Water scarcity and regulatory hurdles are forcing manufacturers to reduce, recycle, and reclaim their industrial wastewater in an attempt to balance usage with profitability.
Manufacturer profits are underwater.
Manufacturers are expected to deliver consistent returns at a time when water is entirely inconsistent, either from scarcity, changing regulations, or both. As a result, water treatment is under scrutiny as companies attempt to maximize ROI today and build resilience for tomorrow.
Why it matters: Organizations face a reckoning as water moves from a line-item on the P&L to a company-wide strategic focus, creating new priorities around CAPEX, OPEX, and regulatory management.
CarboNet’s “adaptive chemistry” was built out of this movement, creating an opportunity for manufacturers to improve key levers while still delivering on current commitments:
Chemical spend: CarboNet flocculants alter the throughput of water treatment, reducing cost-to-treat by up to 50%.
Toxicity and emissions: CarboNet’s NanoNet platform reduces PAM by up to 90%, helping hit increasingly stringent regulatory targets.
OPEX: CarboNet chemistry requires no make-down and dramatically reduces time spent on dosing calibration and monitoring—or NPT when calibration or monitoring snafus lead to shredded belts, cemented polishers, or other equipment malfunctions.
CAPEX: CarboNet products don’t require make-down equipment and often improve the performance of other tools in the pipeline, helping maintain existing CAPEX or avoid new investments entirely.
Regulatory exposure: CarboNet chemistry slashes emissions and improves performance KPIs related to zero discharge or permit targets.
Behind-the-scenes: CarboNet scientists and field technicians are focused on products for a new reality: a world with less water and more regulations—but persistent demands of customers and shareholders.
This has led to the NanoNet platform and new chemistry, one which eliminates chemicals from water treatment entirely, another that isolates valuable particles for extraction.
The bottom line: Water treatment has moved from a line item in the P&L to a key strategic advantage for companies looking to avoid regulatory hazards and the increasing costs of freshwater. Smart chemistry can reduce drawdown, recycle wastewater—even reclaim waterborne materials—while cutting costs and improving unit performance.
“I sleep at night knowing that my guys aren’t running around managing peroxide, mixing poly, adding coag... and constantly adjusting dosing. CarboNet made things a LOT easier.”
Energy Operator, Texas
A regional municipality was dredging a lagoon in preparation for upgrades. Our customer was contracted to dewater the dredged biosolids and enable the construction of the new system.