Chemical plants that manufacture or otherwise process chemicals (on a
large-scale) face unique challenges when it comes to wastewater management. While the equipment, technology
and processes used at chemical plants varies, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act requires plants
to meet certain performance standards aimed at water pollution prevention and treatment.
Under the Act, the EPA has implemented pollution control programs such as establishing wastewater standards
that require wastewater to be virtually free of oil and other contaminants. Chemical plants that don’t...