and storm water systems. Simply put, it’s a very ineffective system that’s currently in place. Although it cleans our water, it’s neither sustainable nor economically stable.
The issue of water treatment in urban areas was, and still is, abundantly clear. So Organica Water developed a creative solution that not only eliminates the sight and smell of wastewater treatment facilities, it creates a more sustainable cycle. The facility uses biofilms on plants and on engineered root systems that filter waste out of water and simultaneously contribute to plant growth inside our facilities. That’s right, the entire process happens in an enclosed space to eliminate the eye- and nose-sore or traditional wastewater treatment plants. In addition, the unique biofilm process results in a significantly smaller infrastructure impact. Without the intense outdoor facilities, there’s almost hardly a need to race against the clock with repairs.
Industrial wastewater treatment has needed an improvement for a long time now, and it’s clear that there are incredible differences when you simply think outside of the box. Organica treatment could certainly mark a new era in the way we treat wastewater.
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