What is Industrial Wastewater?

The process of taking an industrial facilities’ wastewater and making it clean enough to discharge to a local waterway or sewer authority. During the wastewater treatment process, contaminants are removed from the waste stream using a variety of system processes. The process chosen is based on the types of identified contaminants and budget of the facility. Each industrial facility is issued a permit that guides the cleanliness of the effluent water including what contaminants you take out and to what levels.

Physical/Chemical Treatment

Involves one or many different unit operations in combination. Including primary treatments such as screening and grit removal, settling, flotation, pH neutralization, coagulation and flocculation and tertiary processes such as media filtration and ion exchange.

Biological Treatment

Biological wastewater treatment is a process that degrades contaminants dissolved in effluents by the action of microorganisms.

Combination Treatment

When an industrial facility uses a combination of physical, chemical and biological techniques to remove any remaining solids and contaminants from the industrial effluent.

Chemical Treatment and Optimization

Operators Unlimited supplies water and wastewater chemicals, for both industrial pretreatment and municipalities. We primarily blend and manufacture our own formulas and source commodities from trusted partners. Need a custom blend to tackle the unique challenges facing your wastewater plant? Operators Unlimited provides our customer partners the ability to achieve predictable wastewater operational efficiency, compliance and cost predictability.

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Operational Support and Staffing

Operators Unlimited understands the challenges of recruiting and training wastewater operators. We train and supply operators for a variety of plant types and needs. Operators Unlimited provides our customer partners the ability to achieve predictable wastewater operational efficiency through licensed operational staffing, technical support and project management. Operators support both Industrial and Municipal wastewater operational needs.

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Engineering Services

Operators Unlimited understands the engineering needs of wastewater treatment plant managers, operators and the processes they manage. We work with our customer partners to provide cost-effective, technologically driven engineering services. These best practice solutions maximize ROI while offering compliance for the most complex systems. From process reviews and lab studies, to controls, specialty projects and project engineering and design, Operators Unlimited systems and solutions offer maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

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Wastewater Compliance Solutions

Operators Unlimited is committed to the success of our customers. We now offer Wastewater Compliance Solutions to assist our customers with vital compliance tasks including completing SMR/DMR/DFR, permitting and creating compliance action plans. The OU team also serves as a resource for all permitting questions, and offers a variety of permit services including permit acquisitions, modifications and renewals.

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Operators Unlimited understands the harsh conditions and daily wear and tear of wastewater treatment equipment. We work with our customers to source cost-effective, technologically advanced, durable wastewater equipment. We work closely with our customer partners, both industrial and municipal, to provide essential equipment and systems needed for predictable and compliant wastewater operations.

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Educational Resources

Operators Unlimited understands the challenges of not only recruiting wastewater operators but providing the necessary training and continuing education opportunities for continued employee development, growth and success. We work closely with our customer partners, both industrial and municipal industry colleagues, to provide these essential educational elements needed for predictable and compliant wastewater operations.

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