Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Sustainable & economical wastewater treatment systems. Technologies for safe, environmentally compliant wastewater treatment systems and sewage treatment plant operations.

Technologies for safe, environmentally compliant wastewater treatment systems and sewage treatment plant operations.

What is Industrial Wastewater Treatment?

Industrial wastewater treatment is the process of removing organic and inorganic contaminants from effluent generated by industrial sites. The treated water can either be released into the environment, discharged to sewer or reused in plant processes.

Why treat industrial wastewater?

There are many environmental and economic reasons to treat wastewater produced by industrial sites, such as:

•    Environmental protection: release fewer harmful pollutants into ecosystems
•    Compliance with discharge standards: avoid costly fines or plant closure
•    Lower waste disposal costs: save money by reusing treated water and reducing waste volumes
•    Lower water supply costs: save money by reusing treated water and reducing reliance on scarce freshwater supplies
•    Income generation: produce biogas (through anaerobic digestion) to inject to the grid
•    Corporate citizenship: boost company PR in a time of growing ecological concerns

How can industrial wastewater be treated?

Industrial effluents are diverse, containing different types and amounts of contamination. This means wastewater treatment processes must be adapted to fit each industry and plant.

Veolia Water Technologies offers a range of tailored industrial wastewater treatment systems for all major industries, such as food & beverage, automotive, mining, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and power. Technologies include:

•    Anaerobic wastewater treatment: breaks down organic contaminants using anaerobic microorganisms
•    Aerobic wastewater treatment: breaks down organic contaminants using oxygen and aerobic microorganisms
•    Clarification: removes suspended solids and flocs (particles) by allowing them to settle
•    Evaporation: separates contaminants to produce concentrated steam
•    Filtration: removes impurities using a semi-permeable membrane
•    Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF): separates suspended solids, oils and grease from wastewater

Want to find out more about industrial wastewater treatment systems? Fill in the form at the bottom of the page and one of our wastewater experts will be in touch.

A Veolia-patented high-performance water clarifier for municipal and industrial water treatment.

The filter offers a large filtering area in a small footprint for municipal effluent polishing and industrial water reuse.

A biological wastewater treatment solution combining activated sludge and moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) processes for nitrogen removal.

An ecological and economic wastewater odour-control system for a healthier environment.


Our teams of industry experts work with you to supply the water technologies and services you need to overcome challenges in your market.

Delivering compliant process and waste to recovery water for pharmaceutical/cosmetic needs.

Delivering ingredient water and waste to resource services in the food and beverage industry.

Water treatment for the automotive industry to ensure business continuity and operational control.

Optimising quality, waste to energy and water treatment for chemicals/petrochemicals industries.

Water Treatment Technologies

Our wide range of technologies has been developed as a result of our team of technical experts closely following market trends and demands.

Forming a barrier using water filtration treatment processes, physically separating solids from water.

Clarification water treatment that separates particles in suspension from clear water using gravity.

Aerobic wastewater treatment systems that produce high-quality secondary effluent for safe discharge

A proven and energy-efficient method to treat industrial wastewater.

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