What Exactly Is Zero Liquid Discharge, Anyway? with Saltworks Technologies CEO Ben Sparrow

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Saltworks Technologies CEO Ben Sparrow joins us to explore wastewater treatment processes and specifically zero liquid discharge systems. Ben does a great job walking us through the steps of the industrial wastewater treatment process and identifying instances that are ripe for zero liquid discharge applications.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • What zero liquid discharge is
  • Differences between municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment
  • The discrete steps in industrial wastewater treatment
  • Why industrial wastewater treatment begins prior to primary use
  • Why adding chemicals isn’t always ideal to industrial wastewater treatment
  • Why membranes are often the beset and lowest cost option for industrial wastewater treatment
  • The point at which industrial wastewater treatment begins to dramatically increase in cost
  • How wastewater treatment can actually be a profit center
  • How the water-energy nexus is impacted in the industrial wastewater treatment process
  • Uses for waste heat in the treatment process
  • The economics of zero liquid discharge and near zero liquid discharge

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