Treatment-as-a-Service in the Wastewater Industry

The X-as-a-Service (XaaS) business model is everywhere these days — and for good reason. It’s a model with plenty of room for customization, personalization, and preference. Customers determine the services they require, and businesses provide a targeted level of service at the right price. The XaaS model is a beneficial solution for service providers and their customers, and it’s ushered in an era of flexible consumption — especially in industries primed for disruptive technology, such as wastewater treatment (WWT).

Treatment-as-a-Service is fast becoming the new standard for innovative wastewater processing. As demands for higher-caliber solutions rise and wastewater undergoes a renaissance of innovation and new technology, treatment-as-a-service simply makes sense for many industrial, agricultural, and municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

A closer look at Treatment-as-a-Service

The concept of Treatment-as-a-Service arose from the growing demands of WWT. As the need for more efficient processes and higher treatment standards drive the industry forward, WWTPs are seeking custom levels of service. Treatment-as-a-Service allows plants to customize solutions for both primary and secondary WWT phases — with targeted possibilities.

Consider the shift from a more traditional WWT approach to Treatment-as-a-Service in the sludge treatment process. A traditional alkaline balancing approach might simply involve dumping lime into a temperature-controlled chamber and waiting for the pH to reach a level suitable for usable biosolids. While largely effective, it’s indiscriminate.

Now, consider Treatment-as-a-Service using active-state bio-treatment solutions. This method employs soil-derived bacteria to produce customized microbiology, formulated specifically for the unique needs of each site. Targeted solutions are significantly more effective and efficient, and they are routinely monitored to ensure continued efficacy. Smarter solutions require greater oversight, necessitating the Treatment-as-a-Service model.

In every industry where it’s deployed, the XaaS model is successful because it provides better solutions, cost-efficient benefits, and convenience. It’s no different for WWT, as evidenced by the growing shift to Treatment-as-a-Service. 

Treatment-as-a-Service fits the wastewater model

The benefits of Treatment-as-a-Service extend to many different facets of the WWT process. Some of the core benefits driving its adoption include:

  • Customization and adaptability. Cellular-level customization ensures treatments are specifically adapted for the wastewater environment at each facility.
  • Turnkey solutions. Quality Treatment-as-a-Service systems integrate directly into existing WWT processes without disrupting the core treatment framework.
  • Sustainability and natural derivation. The nuanced level of treatment associated with customized solutions ensures they’re better able to eliminate environmental hazards.
  • Meeting or exceeding NPDES standards. As National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) standards become more stringent, customized treatments simplify regulatory compliance.

The results adhere to the XaaS standard: better solutions, cost-efficiency, and convenience. Naturally derived, customized microbiology is highly effective at eliminating organics and inorganics, volatile compounds, pathogenic bacteria, pharmaceuticals, trace metals, and more. And Treatment-as-a-Service guarantees the solution continues to match each site’s demand.

Wastewater treatment is primed for disruption

As so many other industries have discovered in recent years, there’s staggering demand for the flexibility and customization of XaaS models. WWT is no different, and EnBiorganic Technologies’ EBS-Di system is a clear example of the dramatic effects of disruptive technology and the Treatment-as-a-Service model.

EBS-Di utilizes microbiological solutions naturally derived from soil and completely non-pathogenic. Microbiology is tailored to each site to minimize biosolids production and reduce environmental impact. EBS-Di produces unparalleled results with a targeted level of service — specifically by training microbiology to feed off the microbial diet native to a site’s wastewater environment. Continually teaching microbiology about its food source is a function of Treatment-as-a-Service.

Treatment-as-a-Service answers the WWT industry’s call for innovation. Operators achieve better results with a customized, targeted level of service. EBS-Di’s microbiological treatment system — and its “as-a-service” delivery model — is a revolutionary innovation for WWT — one destined to become the industry standard. To learn more, contact EnBiorganic Technologies today.

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