According to an independent study commissioned by Siltbuster Process Solutions, 30% of companies in a mix of industries have had a significant effluent treatment problem in the past year which has put their compliance at risk, with effluent treatment plant failure or breakdown the most common cause (31%).
独立研究 - 英国工业废水处理 - 负责英国156生产基地的生产主管和工程师，发现投资不足，生产压力加上对生产和废水处理之间相互作用的理解不足，问题。
A third of the companies questioned said investing in waste treatment plant is a priority, however 28% of production heads report that their treatment plant is significantly under invested in. 41% of the companies last invested in the plant more than five years ago and 23% more than 10 years ago. 15% argue that this is because the Board is only interested in investing in production lines; a further 13% say that effluent treatment is viewed as a boring area which senior management doesn’t want to think about.
The research suggests this is symptomatic of the low-profile which effluent treatment generally has within some organisations. For instance, although 64% of companies want their plants to deliver major product innovations, 31% of production heads complain that they are not involved in new product development until all the decision-making is done. This is a major issue as product innovation and effluent treatment are closely linked; a new product formulation can cause a change in effluent characteristics and for 26% in the study this leads to treatment problems.
Rich Matthews, General Manager of Siltbuster Process Solutions said: “According to our research 28% of production sites routinely suffer from treatment problems which are directly due to spikes in production. These companies don’t have enough effluent treatment capacity, yet most are under pressure to further boost production. In such a situation, something has to give – and if care isn’t taken that could be compliance!”
根据Siltbuster过程解决方案的许多预期，Rich Matthews再次指出：“需要对处理厂的生产决策的影响给予更多的考虑 - 例如改变换档模式和化学品或引入新的产品配方。 企业还需要花一些时间进行应急计划，考虑如何应对问题，如果出现问题。 目前意想不到的污水处理问题目前会造成相当大的破坏并导致巨额费用。“
Siltbuster’s research bears this out. Over a third of companies interviewed are so unprepared when problems strike that they resort to expensive tankering to take effluent off site until issues are fixed. A further 20% reduce, pause or even stop production. Only 1 in 10 thinks to use temporary treatment equipment, despite the fact that it can provide a substantial net cost saving when compared with the alternatives.
“停产是绝对最后的手段，没有公司想要面对。 应急计划不仅有助于预防和管理紧急情况的影响，而且通过使公司更好地了解对他们的选择，财务影响可以在发生时减少，“Rich Matthews总结道。