Skip to main content

MANAGEMENT OF WATER IN MANUFACTURING PLANTS

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Given today's economic climate, cost of effluent discharge violations, treatment surcharges by POTW's and the need to be environmentally conscious, manufacturing plant management has to consider water/waste management as an integral part of their operation. As such these water related operations must function to produce high quality product, consistently and reliably, and in a cost-effective manner. Wastewater discharges from manufacturing plants in the United States of America are regulated by federal, state and local ordinances. Complying with these regulations in a cost-effective manner requires a total, plant wide examination of the water and wastewater related systems in the context of a total operation viewpoint. No longer can wastewater treatment be an “isolated derrier operation”.

A strategy for plant wide water management is presented. Key elements of this strategy are: 1) Commitment from management and all plant personnel; 2) understanding of the plants wastewater characteristics; 3) evaluation and execution of in-plant controls to minimize waste production; recycle/reuse and recover water and materials; 4) cost evaluation of options to include capital, operating and life-cycle costs; and 5) selection of appropriate treatment technology to meet effluent discharge requirements.

A listing of treatment technologies is presented with a guide to selection based on constituents to be controlled. The presentation discusses elements of management strategy and three case studies - - 1) A wastewater treatment/recovery system at a Chrysler engine plant in Mexico; 2) a water conservation/treatment system for IBM and 3) pharmaceutical wastewater treatment system in Puerto Rico.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 January 2001

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more