Why & How to Neutralise your Wastewater

Along with our wide range of water treatment systems, we offer a substantial range of treatment chemicals for a variety of industries’ wastewater. Chemically neutralizing your wastewater is important for several reasons:

  • Environmental Protection: Discharging acidic or alkaline wastewater directly into the environment can harm aquatic life, damage ecosystems, and disrupt the natural pH balance of water bodies. Neutralizing the pH of wastewater helps to minimize these negative impacts and protect the environment.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Many environmental regulations require wastewater to meet specific pH standards before being discharged into water bodies or municipal treatment systems. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, penalties, and legal consequences.
  • Optimising Treatment Processes: pH can significantly affect the efficiency of wastewater treatment processes. For example, certain pollutants may be more effectively removed at specific pH levels. By neutralizing wastewater to achieve pH neutrality, treatment processes can be optimized to ensure effective removal of contaminants and pollutants.
  • Preventing Corrosion and Scaling: Acidic or alkaline wastewater can corrode pipes, equipment, and infrastructure within treatment systems. Neutralizing the pH of wastewater helps to prevent corrosion and scaling, thereby extending the lifespan of the infrastructure and reducing maintenance costs.
  • Protecting Public Health: Some industrial processes generate wastewater containing toxic chemicals or heavy metals. Extreme pH levels in wastewater can enhance the mobility and toxicity of these contaminants, posing risks to human health if they enter drinking water sources or food chains. Neutralizing the pH of wastewater helps to reduce these risks and protect public health.



Our pH Regulator range can raise or lower the pH in all types of wastewater, offering both pH- and pH+ to suit your acid or alkaline level. The liquid solution is easily added, easily mixed, and works quickly. We recommend adding slowly to ensure that the addition has mixed properly before continuing additions. If you are adding to a water circuit or where water is being pumped around a system, then you should make slow and small additions allowing the water to mix before making extra additions if required. pH readings should then be taken regularly to ensure the correct level is maintained.



If you have any questions about how and why you should pH regulate your water, please contact us for further advice, or check our FAQs page to see if your question is answered.