Using Chemicals for Wastewater Treatment

There are many types of chemicals that are commonly used for wastewater treatment. These chemicals help make processes more efficient, so you can have greater success preparing water for discharge or reuse within your facility. However, it takes a great deal of expertise to know how to use these chemicals properly, so consulting with treatment experts is key before you begin a chemical treatment program.

One commonly used type of wastewater chemicals is pH neutralizers. These are acids or alkalis that can be added to water to get its pH levels closer to the ideal state. For convenience and to maximize efficiency, you can have pH sensors built into your treatment tanks, which will track the pH level of your wastewater. When the water would benefit from the addition of pH neutralizing chemicals, an automated chemical feed system will release the right amount of an acid or alkali at the ideal time, keeping the pH levels where you want them without requiring you to manually perform these processes.

Other widely used types of wastewater treatment chemicals are coagulants and flocculants. These chemicals are used to cause solids in wastewater to bunch together in flocs, so they can be more easily removed from water. Like pH neutralization chemicals, coagulants and flocculants can be applied to water on an automated basis using chemical feed systems. Oftentimes, agitators are used in mixing tanks to help disperse the chemicals throughout water.

To determine how you can benefit from using chemicals for your wastewater treatment processes, contact Beckart Environmental today. We offer a full selection of commodity chemicals and can also create customized chemical blends for you through our in-house laboratory. For many of the chemicals we offer, you will have the option of choosing among tote, drum, and bulk quantities, so you can get the amount that’s most appropriate for the size of your operation.