Water treatment – An application thirsty for air gases


Think of water and the chances are you’ll picture vast oceans and waves, or remember that reminder you have to keep your daily water intake at a certain level, or you might  even think of a burst water main that you were inconvenienced by recently.

Ask anyone in Australia in recent weeks, and they would probably think of how imperative water was during a heatwave that saw the mercury rarely drop too far below 40ºC.

For most of us, water is a given. Whether it’s for showering, drinking, food preparation, swimming, irrigation or even emergency services, we need water for so many applications. And just as we are thirsty for water for so many different walks of life, the business of water processing and supply is thirsty for air gases like oxygen. Varying requirements have to be met in terms of water treatment, with gases helping to produce clean drinking water, supply optimal process water and thoroughly clean even heavily contaminated wastewater.

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