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Wastewater testing

Wastewater is simply used water, which may contain many harmful substances, both of organic and inorganic origin. Properly conducted wastewater testing, i.e. verification of its composition, is a prerequisite for the correct implementation of the water resources treatment process and water treatment.

Industrial wastewater has a wide variety of origins – it may be a residue from many technological processes: from the cleaning of production halls, machinery, equipment, installations, etc. They may be post-combustion wastewater, rainwater with harmful components, etc.

Wastewater testing (municipal and industrial) is strictly regulated by technology and regulatory standards.

These include:

  • Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 10 November 2005 on substances that are particularly harmful to the aquatic environment , the introduction of which in industrial wastewater to sewerage facilities requires a water permit.
  • Regulation of the Minister of Construction of 14 July 2006 on the manner of fulfilling the obligations of industrial sewage suppliers and the conditions of introducing sewage into sewerage systems (Journal of Laws of 2006, No. 136, item 964).
  • Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 18 November 2014 on the conditions to be met when discharging sewage into waters or into the ground, and on substances that are particularly harmful to the aquatic environment (Journal of Laws 2014, item 1800).
  • Regulation of the Minister of the Environment on municipal sewage sludge, dated 6 February 2015.

It is also necessary to obtain special water-legal permits, in the case of wastewater that is a “product” of various industrial processes. The conditions of such a permit establish, among others: the scope of necessary tests, the number of tests in a certain period of time, the permissible limits of certain substances in the sewage mass.

Wastewater tests performed (among others):

  • municipal wastewater,
  • industrial wastewater,
  • environmental impact,
  • wastewater from the treatment plant.

All tests are carried out in an optimum manner, i.e. in such a way that the impact of the wastewater on the environment, as well as on plant and equipment, can be determined in real time. Samples must be taken at an appropriate location.

Our tests are comprehensive and multi-directional, including microbiological, chemical, biochemical, and physicochemical analyses.

It is worth remembering that properly conducted tests are a prerequisite for the use of sewage sludge for various purposes (e.g. reclamation).

Such analyses should be conducted frequently, and preferably systematically, in order to make sure that no harmful substances, such as bacteria, heavy metals, or toxic compounds penetrate various natural resources (including soil).

Our company prepares full documentation of conducted wastewater tests.