It is clear that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary when it comes to devising the various solutions.

The approaches of the chemist, biologist, software developer, systems integrator, design engineer, hydraulic engineer, electrical technicians, technical managers and waste intermediaries are all required. We can’t win on our own.

Here, too, as in nature, diversity produces the best results. Different ways of looking at things enrich the dialogue and lead to solutions that had never been considered previously.

Chemical and Microbiological analysis

Control of chemical-biological parameters is the main tool for learning, studying water and simulating pollutant elimination processes.

Mathematical process modeling

Purification processes have been studied for over a century and have been “taken apart” piece by piece, with the reaction kinetics mathematically demonstrated and verified. This is why designing a purification treatment process requires a great deal of knowledge and competence. Modern mathematical modelling systems assist process engineers, especially for simulations in a dynamic state that predict the model’s behaviour in a wide variety of cases.

Chemical supplies

Chemicals are essential to correct water anomalies. Not only are pH levels outside normal ranges harmful for the environment but they also detrimental to the entire purification process. Basic chemicals are not costly and can quickly resolve many water treatment plant problems.

Process control software

We have already stated that purification processes are backed by well-known mathematical models. These same mathematical models that help simulate processes can also be engineered for real-time management of purification processes.

Waste disposal

If a water treatment plant produces waste, it’s either a futuristic example of the circular economy or it doesn’t work! Indeed, if a purifier works, it produces sludge that is simply pollution transformed into something that’s easier to manage. In the end, managing a water purifier means managing sludge. Waste management and possible reuse according to future “end-of-waste” legislation is another fundamental aspect of water cycle management.

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