Get a specialist treatment strategy to stay on the right side of the law and avoid damage to the environment.
Metals released into the environment from liquid waste that isn’t treated properly can have a toxic effect on plants, animals and humans.
Metals won’t necessarily be physically visible in your liquid waste. So you must have an effective effluent sampling system in place to detect them. To avoid consent compliance issues it is essential to address the presence of these metals before the effluent is sampled.
Any business found to be releasing metals into the sewer above their consented level faces prosecution and significant fines from Scottish Water.
Business Stream can deal with the difficulties of disposing of effluent contaminated with metals on your behalf. We’ll first analyse your trade effluent to see exactly which metals are present. Then we’ll conduct a waste minimisation survey to see where the quantity of metals in your liquid waste can be reduced through improved processes.
The removal of metals from liquid waste is a two-stage process involving chemical precipitation and dissolved air flotation. If your effluent contains a variety of metals, multi-stage pH adjustment can speed up the process of precipitation. This is because each metal has an optimum pH level at which it precipitates best.
Our trade effluent plant hire can provide you with the relevant plant needed to remove metals from your liquid waste. If your needs are ongoing, Business Stream can design, operate, build and pilot an on-site treatment plant to deal with metals removal.