Waste Reduction Strategies

Koch meets the toughest challenges in wastewater treatment by combining engineering innovation with field-proven answers. Koch has effective solutions for:

  • Wastewater Treatment Plants_MG_6033
  • Ion Exchange Water Recycling Systems
  • Chromic Acid Recycling
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Ultrafiltration/Nanofiltration Membrane Systems
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • UV Oxidation Systems
  • UV Disinfection Systems
  • EMEW Electrowinning Cells


Industrial Wastewater Recycling

Recycling industrial wastewater can increase profitability while helping to conserve water – an increasingly scarce and expensive commodity.

The wastewater engineers at Koch design treatment systems to suit each client’s particular needs and operating conditions. Our manufacturing group then fabricates the system to your requirements. We deliver a turnkey system that includes all the components required to condition the wastewater for re-use.

Our broad base of experience and knowledge enable Koch to design cost-effective, practical wastewater treatment systems.

Treated wastewater can be used as:

  • Process water
  • Make-up water for:
    • Cooling loops
    • Boilers
    • Fire fighting
    • Washing/rinsing/wash down
  • Process water
  • Non-potable water for:
    • Restrooms
    • Landscape irrigation
    • Decorative water features

Deciding how best to use wastewater begins with a laboratory analysis of the substances present in the water. Koch engineers work with each client to specify the laboratory tests that should be performed. Once that information has been obtained, our engineers and the client:

  • Identify the various ways the water can be used in the specific facility
  • Identify the substances to be removed from the water to make it suitable for each use
  • Determine the process needed to re-condition the wastewater for each use
  • Estimate how much water consumption would be saved by recycling and calculate the annual cost of the water
  • Obtain a cost estimate for the required treatment system
  • Compare the cost savings of reduced water consumption to the capital and operating expenses of the treatment system to determine whether the investment in recycling is cost-effective

Some of the substances that can be removed from wastewater include:

  • Suspended solids
  • Volatile organics
  • Semi-volatile organics
  • Oil and grease
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Metals
  • BOD
  • COD
  • Color
  • Odor
  • Hardness
  • Minerals