Using Heat Exchangers to Treat Wastewater Efficiently

The effort to make operations greener and more eco-friendly is a strong one in most industries. For example, many companies have implemented wastewater treatment processes within their facilities to reduce their overall environmental footprints. While it’s a worthy investment, the technology and systems required to properly treat wastewater can be cumbersome, especially when it comes to the energy costs associated with supplying the heat needed to facilitate the process. In many cases, those costs can be drastically mitigated with the help of custom thermal solutions such as heat exchangers.

The need for efficient wastewater treatment

Many different manufacturing processes can produce and release toxins and harmful substances into a company’s water. Before the water can be utilized for other purposes or released back into surrounding rivers or streams, it must be thoroughly treated to eliminate those substances and the threats they can pose to the surrounding area. In order to effectively treat the wastewater, microbes must be introduced that target and eliminate harmful ones, and neutralize toxins that could pollute the environment. Because the treatment process must often be performed continuously, the efficiency with which it can be accomplished can directly impact a company’s productivity, efficiency, and overhead.

How heat exchangers approach thermal management

Heat exchangers have had a significant on most applications that require advanced thermal management, and wastewater treatment is no exception. Heat exchangers are designed to transfer heat at high volumes, most often as an electrical cooling solution for applications of all sizes. They do this by utilizing an eco-friendly cooling fluid with high latent heat of vaporization (such as water) that can absorb waste heat and transfer it without notable rises in temperature within the electrical enclosure. In typical operations, the fluid will dissipate the heat into a dispensary unit, such as a heat sink. However, it can also be utilized to provide necessary heat for processes such as wastewater treatment.

The benefits of repurposing electrical waste heat

Using heat exchangers to provide heat for wastewater treatment offers companies a number of significant advantages; one of the most notable of which is the reduced reliance on an additional energy source. Lower energy costs mean companies can maintain optimal productivity and efficiency, and optimal wastewater treatment results, with minimal risks of over-investing. For more information about using heat exchangers to wastewater more efficiently, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.