Top three reasons for onsite wastewater treatment

Jon Lawson

Last year, over 6.4 million litres of water were consumed. As the demand for water continues to grow, water treatment methods need to improve at a rate that can keep up. Bernard Daymon gives three reasons for conducting onsite wastewater treatment

Since the start of 2016, over 6.4 million litres of water have been consumed worldwide. As the demand for water continues to increase due to population growth, increased industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation, the effective treatment of water needs to improve at a rate that can keep up.

In 2015, a P & S Market Research report on Global Water Treatment Chemicals valued the market at $16,833.5 million. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2016 and 2022 due to increased industrialisation across the globe but especially in Europe and Asia. To help industry cope with the increased demand for water treatment, NCH Europe has created a set of three recommendations, which businesses can apply to optimise a system.


In compliance with the European Waste Water Directive, businesses must responsibly control their effluent levels to protect the environment from the effects of urban wastewater discharge. In the UK, utility providers calculate charges using the Mogden scale, which measures various characteristics within water systems including volume, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and number of suspended solids (SS).

Businesses can quickly reduce the effluent discharge fees they incur by implementing onsite water systems such as NCH’s BioAmp and FreeFlow technology. The system’s 500 trillion live bacteria produced in the BioAmp 5000 CCU actively digest biological contaminants as soon as they enter the water, reducing the concentration of the effluent in the water and, as a consequence, your Mogden charges.

By managing wastewater treatment onsite, businesses can also reduce sludge volumes and the associated costs by eliminating transportation charges and outsourced management fees. Because the system provides automatic dosing, maintenance costs can be significantly reduced by implementing the treatment in house.


Onsite water treatment allows enterprises to proactively manage the environmental impact of their wastewater using custom made solutions. Traditional enzyme and liquid solutions can create an overdose of the wrong chemicals that then fail to successfully target key contaminants.

High levels of organic pollutants can also have a detrimental effect on the environment, when trade effluent that is discharged into public sewers results in the contamination of open bodies of water, rivers, streams and oceans, which can in turn cause oxygen depletion, fish death and eutrophication.

NCH’s BioAmp and FreeFlow systems contain up to various species of bacteria that biologically break down complex waste streams. The bacteria are 1,000 times more powerful than standard powder or liquid bacterial formulations and have a positive impact on the environment. The systems reduce the levels of contaminants present in a water system, reducing a company’s environmental footprint.


Simplifying business processes while increasing operational efficiency is an equation that many companies struggle to balance. However, by implementing onsite water treatment, facilities managers can streamline their waste management to increase productivity and sustainability. BioAmp and FreeFlow automatically dose the correct quantities of live bacteria into a plant’s water system every 24 hours, providing continuous and effective treatment that removes any possibility of human error.

As global industrialisation and manufacturing continues to increase due to economic recovery, the wastewater created by these processes will also expand. Maximum efficiency, profitability and sustainability can all be achieved through the application of onsite water systems that allow companies to keep up with the pace of growth. 

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