When addressing wastewater system problems caused by foam, count on ChemREADY to enhance overall wastewater system performance and achieve system stability to meet the discharge criteria for the wastewater system. If you have issues with foam at your facility learn below how you can begin the process of treating your system today.
To ensure that water systems are well maintained and operate at optimum efficiency, the correct water conditions are essential at all times. This can be achieved using carefully selected antifoams and defoamers. Defoamers can be any chemical that’s used to reduce or eliminate foam in industrial processing.
ChemREADY’s technically advanced antifoams, defoamers and foam control agents are scientifically formulated to control unwanted foam generation and are ideal for use in a wide range of process applications. Our high performance foam control chemical formulations include both food grade (including Kosher applications) and non-food grade antifoams, and silicone and mineral hydrocarbon-based products.
When it comes to dealing with foam, its not as simple as finding the cheapest defoamer and integrating it into your water treatment plan. Their are two different types of surfactants used for treating foam in wastewater.
The first surfactant is defoamers. Defoamers are used to break down air bubbles forming in aqueous solutions and prevent the formation of debris, reduce the amount of required maintenance, and keep operations running efficiently. There is also the issue of hazardous solutions bubbling up onto walkways that may cause injury from slips or chemical contamination.
The second surfactant is antifoaming agents. Antifoaming agents are designed to be used prior to the formation of foam and prevent it from forming to begin with. Should your operations encounter a situation where air bubbles would begin to form, such as using a water born coating, you would want to integrate this product into your wastewater treatment plan.
In wastewater treatment, the way that water treaters will control foaming issues is to add anti-foam on a regular schedule, especially during high demand times in water treatment facilities. Some facilities however will overtreat and add product when their is little to no foam generation. When foam is starting to get our of hand, water treaters may become reactive and begin adding anti-foam too late or at random intervals. It’s important to know not just what to add, but when and how much.
The cost of additional chemicals and labor can build up quickly. We recommend speaking to an expert water treatment company that can help manage your facility and get a water treatment plan in place to avoid costly spending on product you don’t need to use. If you’re in need of high quality water treatment, contact us today!