Suspended & dissolved solids removal is required for nearly every water treatment application across every industry. Many physical and chemical characteristics as specific gravity, rise/settling rates, particle size, and chemical composition must be evaluated in order to select the correct technology for solids reduction. Chemical treatment is a commonly used in conjunction with clarification, separation, and filtration to enhance solids removal. It is often required to precipitate dissolved solids and/or form floc that will more readily settle within a given liquid stream.
A coal fired power plant needed an upgraded stormwater treatment system to properly deal with high levels of coal ash (from coal pile run-off), solids, and oil prior to discharge.