Water treatment systems are an important source to safeguard human lives against diseases caused as a result of the consumption of contaminated water. Rapid industrialization has led to unsupervised dumping of harmful chemicals into the water bodies and has rendered it polluted and unfit for use. Thus, water purification and water treatment systems become a necessity to avoid cholera, diarrhea and other fatal diseases.
What is a wastewater treatment system?
A wastewater treatment system is a system made up of several individual technologies that address your specific wastewater treatment needs.
Treating wastewater is rarely a static process, and a wastewater treatment system that is engineered to accommodate fluctuations in treatment needs will go a long way in avoiding costly replacements/upgrades down the line.
An efficient and well-designed wastewater treatment system should be able to handle:
- process variations in contamination and flow
- variations in water chemistry needs and required chemical volumes adjustments
- possible changes in water effluent requirements
What’s included in a basic wastewater treatment system?
As mentioned above, the exact components of a wastewater treatment system depend on the wastewater characterization in relation to regulatory requirements for discharge from the plant, but in general, a basic wastewater treatment system typically includes some type of:
- clarifier to settle suspended solids that are present as a result of treatment
- chemical feed to help facilitate the precipitation, flocculation, or coagulation of any metals and suspended solids
- filtration to remove all the leftover trace amounts of suspended solids (again, the level of filtration needed will depend on the degree of suspended solids removal required to pass local discharge regulations)
- Final pH adjustment and any post treatment
- control panel (depending on the level of automated operation needed)