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The Importance of Chemical Dosing in Wastewater Treatment

With only 3% of the world’s water being fresh, water treatment is essential to the overall survival of society. Undrinkable water needs to be processed in some way to become drinkable or there is simply not enough water in the world to address the need for water.

Primary and secondary waste treatments remove up to 95% of all pollutants from the wastewater before the treated water is disinfected and released back into the local waterways. This works to protect the waterways we do have for coming generations.

Dissolved Air Flotation Systems are designed and intended to remove suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand, and oils and greases from the water. Upwards of 60% of the energy needs in a waste water treatment plant are for the aeration process, while only 10% to 15% of the energy is used for the pumping systems that move the water.

Proper and accurate chemical dosing is a vital part of the water treatment process to ensure that the pollutants are removed without adding new pollutants or disrupting the appropriate chemical balance of the water.

The process of treating water can be complicated and delicate. The balance of water is fairly specific to the area, and it is important to maintain that balance for the sake of the local ecosystems. Releasing water into the local waterways that is not balanced to what is expected, it can cause the dramatic loss of both plants and animals.

Components of the industrial water treatment system as well as municipal systems are complicated and need to be closely monitored by experienced and licensed professionals. Oil and water separator, chemical dosing, plate settler clarifier, and other water treatment products will vary based on the water, pollutants, and local systems.

These processes and the chemical dosing are carefully monitored by the EPA and other local government bodies due to the importance of accuracy and safety. Once water has been released into the local water system, it can not be retrieved. If the chemical dosing was wrong, the damage is already done, and only time will reveal the fulll extent of the damage.

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