We are all familiar with the methods of waste disposal, but have you ever thought of how to get rid of liquid waste? After all, waste is not always solid, tangible trash. When we talk about waste and garbage, it can encompass all kinds of trash, including liquid.
Believe it or not, there are multiple ways to dispose of liquid waste. So when you rent a dumpster for solid waste, you can get rid of liquid garbage as well. In this blog, we will mention some common methods of getting rid of liquid waste.
Methods to Get Rid of Liquid Waste
Here are some ways to get rid of liquid waste:
Dewatering involves pumping the liquid waste into a sturdy bag, followed by removing the water. This way, only solid waste is left in the bag, which is usually acceptable in a landfill. As for the water, it will be filtered and treated as needed. Mostly, centrifugal dewatering and thickening are performed. In this process, a cylindrical vessel is used to generate centrifugal force. With dewatering, you can compact non-hazardous waste, making it suitable for disposal.
Just like dewatering, sedimentation separates water and solid waste. But rather than centrifugal force, this method makes use of gravitational force. The liquid waste is left in a sedimentation basin; the solid particles remain in suspension, given the liquid waste flows fastly. The design of the sedimentation basin, however, decreases the velocity. Gradually, the solid waste settles into the bottom layer of the sludge. This makes it convenient to remove the solids, leaving the sediment waste behind.
Another method is to turn liquid non-hazardous waste into compost, which is a relatively inexpensive method. Once the water and solid are separated, organic matter with valuable nutrients is left behind. This makes it possible for the facility to transform the solid material into organic fertilizer with the help of naturally occurring microorganisms. Composing, in the end, is a win-win!
4. Root-Zone Treatment
If your liquid waste involves domestic wastewater such as kitchen water, sink water, or bathroom shower, root-zone treatment might be an adequate choice.
This complex procedure involves sending liquid waste through a sedimentation tank followed by multiple filtration processes. In the end, the water meets the standards that make it safe for release into the environment.
Solidification is a method of turning liquid waste into, you guessed it, solid waste. Binding agents are added to the water until a compact, rigid, and easy-to-dispose-of solid waste is formed. The process might use lime ash, sawdust, gypsum, phosphate, and more. Solidification makes it convenient for companies to ship solid waste to landfills for further procedures.
Stabilization, too, is involved in solidification. By doing so, the chances of solid waste leaking hazardous components to the environment are significantly lowered.
In short, there are many ways to get rid of liquid waste, including dewatering, solidification, sedimentation, and more.
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