Testing effectiveness of wastewater treatment
Wastewater treatment plants or systems are used to improve water quality before discharge to a receiving environment, which is usually some body of water. Limnotek tests the effectiveness of wastewater treatment at mines, municipalities, and First Nations communities using several techniques as follows:
- Water quality monitoring to compare fully mixed concentrations of key chemicals in receiving waters to water quality standards
- Bio-monitoring to determine if nutrient removal by a treatment system is sufficient to prevent excess algal biomass and protect organisms used as food for fish in valued food webs
- Experiments using mesocosms to show biological response to chemical loading
These techniques can be applied to any industries needing to test the effectiveness of new wastewater treatment technologies in protecting downstream aquatic systems.
Click here to read about our Testing Wastewater Treatment Effectiveness at the Ulkatcho First Nations Community project