Water purification, as well as water reclamation, play a crucial role in various industrial sectors nowadays. In many fields of application, water is used, or better “reused” – due to its preciosity as a natural element for urban, agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes.
Focusing on industrial and environmental uses, considerable quantities of freshwater can be saved by reusing wastewater. The purpose of treating water is to sustain recycling, reduce environmental pollution, support renewable energies, and improve production.
The industrial uses concern processing and cooling water, recirculating cooling towers, washdown and aggregation, soil compaction, and dust control.
The environmental uses concern stream augmentation, aquifer recharge, wetlands, marshes, supporting wildlife habitat, and silviculture.