Samsung Electro-Mechanics applies advanced treatment process to wastewater effluent

This photo provided by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. shows a family of mandarin ducks swimming in a stream near the company's Suwon plant.

This photo provided by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. shows a family of mandarin ducks swimming in a stream near the company’s Suwon plant.

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire)Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. applies advanced treatment methods to the water it uses throughout its production process as part of environmental protection efforts, the company said.

The electronics manufacturer purifies the water used at its Suwon plant in three stages. It manages the density of contaminants in the sewage it discharges into nearby Woncheonri Stream more strictly than the level required by law.

The sewage effluent containment density is monitored in real time and the information is shared with the Ministry of the Environment.

Wastewater effluent of higher quality than second quality water is discharged into the watercourse with third quality water quality and reduces the chemical oxygen demand of the watercourse by approximately 18%, turning it into second-grade water.

The amount of water that the company discharges into the creek is approximately 1 million tons per year.

Thanks to these efforts, species like carp and sea horn are thriving in the creek and the number of waterfowl is increasing, making the creek a popular ecological park.

Ashley Song ([email protected])


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