Evaluating Cost-Effective Technology Solutions for Industrial Wastewater Discharges

Dark wastewater flows from a pipe into a waterbody with plants

Project Brief

For more than 20 years, ERG’s industrial process experts have supported development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national standards for industrial wastewater discharges, known as effluent limitations guidelines and standards. This work has entailed the evaluation of operations and processes, treatment practices, and pollution prevention opportunities for a wide range of industries. We have conducted hundreds of facility visits and sampling efforts, performed detailed analyses of facility operations, and held face-to-face discussions with industry representatives. We have also worked with EPA to determine the applicability, costs, and impacts of various technologies on sites within these industries.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency