Sustainable solutions are very important to me. In another life, before I began my job at Caloris in 2017, I worked at a nonprofit organization–Aguayuda–where we helped poor communities in Colombia gain access to water, sanitation and hygiene education. From Day 1, we stressed the importance of implementing sustainable solutions.
If the community members we were helping could not operate and maintain them, the solutions would be useless in 6 months. Sometimes the communities could do the maintenance by themselves or they paid a minimal fee for our technical expertise. The word “sustainable” for us also meant that the solution did not impact the environment in a negative way – short or long term. All these ideas are nothing radically new, but you would be surprised how often they are forgotten or not part of the solution in the nonprofit sector.
Sustainable Solutions in the Industrial Sector
Transitioning to the corporate world after 10 years in the nonprofit sector, I assumed these sustainable principles would be the norm. But as I have learned in the last 10 months, just like the in the nonprofit sector, it depends on the quality of the supplier implementing the solution as well as the customer and their short and long term goals.
Frequently, I read about companies who are illegally dumping their industrial wastewater into rivers or lakes. Other companies are exceeding the discharge limits to the local wastewater treatment plant. In these scenarios, such actions can have dire consequences for the people and the local environment.
Other companies are hauling many truckloads of waste water concentrate to landfills far away. This is very expensive, adds to a high carbon footprint and long term is not sustainable for the customer nor the environment.
At Caloris we promote sustainable solutions that help customers save money and at the same time keep the environment safer and cleaner. Industrial wastewater treatment systems include compact waste water evaporators, membrane systems and thin film dryer systems for zero liquid discharge.
Please contact us at Caloris to learn more about the sustainable solutions we have to offer.
This blog post was written by Caloris Business Development Manager for Water Recovery Simon Zimmer. You can contact Simon via email for more information or call Caloris at 410-822-6900.
(Header Image Credit: MaxPixel)