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03/29/2017 | Evans Equipment
3 Factors to Consider When Creating a Custom Wastewater Treatment System
Not all wastewater treatment systems are the same. There are many factors which affect the process of building customized industrial equipment.
When water treatment is approached holistically, it ensures that you not only have the correct Water Treatment System, but also the correct pre-treatment components.
It is essential for your facility’s needs to be thoroughly understood to avoid inadequate equipment and costly mistakes.
What Should Be Considered?
- Water Quality Requirements
When a Wastewater Treatment System is designed, it must be designed with the water quality requirements in mind. This starts with how you can effectively and quickly remove contaminants.
While a well-planned design focuses on filtration, the pre-separation process before the water enters the system is extremely important to optimal performance. When pre-separation is included in the initial design, a cleaner processed water will minimize maintenance costs providing longer filter life, fewer pump failures, reduced sediment build up in the coil of the pressure washer, and controlled chemical consumption (i.e. coagulants, which separate the solids within the water) reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
- Water Demand
The expected water flow rate must be considered to ensure that the Water Treatment System is sized correctly.
For example, each pressure washer may consume 4-5 gallons per minute (GPM) and an analysis of your washing processes is critical to discern the volume of water currently moving through your facility to ensure the system is scaled to your facility’s needs.
- Separation Requirements
Adequate separation is a vital part of the pre-treatment process aiding in removing as much oil and suspended solids prior to the water entering the Water Treatment System. This reduces the stress on the system and ultimately results in a better output of treated water.
What Happens When These Factors are Not Considered?
When the facility’s wash needs are not taken into consideration, the Water Treatment System will be inadequate. It will not produce treated water of sufficient quality and the processed water from the system can produce a foul smell.
Inadequate equipment and insufficient quality leads to unsatisfied customers, unfinished jobs, and higher maintenance costs.
All components of the system are crucial to the overall performance. Proper pre-treatment will help remove most of the floating oil and grease. Heavy hydrocarbons will be removed before entering the Water Treatment System. Any suspended solids will ultimately settle to the bottom of the separator.
The result of the pre-treatment will prevent the Water Treatment System from having to work as hard, resulting in less contaminants to treat ensuring better quality of the processed or treated water produced by the system.
Evans Equipment & Environmental understands all the factors that contribute to your wastewater needs and supports you through every step of the process, from designing to building. Each system must be viewed with a holistic approach to meet all your needs, not just some of them.