The chemical industry is increasingly taking a more active approach to controlling its environmental impacts.


Faced with considerable regulations (Industrial Emissions Directive, Hazardous Substances in Water (RSDE) Analysis), chemical plant operators are working to better understanding what they discharge.

The discharges in this constantly evolving sector are so varied that an entire production range has emerged to meet the needs:

  • Inorganic chemicals: industrial gases, dyes and pigments, basic inorganic chemicals, nitrogen products and fertilizers, explosives...
  • Organic chemistry: petrochemicals, plastics, rubber, elastomers, polymers
  • Detergents and industrial hygiene: detergents, soaps, disinfectants, insecticides, repellents...
  • Specialty chemicals: adhesives, paints, varnishes, inks and sealants, essential oils...

Each operation is capable of generating effluents whose composition is specific to the processes used. This results in water that is often complex, which may be cost-prohibitive to outsource.

We help chemical professionals to bring their releases into compliance by treating them using technologies specific to the type of effluent:

To learn more about what Ovive does in the chemical industry, contact us today.

Specific cases

Agrochemical industry in Dinard (35)

    Water treatment and reclamation solution.

    On-site plant and full operational control:

    • Treatment using a BIOMEMBRAT® membrane bioreactor
    • Boiler-feed reclamation: Reverse osmosis + Electrodeionization
    Parameters Input Discharge
    COD - mg/l 23 000 15
    DBO - mg/l 15 000 0
    NGL - mg/l 770 2
    Flow rate - m3/hr 1,5
    Industrie de l’agro-chimie à Plelan-le-Grand (35)

      Prestation de traitement  des eaux et de recyclage

      Construction de la station de traitement des effluents :

      • Treatment using a BIOMEMBRAT® membrane bioreactor
      • Activated carbon polishing treatment
      Parameters Input Discharge
      COD - mg/l 10 000 2 000
      DBO - mg/l 500 5
      Flow rate - m3/hr 2