Sedimentation Water Treatment Explained

Sedimentation water treatment is a practice that’s commonly performed at municipal treatment plants and many types of industrial facilities. When there’s a need to remove pollutants from wastewater, sedimentation is the method that’s frequently used. As its name implies, this approach is focused on making solids settle out of a mixture so that they can be removed and sent for disposal. The tanks in which this process typically occurs are called clarifiers. Some of these tanks, ones called lamella clarifiers, have “slant plate” designs that increase the effective settling area within the tank, and the bottom of these tanks allow for easy removal of settled solids.

In some cases, coagulants or flocculants may be added to wastewater before it reaches the sedimentation tank to encourage solids to settle to the bottom. These chemicals will cause solids to stick together in flocs, which have added weight and will more readily settle. To maximize efficiency, a sedimentation water treatment system can be outfitted with an automated chemical feed system that dispenses these chemicals automatically at the appropriate time and quantity.

If you’re looking to upgrade your sedimentation system or build a new one from scratch, Beckart Environmental is the company for you to call. We’re highly experienced at building and installing sedimentation systems, and we offer all the products and support services you require to get your system running at peak efficiency. Contact Beckart Environmental today to schedule a consultation about how you can benefit from using a sedimentation water treatment system that’s specially designed for your facility. We would be pleased to help you evaluate your needs and tell you about the different treatment solutions that we offer.