Industrial Water Cycle Management

Maximizing Water Reuse and Minimizing Makeup in Water Cycle Management

Tightening environmental regulations, coupled with fresh water scarcity concerns in many areas of North America, are placing increased pressure on industrial organizations to reduce resource consumption and find more sustainable ways of managing their wastewater.


Veolia is uniquely positioned to help companies across the oil and gas, power, manufacturing, and chemical processing sectors achieve that goal by providing solutions and support at every step of the water cycle management process -- from abstraction and treatment, to recycling, reuse and/or discharge.

Our flexible engagement models and O&M service contracts allow us to implement integrated water cycle and wastewater cycle solutions that perfectly align with plant requirements related to usage volumes, water quality, compliance, cost, and uptime.

Transferring water cycle management responsibilities to our team of experts enables our customers to reduce their water footprint by capitalizing on opportunities for conservation and beneficial reuse. Companies also benefit by being able to dedicate more attention and resources to core business functions that directly impact their bottom line.

Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)

In recent years, an increasing number of industrial companies have deployed Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) processes as a means to comply with stringent effluent limits and alleviate concerns surrounding long-term water supply.

At Veolia, we have experience implementing, operating, maintaining, and optimizing ZLD systems for customers across North America. We offer a range of ZLD solutions which utilize proprietary technologies that maximize water reuse and minimize makeup demands, such as HPD® brine concentrators and brine crystallizers.

Our solutions and services optimize a wide range of industrial applications, including:

  • Cooling tower blowdown
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) Reject
  • Scrubber blowdown
  • Integrated Gasification and Combined Cycle (IGCC) gray water
  • Landfill leachate
  • Boiler blowdown
  • Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) purge
  • Demineralization waste
  • Oil refinery effluent

Water Cooling Tower Operations

For many industrial processes, cooling tower performance has a direct impact on plant performance and reliability. This is particularly the case in refineries, chemical plants, and petrochemical facilities, where water is frequently used to cool down mission-critical production equipment.

Despite their importance, cooling towers often fall to the bottom of the list for capital improvements and operational overhauls. This inevitably results in poor performance, increased costs, and in some cases, unplanned shutdowns.

Veolia offers a complete range of solutions and services to industrial cooling tower systems -- from ownership and management of entire cooling systems, to O&M contracts with performance guarantees, to consulting and chemical management.

We partner with customers to develop and implement integrated water cycle solutions aimed at improving cooling tower productivity and lowering OPEX. Doing so allows operators to offload risk and concentrate on core production activities.

Water Recycle, Reuse, and Reclamation

Veolia provides integrated water reuse and recycle solutions that help industrial companies minimize consumption and process makeup.

We offer a wide range of solutions and services, including design and construction of facilities and systems; upgrade, expansion, and optimization of existing assets; and long-term O&M of onsite treatment systems.

By leveraging field-proven best practices, along with our operation and maintenance solutions of treatment technologies, we enable beneficial reuse of industrial water and wastewater (i.e., for facility cooling and boiler feedwater).

Veolia is uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.