What Role Does Coagulation Play in Water Treatment?

Coagulation is a technique that’s commonly used in water treatment. It involves applying chemicals called coagulants to wastewater, causing pollutants to stick together so they can be more easily removed. With a sedimentation system, the goal is to get solids to settle to the bottom of the tank for removal. In a flotation tank, tiny bubbles will carry the solids to the surface of the water, where the waste can be skimmed away and collected.

There are many types of chemicals that can be used for coagulation during water treatment. These chemicals include polyaluminum chloride, aluminum chloride, aluminum sulfate, ferric chloride, and ferrous sulfate monohydrate. Choosing between different chemicals depends on the intended application. For instance, some are better suited for reducing BOD and COD than others.

Utilize Coagulants in Your Treatment Processes

If you need supplies or support services related to using coagulants in your facility, look to Beckart Environmental. We’re a full-service treatment equipment manufacturer that offers a wide variety of coagulants, mixing tanks you can use to apply the chemicals, and automated chemical feed systems that will dispense the chemicals as needed. We offer our treatment chemicals in drum, tote, and bulk quantities, making it easy for you to select the appropriate amount for your facility. We can also provide you with customized chemical blends through our in-house lab.

To discuss your coagulation needs with our water treatment experts, contact Beckart Environmental today and schedule a consultation. We look forward to providing you with the high level of support all of our clients have received since our founding in 1978.