Wastewater treatment processes have several different names, but they all have the same goal: to remove or reduce pollutants and pathogens found in sewage (such as bacteria, viruses, chemicals, etc.). The process incorporates some activities as illustrated in the video,” Wastewater Treatment | Flow Equalization.”
The first one is odor control. The odors in wastewater harm aquatic life and can make humans sick.
Wastewater treatment facilities take steps to reduce or eliminate the odors present in wastewater. In some cases, such as when it reaches sewage treatment plants, the smells are eliminated or reduced enough that they no longer pose a health risk for people or animals in contact with the wastewater.
The second is flow equalization. Wastewater is often more concentrated than the water it flows into, which requires wastewater treatment processes to adjust its flow.
Flow equalization and wastewater storage tanks are vital components of wastewater treatment. These two steps remove the pollutants and pathogens in wastewater, making it safe to be released into a natural environment (such as the ocean) or stored as treatment effluent (like in a water treatment facility).
Wastewater treatment processes are efficient and effective methods of removing the harmful contaminants in sewage. Flow equalization and wastewater storage tanks are two critical components in the wastewater treatment process, which help individuals minimize pollution and ensure the safety of the natural environment.