Chemicals and Equipment for Dewatering Wastewater involves several key components: physical treatment (i.e. screening and filtering processes), biological treatment (i.e. oxidation ponds and lagoons), and chemicals. The chemicals required for water treatment must be used more aggressively and in larger quantities for wastewater than municipal drinking water.
Dewatering wastewater involves the removal of water from solids slurry (sludge or cake) in quantities greater than what is achieved by settling alone. Mechanical processes and land dewatering techniques can be applied to aid in selecting the most appropriate method for the dewatering under consideration.
One major reason for using chemicals and equipment for dewatering wastewater is to decrease the capital and operating costs for final sludge disposal. Dewatered solids from a 1 to a 20 percent solids concentration reduces volume by three-fourths and generates a cake-like material that has a non-fluid consistency. In addition during the dewatering process, pH, TSS, BOD and COD can all be addressed during the total treatment of the waste water from Source-To-Discharge.
ChemREADY, being an authorized distributor of Matec, has introduced an innovative ground-breaking technology that can help wastewater operations dewater their cleaning and wastewater by up to 85% with minimal use of flocculants and in addition, gives a return of clear water for them to reuse in their production process.
This process removes the need for all settling ponds through the use of fully automated, proprietary dewatering techniques and the use of ultra-high pressure filtration. This ultimately reduces the need for the use of flocculants and reduces manpower to nearly nothing. Ready Mix plants truely benefit from this new technology available to their industry, especially because of the extraordinarily low cost of implementation.