Water and wastewater treatment
Responsible environmental management has the potential for a positive impact on the financial bottom line. Water and wastewater treatment strategies can often be combined with operational modifications to reduce operating costs and improve product quality.
Amec Foster Wheeler´s environmental engineers are experienced in working with many types of processes and operations to achieve increased overall benefits from water and wastewater treatment.
Amec Foster Wheeler draws upon its engineering divisions to provide a full range of services, including detailed design of treatment systems as well as construction and environmental management.
Defining the problem
Initial studies include process review, water and wastewater source assessments, flow measurements, monitoring programs and water quality characterization. Sampling methods conform typically to rigid protocols. Amec Foster Wheeler´s state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped for water and wastewater quality analyses.
Criteria are established for incoming water or effluents, regulatory requirements, human health protection, environmental management, operational constraints, water quality, residuals management and public considerations.
Amec Foster Wheeler engineers keep up-to-date with the latest developments in treatment technology, and have expertise in the design and operation of many types of water and wastewater treatment methods.
Treatability studies are recommended for complex wastewater or to evaluate novel technologies. The conceptual design of a treatment system includes definition of treatment objectives, treatment technology, residuals, management, equipment types, sizes, flows and general arrangement. Detailed design and "turnkey" systems can be delivered with engineering divisions. Additionally, Amec Foster Wheeler offers services in commissioning, start-up and process optimization.
Ensuring cost-effective options
A treatment system is not necessarily the only solution. Water management strategies can be developed to minimize water usage, reduce wastewater production or remove contaminants. The ability of a treatment system to respond to changes in operation is also an important factor.
Capital costs and operating requirements play a major role in establishing the best overall water management strategy for the situation.
Amec Foster Wheeler is committed to finding cost-effective solutions which will serve the environmental requirements of water or wastewater treatment.