Wastewater treatment plays a critical role in protecting both public health and the environment. Adopting a higher-concentration wastewater chemistry can enhance treatment efficiency. This article depicts the advantages associated with transitioning to higher concentration in active ingredients coagulant and the appropriate type of polymer for your treatment. This includes improved contaminant removal, enhanced process stability, reduced environmental impact, and cost and energy savings in freight logistics.
Improved Contaminant Removal
Upgrading the coagulant to a higher in active ingredients alternative and choosing the right charge flocculant offer significant advantages in terms of contaminant removal. The ability to attract and capture contaminants per unit volume can be greatly enhanced by increasing the concentration of active ingredients in the coagulants used in the treatment process. Without needing to modify the equipment, the removal capacity for pollutants can be greatly enhanced by selecting the appropriate higher-concentrated coagulant and flocculant. The reduction of sludge and enhanced flow throughput in clarifiers and DAF are frequently observed as some of the key advantages.
Reduced Environmental Impact
Being able to use less chemistry has a hidden environmental advantage. Yes, a highly concentrated coagulant can increase the performance of your system and reduce the contaminant load on the environment. This is somewhat of an obvious cause-and-effect relationship. The less obvious one is linked to the method of manufacture of most water treatment chemicals. Coagulants and flocculants are not simple molecules, requiring a combination of primary chemicals, chemical by-products, heat, and pressure to give the final product. There is an environmental cost to creating these molecules. Heat and pressure, in most cases, come from the burning of a fossil fuel source. To heat up a lower-concentrated solution, it requires virtually the same amount of external energy as a highly concentrated solution since most of the energy goes to heating the aqueous fraction of the solution. Using a highly concentrated coagulant in combination with the right flocculant will allow you to reduce your environmental footprint by reducing the amount of energy you are using before the product gets to your plant.
Cost and Energy Savings in Freight Logistics
The transportation of goods is becoming more expensive. While trucks are becoming more efficient and less polluting, they are still contributing a significant amount of greenhouse gases to our environment. Being able to optimize freight and logistics can create significant cost and environmental savings. A higher-concentrated coagulant paired with the right flocculant will reduce the amount of yearly delivery to your plant due to the lower volume of chemistry used due to the high concentration. As a result, there will be fewer shipments, fewer returns of empty packaging, less packaging used, and less risk for operators, as well as numerous other benefits related to a decreased manipulation load. By optimizing the chemistry and by selecting a higher-concentrated solution, logistic expenses can be cut by up to four times.
More effective and sustainable wastewater management can be achieved through improved contaminant removal, improved process stability, reduced environmental impact, and cost and energy savings in freight logistics. By leveraging the advantages of higher-concentration coagulants and expertly chosen flocculants, we can achieve cleaner water resources, reduce costs, minimize energy consumption, and ensure a healthier environment for future generations.