The wastewaters generated by all the different production processes of pharmaceuticals and drugs, cosmetics and personal healthcare products or toiletries contain a wide variety of compounds.
The wastewater treatments in pharmaceutical industry are therefore required to remove all contaminants, whether pharmaceuticals or otherwise, before reusing the water.
What does pharmaceutical wastewater contain?
Pharmaceutical industry wastewater treatments may vary depending on the drugs produced; therefore, type and flow rates differ in each manufacturing plant. Wastewaters in pharmaceutical industry are often blended with other types of effluents within the same facility; as a result, the final pharma wastewater that has to be treated may contain:
- API (Active Principle Ingredients)
- coloring substances
- oil and chemicals
That is why EVALED® wastewater treatment plant equipment is efficient in the treatment of wastewater with API and in the treatment of other effluents from pharmaceutical industry.
Benefits of internal pharmaceutical water and wastewater treatment
Pharmaceutical and healthcare industries who do not treat and recycle their effluents internally must pay for handling, transports and treatment by third parties. To these costs, the cost of water needed to replace the initial volume must be added.
Onsite wastewater treatment in pharmaceutical industry allows for a significant reduction of operational costs while at the same time it lowers the modern pharmaceutical company’s environmental impact making water reuse possible, giving the company a full control over treatment.
The importance of reusing water for a pharmaceutical industry treatment plant
Pharma and healthcare industries are highly water consuming sectors: the treatment of their wastewaters is therefore becoming more and more strategic to reduce the cost of such a crucial finite commodity. The distillate you get from EVALED® evaporators can be reused for different purposes, for example:
- floors and outer surface cleaning
- boiler feeding
- vehicles washing