How waste water treatment solutions in the manufacturing industry can encourage sustainable development

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Posted on August 23, 2021 by

An insight into waste water treatment solutions, how they are positively impacting the environment, and the manufacturing industry.

The way we act and consider the impact of wastewater on the environment is changing as a result of waste water treatment solutions.

Large volumes of waste are produced as a result of intensive manufacturing activities, including from metal finishing processes. The waste water generated causes major environmental issues when it is disposed of. As a result, new waste water treatment solutions are emerging and being manufactured to help encourage sustainable development across the industries and use waste water responsibly as a valuable resource.

ActOn Finishing actively uses waste water treatment solutions and encourages our clients to do so, to benefit the overall sustainability of the manufacturing industry.

What are waste water treatment solutions?

An insight into waste water treatment solutions, how they are positively impacting the environment, and the manufacturing industry.

Waste water is essentially used water. It includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals often from the home, agriculture, or industrial workplaces. The waste water process is to remove any impurities from the water and convert it to an effluent that can be recycled back into the water cycle. Once returned to the cycle, the effluent has a low environmental impact or can be reused for a variety of purposes.

Waste water treatment solutions at ActOn Finishing focus on treating and recirculating wastewater for industrial purposes through a series of specialist machinery. A variety of products are available for this process, all with the purpose of encouraging a responsible environmental consciousness.

How are they important for sustainable development? 

An insight into waste water treatment solutions, how they are positively impacting the environment, and the manufacturing industry.

Waste water should be viewed as a valuable resource which can be used to extract energy and nutrients, as well as a source of additional water. Here are some of the environmental benefits:

Waste reduction – The amount of waste that is typically released into the environment is reduced as a result of waste water treatment solutions, therefore increasing the environment’s health. 

Production of power – As it contains a considerable amount of biodegradable material, the sludge collected during the treatment process is also treated. It’s processed with anaerobic bacteria in an environment that allows the anaerobic microorganisms to grow without oxygen. A substantial amount of methane is extracted from the gas produced during the digestion process and therefore burned to generate power.

Reduces chemical fertilisers – Any biodegradable material that remains after the waste water process is dried before being used as natural fertiliser. The natural fertiliser is then used in agriculture to boost crop yields. This reduces the usage of chemical fertilisers, which contaminate the marine and surface ecosystems in the area.

What waste water treatments do ActOn Finishing offer?


As a responsible action toward the environment, ActOn Finishing recommends having a proper waste water treatment solution in place, simplifying recycling in particular applications and reducing processing costs.

When it comes to waste water treatment solutions, ActOn Finishing offers batch and automatic centrifuges, paper band filters, settlement tanks with or without pumps, and effluent treatment consumables. Each treatment has the same sustainability aim, but each product has a distinct method of accomplishing it.

Each piece of machinery offers durable water treatment systems with intelligent design, high quality materials and strong industry knowledge. ActOn Finishing’s water waste treatment solutions include recirculation tanks and settling tanks for processing smaller amounts of wastewater. All of which have user-friendly control systems with easy-to-access chambers for sludge cleaning and auto functioning, requiring minimal supervision. 

As a result, these machines can be successfully applied in industrial workplaces to encourage sustainable development. 

We hope this blog has given you an insight into the waste water treatment industry. If you would like to discover more or have any queries regarding our waste water treatment solutions then get in touch with our friendly team, we’ll be happy to help.

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