Managing the Essentials for Waste Water

Greenby Ariana Smith24 June 2017

Waste water

Ever walked into the office and got agitated because of the foul smell emanating from the drains? Workplace ambience contributes a lot to a worker’s productivity and days like these can put many employees off. Setting up a business is synonymous with taking care of a zillion things simultaneously. It’s not just your market reputation and clientele that you have to look after but also the bare essentials of the inner workings of the office and the systems it requires to be able to efficiently function as a safe environment of work.

Why waste water management?

Waste water treatment is one of the absolute essentials that have to be addressed in any workplace. It involves physical, biological and chemical processes to treat the effluents.

Waste water treatment makes it possible for water to be put to a desirable end means and to efficiently manage water supply. Most small and big industries use decentralized or on-site systems of treating the sewage. It employs various methods to remove contamination like solids, viruses, bacteria, minerals like iron and manganese from the water so that it doesn’t lead to adverse health effects. Processes like settling, filtration, disinfection, and coagulation are used. Rigorous standards in tandem with WHO rules should be put in place.

Health hazards and toxic emergencies can be originating from an unkept sewage tank. Adhering to standard safety requirements are a must. Handling and maintenance of the sewage should be updated. A poorly managed system will cause health troubles to the employee like chemical accidents, acute poisoning, allergies, dermatitis etc.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) are agencies that monitor the wastewater management practices at workplaces and can penalize those firms that do not handle their sewage properly.

According to your line of business, your need for waste water treatment would also change. Differences in the toxicity of the chemicals would require knowledge and hoarding of chemicals to counter and cleanse your sewage pipes and drains. The treatment products would vary from acids, bases, antifreeze, coagulants, defoamers, odor controls, mineral control, and filter aids. Most of the waste water treating agencies give out custom made packages of dry cleansing chemicals in 1 gal, 5 gal, 15 gal, 55 gal and are also willing to blend together any composition of chemicals you are lacking in your office warehouse and provide it to you.

Safe work environment:

The agencies from which you procure chemicals for sewage treatment should have properly packaged and labeled the chemicals as waste water treatment operators are exposed to a variety of hazardous chemical agents. Operators at the workplace should protect themselves from effluents, reagents, acids and the various other chemicals generated during the wastewater processing. The desired end product is a fertile bio-solid that can go straight to the land and be used as manure. The use of proper cleansing agents and chemicals are advisable to get a good end product. So be careful in the agency you choose to associate with for your chemical needs for the best returns!

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Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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