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An alternative to traditional ECMs

Introduction to Industry

Land clearing is a necessary part of construction activities, which exposes soil to erosion by creating bare surfaces. Silt washes from the exposed earth surfaces when it rains. Construction sites use earth control measures (ECM) to stop silt from contaminating the rivers.

Current Challenges

The nature of the wastewater created in the construction industry is the biggest barrier to wastewater treatment. Earth control measures (ECM) are designed to be put into place on a construction site to make sure that any water will be properly treated and examined to see whether it contains less Total Suspended Solids (TSS) than the authority's (PUB) authorized 50 mg/litre before being allowed to be discharged out into the public sewers. Additionally, it can be challenging to transfer water to treatment facilities due to the frequent isolated locations of construction sites.

For the treatment of construction wastewater, there are also a lack of established standards and norms, which can result in inconsistent treatment practices and possible environmental harm. Greater funding is required for the study and development of more effective and affordable treatment technologies, as well as for the formulation of clearer rules and guidelines to ensure the proper handling and disposal of construction wastewater.

What's Being Done Now?

Sedimentation, coagulation, and flocculation procedures are now the most popular wastewater treatment methods for the construction industry. However, there are still issues with operation and upkeep as well as the requirement for affordable and long-lasting treatment solutions.

What Hydroleap Brings to the Sector

Hydroleap is revolutionizing the way wastewater from the construction industry is treated. The company has developed an innovative technology that uses membrane treatment that removes total suspended solids to comply with PUB requirements for construction sites to reduce the total suspended solids content below 50mg/L making it suitable for reuse or safe disposal. Hydroleap has developed the advanced HL-ECM membrane system, specifically designed to treat runoff water from construction operations. This state-of-the-art system offers automated, reliable, and cost-effective treatment for a wide range of feed water conditions, allowing for the production of 120m3 to 1440m3 of treated effluent per day.

With an exceptional TSS removal efficiency exceeding 95%, our systems consistently deliver superior effluent quality that meets domestic discharge limits, making it suitable for both discharge and reuse purposes. By reducing suspended solid contents below 50 mg/L. The Hydroleap ECM system enables safe discharge to the sea or recycling for further use. Furthermore, our system operates at a low cost without the need for chemicals, and we provide comprehensive after-sale support along with lease and purchase options.

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