Industrial water treatment refers to the treatment of raw water or process water in any industrial environment, including manufacturing, chemical processing, boilers, cooling systems, and more. Industrial water treatment systems optimize water quality through a combination of filtration and purification. Industrial water treatment is critical to ensure industrial process efficiency. For example, boiler feed water treatment prevents the build-up of scale deposits on boiler equipment; this ensures maximum heat exchanger efficiency.
Many industrial processes create potentially harmful wastewater. Industrial businesses must treat their process wastewater before discharging it to municipal water systems or the environment. Industrial wastewater treatment regulations ensure that industrial wastewater does not pollute the environment or burden municipal water treatment facilities.
Water quality monitoring is an essential component of most industrial water and wastewater treatment systems. Water quality sensors and instrumentation provide the data required to operate industrial water treatment equipment.