Process Water

It does not always come it mind, how large industrial plants work. It seems we don’t attribute enough thought to the resources and materials a plant might need to run itself. Processed water is one of the core elements for the industrial branch, and it is not obtained as easily was we may think.

The importance of purifying

Processed water goes through a rigorous process of filtering. Reversed osmosis and ion replacement are essential to industrial – used water. In many factories and power plants, water cannot have any electric charge, metals and germs. Each of those may cause great damage and harm not only to the process of manufacture, but to the machines, materials and employees.


The food industry

For example, processed water are used but in a different context and source. Purified water goes to the plant for cooking processes. The pH levels of the water are constantly monitored. They are used in producing lactose based products and many other. During and after each process, said water goes through filtering and ion replacement to keep the water from harm way.


The use of unpurified water

The main reason said industries use processed water that comes from ground water, municipal water waste and salt water is to not withhold the population from more appropriate sources to produce from them drinkable water. It is the responsibility of the industrial branch to create water sources with manufacture purposes.


Related dillemas

A very common and up to date dilemma is the use of purified waste water in agriculture. While it does put waste water to good use, some researches say that there are residues of chemicals and other materials that water treatment systems has not changed yet to filter the water properly. It is one example to show case the complexity of processed water.



As we just saw, processed water are the big star of the industrial branch. While its usage is not recommended in every Branch and by all means necessary, we can use them for energy production, manufacturing of goods, cooling agents, stabilizers and liquids to create friction.