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Are you Using Coagulants?

Adding coagulants to wastewater can greatly improve the efficiency of removing suspended solids. This is particularly true when there are substantial numbers of very small particles.  However, the flocs created by most coagulants are typically “sticky” and will adhere to filter media with which they come into contact. This occurs most frequently when the filterContinue Reading

Tips for Getting the Best Performance from your Filter

Every filter has a range of operating conditions within which it will yield optimum results.  If the characteristics of the water to be filtered or operating practices fall outside the range, filter performance will not meet expectations. Before purchasing a filter, you should ask the manufacturer to describe the conditions under which the filter willContinue Reading

Treating Backwash Water to Eliminate Discharge Costs

If you have a filter that is cleaned via backwashing, you’re faced with the problem of getting rid of that water.  In most places, the water cannot be discharged legally to the storm drain or sanitary sewer.  Discharging it to the ground on the facility’s property can contaminate the soil, (depending on the type of particlesContinue Reading

Iron Removal from Water and Wastewater

Noticing that water has a reddish/brown color, or that it contains what appears to be tiny rust-colored flakes are usually signs that…   the water contains iron or that pipes and/or boilers are corroded Differentiating between these two causes is important, because it affects the type of treatment that will be most effective in resolvingContinue Reading

Why should a Water Analysis be Performed?

Many times a customer will specify a particular type of filter or a specific micron removal goal.  If there is not a water analysis to support the appropriateness of a particular type of filter or treatment unit, the customer often finds the treatment system once installed does not produce the desired water quality.  In otherContinue Reading

Getting the Most Value from your Activated Carbon Filter

Granular activated carbon is an excellent medium for reducing natural and synthetic soluble organic compounds from water and wastewater.  However, it is an expensive media and must be replaced periodically.  Finding ways to maximize the performance and life of carbon can save significant dollars.  Here are three ways to maximize the performance of your carbonContinue Reading

Is Activated Carbon The Only Way To Remove Color From Water?

Activated carbon is the most common method of removing color from water, but it is not always the most appropriate method.  Sometimes the color in water comes from very small particles of suspended solids and not from dissolved solids.  The particles imparting the color are so small they cannot be seen with the naked eye,Continue Reading

Using Ultrapure Water For Industrial Processes

Many firms need very high quality water in order to manufacture a product that’s competitive in today’s demanding marketplace.  Waterprofessionals.com defines, “ultrapure” water as “water which meets stringent limits on several or all of the following: dissolved and suspended solids, organic carbon, dissolved gases and biological organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, pyrogens).” Firms that typically requireContinue Reading

Why Soften Water?

Softening water has a lot of benefits, some of them more common use than others. It’s not just residential either. Business and commercial industries are making the switch.  Schools, commercial laundries, and manufacturers all look to make improvements to their building and business with the benefits of soft water.   Let’s start with the basics, whatContinue Reading