Treating pharmaceutical and cosmetic effluents

Nomado assists industrials in the treatment of pharmaceutical and cosmetic effluent.

A solution adapted to specific requirements.


The requirements in treating pharmaceutical and cosmetic effluents vary greatly due to the quantity and quality of effluent. Each type of effluent is unique. Some are biodegrable or cannot be broken down, alkaline or acid, at an ambient or warm temperature, loaded with SS (suspended solids) or dissolved pollutants.
Some types of effluent contain hazardous substances and micropollutants whose discharge is prohibited: endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, biocides, carcinogenic or mutagenic substances, PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) substances and vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative).

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In Europe, the use of these substances is controlled by ECHA (European Chemical Agency) who’s REACH Department (Registration Evaluation Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) establishes the restrictions and the precautions in use. Through its treatment solutions, Nomado provides support to industrials in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors whilst protecting people and the environment.


Treating pharmaceutical effluent using reverse osmosis

Our approach

For our industrial clients, treating water is an activity that is unproductive, costly and does not generate revenue. Nomado’s mission is to transform these water issues into factors of commercial competitiveness, brand image and profitability.

To perform this transition, Nomado builds win-win partnerships with its clients and assists each of them by providing cutting-edge and customised services worldwide:

  • Preparation of regulatory documents
  • Technico-economic studies
  • Consulting in the optimisation of existing facilities
  • Consulting on water and environmental management
  • Commissioning
  • Training
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Rental and leasing of mobile units
Our plug & play offer
Commissioning made easy and maintenance taken into account from the design phase.

Containerized solutions

Suitable for the most extreme conditions, this is a first-class solution for a robust, lasting and economical unit.

SKID solutions

Compact, easily transportable and self-sufficient unit, the Skid is compatible with all drinking water production technologies.
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The solutions that we offer adjust extremely well to variations in the quality of the water to be treated and the quantity of the load that it contains. Our treatment units are integrated into sea containers or mounted on SKIDs thereby reducing production times, installation times on site and civil engineering costs.
Sheet metal work and welding of the hydraulic structures are performed directly inside the container. Waterproofing is ensured by a seal made of special coatings that constitutes a perfectly monolithic block. It prevents water from coming into contact with the structures. The Coatings’ properties are always chosen in accordance with the project’s specifics (Health compliance certificate, WRAS, aggressiveness of reagents or water, etc.).

The advantages of Nomado’s solutions

Cost benefits

  • Cost-effective alternative to civil engineering infrastructures and buried facilities
  • Systems that can be reused and relocated
    (worksite bungalows, industrial reorganisation, end of concession)
  • Portable investment
  • Possibility to rent, buy back or lease with option to purchase
  • In-situ production or treatment

Operational and environmental benefits

  • Multimodal transportation (rail, road, sea, air…)
  • Simple, fast installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance by our technicians possible
  • Easy, rapid dismantling upon project completion
  • Reduction in carbon footprint
  • Worksite hazards reduced

Quality and HSE

  • Treatment process adaptable to discharge standards
  • Design in accordance with country standards and regulations
  • Pre-built and factory tested
  • Anticipation of the possibility of deteriorated operating conditions (scenario analysis)
  • Targeted oversizing of critical equipment (pumps, motors, etc.)
  • Specific job site conditions taken into account (heat, sand, sea, etc.)

Versatile and adaptable

  • “Plug & play” design
  • Possibility of adding a unit in the event of a variation in load or flow rate
  • Can be integrated into an existing facility


Whether in France or internationally, our water treatment experts are available to help you define the treatment unit that will best suits your needs.

Tell us about your project

Nomado is specialized in the design and construction of compact water treatment units. Our solutions are integrated into sea containers, skid-mounted or mounted in portable cases.


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