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Clarification Process in Water Treatment | Role Of Agitators

Water treatment is a complex yet vital process that ensures the water we consume is safe and free from impurities. At the heart of this process lies clarification—a series of meticulous steps that purify water by eliminating contaminants and particles, making it clearer and fit for consumption. The clarification process initiates with the addition of essential chemicals like coagulants and flocculants into the water. Coagulants, such as aluminum sulfate or ferric chloride, act by neutralizing the charge on suspended particles, causing them to clump together or coagulate. Subsequently, flocculants, typically polymers, bind these coagulated particles into larger, heavier masses known as flocs. Once this chemical reaction is complete, the water moves into a settling tank or basin. Here, gravity plays

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Mixing for Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF Systems)

Coagulation, flocculation and flotation systems Dynamix is often called on for its process experience in many industries because the mixer is at the heart of these processes.  DAF systems are used across many industries with many unique requirements which Dynamix is familiar with. There really isn’t a one size fits all or a configuration template that works for all processes when it comes to DAF systems. Ideally, the Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) process is used for thickening of combined primary and secondary sludge removing low-density materials such as microorganisms (algae, cysts), natural organic matter (NOM) and floc in low turbidity, soft waters (typically using coagulation and flocculation). Typically, DAF systems are a faster and more reliable alternative to sedimentation in the clarification

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Anoxic and Aerobic MBBR Mixing

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor MBBR Mixing Process Anoxic & Aerobic MBBR Mixing Proper mixing within anoxic and anaerobic MBBR zones can improve the bioorganic nutrient conversion processes, minimize operational footprint, reduce energy costs and improve water treatment efficiency. The Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) or IFAS (Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge) technologies are now more commonly used to maximize the efficiency in treating wastewater from industrial applications that produce high concentrations of BOD, COD and TSS. This newly adopted technology has become more efficient than traditional biological wastewater treatment processes capable of achieving nearly complete nitrate/nitrite-nitrogen (NOX-N) reduction. It also reduces water treatment plants footprint by minimizing stages previously required to filter BOD from biosolids. The MBBR Process In short, MBBR is

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Industrial Mixing

pH, Alkalinity & Mixing within Reaction Times

Understanding the pH values and alkalinity of a mixture is critically important in many industries, but especially in the water and wastewater treatment industry. This article will highlight appropriate mixing times as well as the affect on reaction times. 3 What IS PH AND ALKALINITY? Industrial waste and water sources contain impurities that range in chemical, physical and biological characterizations and depending on what stages or processes the water undergoes we measure how acidic or alkaline water is by using the pH scale.  Generally, water is considered neutral when the concentrations of hydrogen ion [H+] and hydroxide ion [H3O+] are the same where the pH scale would read “pH 7”. The pH value is calculated as the negative logarithm concentration

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Key Factors to Lime Slurry Usage in Water Treatment Processes

LIME SLURRY USAGE FOR WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES   FACTORS TO CONSIDER   What is Lime? Not to be confused with the lime you find in your local produce store, Lime is a commonly used chemical for wastewater treatment and can be slaked when water is added and turned into slurry. The use of lime in its various forms has been steadily on the rise. Today lime is the most important chemical used throughout the world for pollution control. It is, therefore, imperative that handling and processing lime be well understood by all those who use this chemical. The Lime used in the water treatment industry is referred to as either quicklime (CaO) or hydrated lime (Ca(OH)², which is hydrated in

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Water Treatment

Measuring Water Quality From Outer Space

USING SATELLITES to measure water quality A team of international researchers has recently demonstrated that water quality can be assessed from outer space. Researchers from the University of Leicester, the Hungarian Academy of Science and industrial partners published in Elsevier, have successfully used satellite technology to visualize pollution levels otherwise invisible to the human eye through ‘Superhero vision’. While these methods have previously been used for seas and oceans, they are not readily available for lakes, especially shallow lakes with complex optical environments defined by a mix of different natural substances in the water. The study focused on Lake Balaton, which is Central Europe’s largest lake and a popular tourist spot. The lake’s “very shallow depth means that Balaton is a unique system, as both a habitat

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