chemicals_bFilter Aids for Wastewater Treatment Systems:

If you’re searching for the right filter aid for your operations, turn to Beckart Environmental. As a wastewater treatment company that has been serving industrial and municipal clients since 1978, we offer a selection of filter aids for you to choose from. Our selection includes:

Diatomaceous earth

This natural filter aid can improve the filtering capacity of inert filters by helping to remove suspended solids, semi-colloids and oily liquids. It is also used for pre-coating the septum in a variety of filtering devices such as filter presses, vacuum filters, leaf filters, tubular filters, and other specialty filters. In addition to being extremely effective, diatomaceous earth is also economical, making it a great choice for facilities managers looking to boost the productivity of their wastewater systems without making huge upgrades.

Bentonite clay

This chemical encapsulates suspended solids, various organic compounds, toxicants, and other substances. It is a highly effective chemical, in granular form, for the purification of wastewater and sludge dewatering. It is composed of inorganic minerals and other proprietary compounds specially produced to absorb a wide variety of contaminants and will encapsulate suspended solids, many organic compounds and toxicants. Bentonite clay can be dispersed into the treatment tank manually with a measuring scoop or continuously with a dry feed system.


This is the preferred filter aid for many applications because of its high efficiency and effectiveness. It leaves no residual colors and provides excellent pre-coat conditioning. Perlite can also be used as a sludge conditioning agent that facilitates easy removal of the filter cake that remains after dewatering has been completed. Perlite can be used in vacuum filters, tubular filters, leaf filters, and plate filters to improve the consistency of what is left in the filter cake.

Worldwide Service

With representatives on five continents and distribution centers across the United States, Mexico, Chile, and the United Kingdom, Beckart Environmental serves facilities around the world. We can promptly provide you with the filter aids you need, no matter where your facility is located. Contact Beckart Environmental today for more information.

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