—Waste water treatment is the process of removing existing contaminants to make water becomes fit for disposal or reuse. The waste water generally contains 99.9% water and 0.1% of solid impurities; thus, it has a large potential as a source of water for different purposes such as fish ponds, comfort rooms, cleaning source, among others. Treated water can be used back into the natural environment without adverse ecological impact. In the Philippines, the most commonly used treatment methods for beverage companies are pond/lagoon system and activated sludge system.
This study aimed to characterize and differentiate the wastewater treatment methods used by Coca-Cola Bottlers Company (CCBC) and the Tanduay Distillery, Inc. (TDI),a multi-national and local company, respectively. This study also aimed to identify the most effective and commercially viable treatment system as well as determine effective waste management system.
Study on waste water treatment systems in selected multi-national and local beverage companies in the Philippines are recommended with the end view of obtaining the effects of treated water in nearby communities where these companies are located. Industrial wastewater treatment is important to generate alternative source of water as well as to protect and maintain the balanced ecosystem in the community.
—Wastewater, treatment system, beverage company, balanced ecosystem, organisms.
E. Tadiosa is with the Botany Division, National Museum of the Philippines, Manila.
Y. Aguilar is with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Department of Natural Resources, Quezon City, Philippines.
J. E. Tondo is with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Mathematics Philippine Normal University, Philippines (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Yolanda Aguilar, Edwin Tadiosa, and Josephine Tondo, "A Comparative Study on Wastewater Treatment Methods of Selected Multinational and Local Beverage Companies in the Philippines and Their Effects on the Environment," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 570-574, 2014.