Copper is a common metal found in industrial wastewater streams, and while it can be useful in many industrial processes, high levels of copper can be harmful to the environment and human health. That is why it’s essential to understand what acceptable copper levels are and how to maintain them.
Discharge limits define for a site what is “acceptable” and can vary widely based on local, state, or EPA regulatory guidelines. Discharge limits can vary widely, ranging from <10 ppb to a few ppm – that’s a big gap.
If your business is dealing with copper levels above your organization’s limit, it’s essential to take steps to reduce copper levels in your wastewater. One solution is ElectraMet’s innovative and eco-friendly wastewater treatment system, which can remove copper and other metals from your wastewater stream, producing a pure, reusable metal sheet for your business.
But why are high levels of copper in wastewater harmful? Copper is a toxic substance that can cause a range of problems, including damage to the environment and human health. For example, high levels of copper can cause toxicity in fish, which can lead to a reduction in fish populations and harm the food chain. High copper levels can also be harmful to human health, causing skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, and other health problems.
So, what can you do to reduce copper levels in your wastewater stream? One solution is to implement best practices for industrial processes that generate copper waste, such as controlling the pH levels in wastewater, reducing the amount of copper in products, and minimizing the use of copper in industrial processes.
Another solution is to invest in ElectraMet’s innovative wastewater treatment system. With our solution, you can not only remove copper from your wastewater stream but also reduce your environmental impact by producing a pure, reusable metal sheet that can be recycled or reused in your business operations.
In conclusion, it’s essential to understand what acceptable copper levels are in your wastewater stream and take steps to reduce copper levels to avoid harm to the environment and human health. With ElectraMet’s innovative and eco-friendly wastewater treatment system, you can ensure that your business is complying with regulations and making a positive impact on the environment.