Unit III Project


UNit I project


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The data that is included in the course syllabus must be presented in this initial section. Subsequent units will need to present the estimated changes to that data through the proposed treatment. The proposed treatment should not be included in this introductory section as you have not yet made the selections based on the interactive model.

Heather Frost

Michael C Adams

Columbia Southern University

July 8, 2019















A Proposal for an Industrial Waste Treatment Facility

 Treatment of industrial waste is a key component for any modern day in the modern day. The main motivation being averting the danger posed by industrial waste to the environment (Qasim, 2017).  Many industries use water that is used in various departments for the production of their products. The water that is produced as a result is usually contaminated and considered as a waste product. However, this water can be purified by using various methods to rid it of harmful elements. This makes the water recyclable and fit for human consumption (Higgins, 2017). This paper will seek to develop issues of an industrial waste treatment facility in the context of a municipal.

            The primary purpose of setting up an industrial waste treatment facility is to manage industrial waste from industries within the municipality (Hu, Andrews, Lindstrom, Bruton, Schaider, Grandjean, & Higgins,2016).  There are several processes that will be involved in industrial waste management.  Preliminary, primary, secondary, tertiary as well as disposal are the main process involved.  The industrial waste treatment facility design will revolve around these processes. Tertiary process for removal of pathogens, the secondary process for removal of biological organic components, primary process for removal of suspended components, the preliminary process for removal of physical organic components (Feng, Luo, & Chen, 2015).

 The preliminary process will consist of the following components; screening, the grit chamber, floatation chamber and skimming chamber.  The primary process main task will be to reduce the suspended solids as well as biochemical oxygen demand.  the secondary process will then follow in by removal of biodegradable dissolved and colloidal organic matter using aerobic biological treatment process (Maragkaki, Fountoulakis, Gypakis, Kyriakou, Lasaridi, & Manios, 2017).  The tertiary process will involve De-chlorination and disinfection, reverse osmosis as well as ion exchange.  Disposal of the remainder of waste will involve processes that put the remainder of the waste into a form fit for agricultural use.



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