Water Treatment Services for Life Sciences:

Life sciences wastewater treatment

We specialise in removing several organic compounds associated with the life sciences industry such as: APIs, antibiotics, steroids, hormones, EDCs and banned organic chemicals. We also specialise in COD polishing to low levels.

Water Reuse

Our water treatment systems are designed to remove persistent chemicals that other technologies may leave behind. An essential polishing step as part of your Zero Liquid Discharge strategy.

Blowdown water treatment

Your blowdown water treatment might leave behind recalcitrant organic chemicals or not reduce COD to low enough levels for reuse. Ask us how our specialist systems can complement your treatment systems.

Why choose a Nyex water treatment process?

Our Nyex water treatment systems are used for tertiary wastewater polishing or for removing specific organic compounds. They are extremely effective for the life science industry as the non-biodegradable organic compounds, so often persistent in this wastewater are particularly attracted to our unique Nyex media and removed to trace levels.

In terms of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment, we can remove APIs, antibiotics, hormones, steroids and EDCs, as well as surfactants, corrosion inhibitors and biocides to very low levels. This makes them very suitable for use in life sciences companies which manufacture pharmaceuticals or APIs and require removal of hazardous compounds to below the contaminant’s Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC).

Our Nyex water treatment processes have been designed to tackle the wastewater issues faced by the life sciences sectors, with these key benefits:


Cost Effective

Our systems negate the need for the inefficient and expensive incineration of wash water or hazardous compounds.


Removes Organic Chemicals

We can remove recalcitrant organic chemicals to very low levels enabling safe discharge to sewer or watercourse, with reduced cost and improved traceability.


Treatment of APIs

Low energy and targeted treatment of APIs, antibiotics, steroids, hormones and EDCs enabled by Arvia’s unique combination of adsorption and electrochemical oxidation.


Eco Friendly Process

Our systems are effective without hazardous chemical dosing and subsequently there are no solid waste products.


Improve Existing Processes

Improve efficiencies and reliability of existing treatment processes by removing fouling organics and hazardous organic chemicals at key points in the chain.


Modular System

Flexible and modular system can be turned on and off according to demand, meeting variable loading over time and accommodates future expansion.


Containerised or skid mounted plants

All our systems are bespoke to your needs following treatability trials and pilot scoping. Our containerised plants can be positioned outside and our skid mounted plants can be integrated onsite to fit with your site requirements.

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Low risk water treatment

What is important to you is important to us. We can support your validation or verification requirements. We understand your need for low-risk solutions so that is why when you work with Arvia you get the option for a three-step delivery:


Bench testing in our

We can test your water against a range of our products to determine the treatment performance and efficiency under different conditions, providing data and insights to support the optioneering process.


Pilot testing on your

We can install a pilot plant to assess and develop the treatment process under real operating conditions, and over longer time periods to capture variable conditions.


Data driven full scale

Data driven full scale design increases certainty over cost and performance early in the project, reducing risk. On-site installation, commissioning, and optimisation support from Arvia ensures maximum return on your investment.

Industrial wastewater treatment services for Life Sciences

Our solutions for the Life Sciences sector have been developed specifically to meet some of the needs of this sector and are detailed below.

Removal of APIs

We can remove Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) such as: antibiotics, steroids, hormones and EDCs to below the limit of detection. Our technology doesn’t require any chemical dosing so no nasty chemicals are required meaning that there is no need to handle hazardous compounds. Additionally, no waste products are made making it a very eco-friendly solution. No sludge means no incineration costs, saving you money.

Removing banned chemicals

We can help you deal with chemicals of emerging concern and banned chemicals, such as Triton X-100. This can enable you to continue your existing production without reapplying for licences and without breaking environmental regulations.

Removing COD

Our technology is very effective at removing COD to very low levels. We can remove COD to below the limit of detection without the use of chemical dosing and without generating any toxic sludge.


We can help by reviewing performance of different technologies in our lab to find how they interact to result in cleaner water for you. We also offer pilots, which means we can find out how our technology works in real life at your site.

Avoiding the high costs of incineration

The use of incineration as a waste management strategy is usually a last resort. Particularly for wastewater having low calorific value and containing hazardous contaminants, incineration is an unnecessarily expensive and CO2 intensive process.

Arvia can provide treatment solutions to remove hazardous contaminants from wastewater streams at a fraction of the cost of incineration, allowing safe discharge to sewer or environment. These systems typically operate in a batch process allowing compliance monitoring before discharge. This enables significant savings in operational and administrative costs compared to incineration.

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