Waste Water Recycling In The Textile Industry

Reduce Discharge Volumes & Recover Up To 90% of Waste Water as Re-Useable Clean Water


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Waste Water Recycling In The Textile Industry

Axium Process has been supplying Water Recycling Membrane Systems to the Wool & Textile industry for over 20 years and has been helping companies to reduce discharge volumes and potentially recover up to 90% of the waste water as re-usable clean water suitable for many industrial applications. Textile Dying and Processing consumes a considerable quantity of fresh high-quality water and the industry is considered one of the world’s major environmental polluters. The effluents discharged are highly contaminated complex mixtures of dyes, chemicals, and other pollutants which are costly to dispose of.

Effluent Treatment

Textile Effluent composition varies with the material being processed and location of the mill, but the main concerns are normally colour, salt, and chemicals. Colour for aesthetic reasons, and toxicity from salt and chemicals that damage the natural balance of life in our rivers and waterways.

Textile industries process three main types of material:

  • Plant Based – cotton, rayon, and linen
  • Animal Based – wool, silk, and mohair
  • Synthetic – nylon, polyester, and acrylic

Textile effluent treatment falls into three main categories:

  • Biological – Bugs reliant on a stable environment, large footprint, difficult to scale up
  • Chemical – Simple, but costly over the long term, environmentally damaging
  • Physical – High up-front capex, economically effective over the long term

All options should be carefully evaluated to ensure the desired outcome is a success.

How Axium’s Water Recycling Systems Can Help You

Axium’s water recycling systems use membrane filtration technology,  which is very well established and is used Worldwide throughout the Wool and Textile industry.   In brief, simple on/off operation contaminants are physically separated from the water with +98% efficiency by Ultrafiltration (UF) Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology.

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Membrane filtration reduces operational costs and overcomes many environmental concerns:

  • Up to 90% of the water normally sent to drain is recovered and can be re-used
  • Soft, crystal-clear, high-quality water will be produced
  • Significantly reduced reliance on local water resources
  • No chemicals are needed to treat the wastewater
  • Heat energy normally lost with the wastewater can be recovered
  • Water security is maintained
  • Potential recovery of salts

Axium’s Water Recycling Systems provide an effective solution

  • Instant start/stop operation
  • Pressure driven process
  • No reliance on biological activity
  • Rapid installation
  • Small footprint
  • Straightforward operation and maintenance
  • Suitable for future expansion
  • Remote monitoring
  • +98% separation efficiency
  • Only 10-20% concentrated waste left for disposal
  • Service and support packages
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