Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Your Common Questions Answered

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In a region where water is precious and often scarce, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a high per capita water consumption rate, has looked into wise strategies to encounter the issue between usage and water source. But how does the UAE maintain this remarkable balance between demand and resources? The answer lies in recycling of waste water, and the decision has already paid off, since most developments with large landscaping areas are using recycled waste water for irrigation, cooling tower make up water is being generated from TSE water and the list goes on.

In this context, industrial wastewater treatment, a cornerstone of sustainable development, has an important role to play.

Let us focus on some of the most pressing frequently asked questions (FAQ’s).

  1. Why is industrial wastewater treatment important in the UAE?

    Treating industrial wastewater is one of our best bets for sustainable development and preserving the environment’s health and beauty.

  2. What challenges are associated with purifying contaminated water for domestic and industrial use?

    The challenges include the time-consuming and costly nature of the process. However, the benefits in terms of sustainability and a cleaner environment are immeasurable.

  3. How does the wastewater treatment process work?

    Wastewater treatment is a multi-stage process. It begins with screening to reduce suspensions, control Odors and remove impurities, followed by primary settling and the degradation of organic loads using biological processes. The down stream processes include fine filtration, disinfection and sludge treatment.

  4. What are the key benefits of wastewater treatment?

    Wastewater treatment reduces waste, conserves resources, and mitigates pollution. It can also be used to produce energy by using anaerobic digesters and offers the potential for a greener environment.

  5. How does wastewater treatment optimize water-based processes in industries?

    Wastewater treatment is essential for industries to minimize operational costs and environmental risks. The recycling of waste water provides a reliable source of water for various industrial processes, including cooling, heating, cleaning, and rinsing, while eliminating harmful substances from the water.

  6. Who benefits from wastewater treatment?

    Every industry benefits from wastewater treatment, but certain sectors with high water demand, such as dairy, food processing, and iron and steel industries, find treated water particularly advantageous. It not only saves them money but also reduces their environmental impact by reusing water in their processes, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable world.

  7. What environmental benefits does wastewater treatment offer to the UAE and the world?

    Wastewater treatment in the UAE and globally provides significant environmental benefits by extending the life of groundwater, safeguarding human health, and mitigating pollution. It also reduces energy consumption by producing valuable energy from wastewater products and by-products and contributes to a greener environment through the repurposing of bio-waste as fertilizer. This process ultimately leads to a cleaner, more sustainable world.


The UAE, despite its water challenges, stands as a shining example of how industrial wastewater treatment can lead the way towards sustainable development. It offers countless benefits, from waste reduction to energy production and fertilizer generation. With every industry embracing these practices, we move closer to a greener, cleaner, and more responsible world.

Emvees to Assist!

Emvees, with its well-established reputation, excels in the planning, supply, installation, and commissioning of industrial wastewater treatment plants for diverse streams. Their portfolio encompasses a wide array of treatment methods, including DAF, anaerobic, aerobic/biological, physicochemical, and membrane treatments.

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