The steel and metallurgy industries are capital intensive. The global market is prone to cyclical variations, so the UK industry must be competitive in terms of both cost and quality. Components using powder metallurgy production technology play an important role in various industries and are used in a broad range of applications across the globe, including automotive, electrical and electronic industries amongst others.
The steel industry handles large volumes of water during production and the cooling process. The metallurgy industry uses smaller quantities of water, but is subject to more stringent quality criteria for process water.
Water treatment solutions for the production of process water and the treatment of effluent, alongside reducing wastewater treatment costs and improving pollutant removal efficiency are key factors for this industry. Solutions are required to achieve optimum process performance and environmental objectives, throughout the water cycle.
Our advanced technologies present viable solutions for manufacturers in terms of wastewater and waste management and the environment. We are focussed on improving production processes, reducing the consumption of raw materials, water and energy, reducing costs and ensuring overall business activities are in line with environmental objectives.
Our expertise includes:
- Leak detection & pipe condition assessment
- Waste to Energy solutions
- Wastewater treatment
- Water quality & biosafety services
- Design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants
- Water resource optimisation
WATER, CARBON FOOTPRINT
The water footprint (WF) is an essential indicator to calculate sustainability in the use of natural resources by humans.
Many organisations are conscious of their carbon footprint and are actively trying to reduce it. Although saving energy is an obvious strategy, saving water is also very effective due to the energy used in water treatment processes. Therefore Aqualogy provide both water and carbon efficiency audits.
Water efficiency audits provide bespoke plans for water savings and to minimise costs, without losing process efficiency and effectiveness.
Analysis of an organisation’s carbon footprint covers everything from the study and development of a procedure for establishing greenhouse gas emissions, to the planning and management to reduce these. It includes all the activities and infrastructures associated with the complete water cycle
TREATMENT AND REUSE: PROCESS WATER
Water scarcity and the need for proper management pose serious challenges for water intensive industries.
Treating wastewater streams to allow reuse in industrial processes creates a sustainable and more efficient process management method. With the aim of optimising water consumption, Aqualogy conducts studies and undertakes projects to optimise the various water flows within the manufacturing process.
With a comprehensive understanding of the uses of water in manufacturing plants and the needs of production processes, we can make proposals and deliver measures to improve, optimise and reduce the consumption of water and associated scopes (energy, chemical reagents and sludge management).
We offer a wide range of applications that treat and reuse process water, all while maximizing treatment capacity, reducing VOC emissions, improving safety and reducing costs.
Aqualogy provide a full range of environmental and analytical services covering all water management needs. Operating throughout the UK, we are specialists in:
- Analytical control of water quality
- Quality management of process waters and discharges
- Environmental consultancy and monitoring
- Cleaning and maintenance of internal networks
- Environmental management systems
OPTIMISATION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER PROCESS
For the metallurgy industry to comply with legislations applied to their industry they require efficient water, wastewater and effluent treatment processes.
Aqualogy provide bespoke solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs to not only reduce operational costs but increase efficiency and improve levels of environmental performance. These services include:
- Analysis of existing processes and water usage
- Identifying methods to reduce costs
- Process optimisation using integrated solutions
- Improving environmental performance
LEAK DETECTION & PIPE CONDITION ASSESMENT
To improve network performance Aqualogy provide leak detection services. These innovative solutions have been developed as an accurate and efficient alternative to conventional acoustic methods.
Saving time and resources the leak detection technology does not interrupt the network and is designed to be delivered quickly and efficiently on site.
DESIGN, BUILD, O&M WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS
Our capabilities include the overall project management, design and build of wastewater treatment plants, and tertiary treatments for reuse and reverse osmosis desalination plants.
Using our latest technologies we can ensure the optimisation of various process and compliance with the latest regulations by ensuring analysis and control of water quality.
Our focus in the design stage is to identify methods to reduce the overall energy consumption and provide methods to accurately manage sludge, waste, brine and by-products generated in the treatment process.