In addition to environmental benefits, Zero Liquid Discharge can also provide significant economic benefits. The cost of liquid waste disposal can be substantial, especially for industries that generate large amounts of wastewater. By reducing the amount of liquid waste that must be disposed of, ZLD can reduce these costs, as well as reduce the cost of water procurement, since less water will need to be withdrawn from natural sources.
Zero Liquid Discharge is a highly versatile technology that can be applied to a wide range of industrial processes, including power generation, chemical production, and food and beverage processing. It is particularly well-suited for industries that generate high volumes of highly concentrated wastewater, such as the brine produced by desalination plants.