Water

Proprietary Water Treatment Technology

Applied Technology

TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN SOLUTIONS

Veolia’s portfolio of proprietary water treatment technologies includes over 350 solutions that we can draw from to  manage, optimize and recover water and wastewater for industrial operations. Our all-encompassing range of technologies, combined with our operational experience, is dedicated to increasing the value of water and wastewater resources.  Our technologies provide unrivaled flexibility and solutions for physical/chemical processes, biological treatment, anaerobic wastewater treatment, filtration and separation, extraction, evaporation and crystallization, mobile water treatment, treatment chemicals and membrane-based solutions. To learn more, visit our sister company's website, Veolia Water Technologies.

Some of the most well-known technologies in our portfolio include:

Anaerobic Treatment
The principle of anaerobic treatment is the utilization of anaerobic bacteria (biomass) to convert organic pollutants or COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) into biogas in an oxygen free environment.The energy-rich biogas can then be used in the plant process (for boiler-feed and in generators) to produce "green" electricity and heat. Learn more about anaerobic treatment technologies here
ACTIFLO®: State-of-the-Art Clarification Process

Industrial companies seek ways to reduce water treatment costs in order to remain competitive and meet increasingly stringent environmental standards. This covers just about all business activities, including boiler and cooling tower water, removal of suspended solids and heavy metals, treatment and recycling of industrial effluents and other activities.  Finding an effective, sustainable, cost-effective system is essential to strengthening bottom-line performance.

ACTIFLO® is ideally suited for industrial water and wastewater applications. It has reduced costs, increased operating efficiency and improved system reliability for customers in all industrial market segments.

With ACTIFLO® water is flocculated with microsand and polymer in a Turbomix™ draft tube reactor. The unique characteristics of the resulting microsand ballasted flocs allow for clarifier designs with very short hydraulic residence times, high rise rates and extremely compact system footprints that are up to 50 times smaller than other clarification processes of similar capacity.
 
ACTIFLO


Veolia’s ACTIFLO® clarification process meets a variety of industrial process water needs, whether a client wants to demineralize its boiler water, remove silica or engage in water softening. To meet environmental standards, clients use ACTIFLO® to remove BOD and COD and heavy metals, as well as dispersed and emulsified oil and grease and more than 95% of total phosphorous in tertiary polishing. Moreover, clients can find effective treatment of industrial effluents which they can recycle back to production.
 
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AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR Technology Aids in Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Companies today are looking to control their water treatment costs and still meet rigorous environmental standards. This applies to new plants and older facilities that deal with sludge removal, ammonia removal and related issues. They want a flexible, easy-to-use system for pre-treatment, post-treatment, or as a final polishing step. Veolia has developed its patented  AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR technology to meet a range of industrial water treatment needs.  The solutions from this technology are flexible in terms of treatment options and easy to operate, whether in a new plant or as an upgrade at an existing treatment facility.

Veolia’s AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR technology is based on the biofilm principle, with an active biofilm growing on small specially designed plastic carriers that are kept suspended in the reactor. The technology uses the advantages of both activated sludge and other biofilm systems (e.g. biofilters, biorotors, etc.) without being restrained by their disadvantages.
MBBR
Veolia’s MBBR technology is feasible for both industrial and municipal wastewater and is used for organic removal, nitrification and denitrification. The flexibility of the AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR makes it an ideal solution for new plants or the upgrade of old plants.
 
To learn more, visit: http://www.veoliawaterst.com/mbbr/en/
HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization: Innovative Process Solutions

In order to remain competitive, industrial clients remain focused on improving productivity and meeting  fiscal, production and environmental objectives. That includes implementing innovative process designs for recovering by-products and making the most efficient use of their water resources. For over 85 years, HPD® evaporation and crystallization technology has helped clients meet  business and environmental objectives  by providing systems that recover valuable products and by-products, reuse/recycle valuable water resources and reduce effluent volume through unique evaporation and crystallization process design and technology.

Veolia’s HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies are recognized as world-leading innovative process designs with expertise in nearly all industrial applications. They are uniquely present in all major industrial segments, with successful installations in these markets globally, often as "first-of-its-kind" applications and processes. Moreover, a state-of-the-art research and testing facility allows application of Veolia’s extensive experience to commercialize new processes that solve issues unique to each industry.

HPD Accordion

Veolia has more than 800 installations in more than 30 countries with evaporation and crystallization systems providing critical industrial process that produce pure products from natural deposits, recover by-products from waste streams, concentrate dilute stream and provide volume reduction and water recovery for environmental benefits.

To learn more, visit: http://www.veoliawaterst.com/hpdevaporation/en/

OPUS® Technology Answers Industrial Water Issues
Mining operations, oil/gas production and other industries rely on feed water for multiple processes. As such, they must find cost-effective solutions to reduce hardness, achieve desalination and remove metals and suspended solids.  Doing so economically not only lowers costs, but it also enhances their output in a sustainable manner.
 
Veolia has developed OPUS® and OPUS® II technologies which involve multiple treatment processes, chemical softening and CeraMem® ceramic membrane ultrafiltration technology used in a range of industrial and energy applications.
 

Veolia’s OPUS® technology employs a reverse osmosis process operated at an elevated pH. The original design combines a proprietary high-rate chemical softening process, Multiflo™, with filtration, ion exchange and RO. OPUS® II is a new innovation for Oil & Gas applications. In it, pretreatment is streamlined through the use of CeraMem® ceramic membranes, which provide improved oil removal as well as a more compact design.

Veolia’s OPUS® and OPUS® II technologies help industrial clients produce better feedwater more economically.  This helps them save money on water treatment processes and use feedwater more effectively, boosting their output and conserving valuable resources.

To learn more, visit:  http://www.veoliawaterst.com/opus/en/

Multiflo™ Process Evolving, Improving

Small and large sized industrial facilities must treat water for a broad range of applications. Improving and optimizing treatment processes to meet customer needs is essential. That’s why companies turn to treatment solutions tailored to their specific needs, whether it involves process water, water reuse or discharge into the environment.

With more than 480 plants equipped with Multiflo™ worldwide, providing first-hand operational feedback, Veolia offers efficient, broad applications knowledge to improve and optimize the process to meet industrial customers’ needs.

Our Multiflo™ SERIES is ideal for small to large-sized plants and can treat a wide range of water characteristics and pollutant loads. This includes removing total suspended solids, algae and heavy metal co-precipitates; treating water with an average to high turbidity level; softening (with the addition of lime or soda chemicals) to produce high-concentration sludge; and a polishing process capable of removing pesticides, organic materials and pollutants.

 

To learn more, visit: http://www.veoliawaterst.com/multiflo/en/

 

FEATURED PROJECT

A Southern California refinery that recovers more than 10,000 barrels of heavy oil each day has partnered with Veolia to provide a solution with a guarantee of performance to enable enhanced oil production. This refinery features the first-ever installation of OPUS® (Optimized Pretreatment and Unique Separation) technology. OPUS® has proven to be a reliable and robust process for successfully treating produced water for surface discharge. The system is managed by Veolia and includes supervision of operations that extends the system’s performance guarantee through the life of the 11-year operating contract ensuring system optimization.  Click here to learn more.

 

INDUSTRIES SERVED

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas Downstream
  • Oil & Gas Upstream
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Terminals & Pipelines
  • Transportation
  • Featured Project

    FEATURED PROJECT

    A Southern California refinery that recovers more than 10,000 barrels of heavy oil each day has partnered with Veolia to provide a solution with a guarantee of performance to enable enhanced oil production. This refinery features the first-ever installation of OPUS® (Optimized Pretreatment and Unique Separation) technology. OPUS® has proven to be a reliable and robust process for successfully treating produced water for surface discharge. The system is managed by Veolia and includes supervision of operations that extends the system’s performance guarantee through the life of the 11-year operating contract ensuring system optimization.  Click here to learn more.

     

  • Industries Served

    INDUSTRIES SERVED

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas Downstream
    • Oil & Gas Upstream
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Power
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Terminals & Pipelines
    • Transportation