What is a study of treatability in water and effluents?

Some companies may not know, but a Treatability Study, conducted by technicians in wastewater treatment, can offer an optimization of your treatment process, bringing economic results, because it extracts from your process the maximum operational efficiency possible. Below is shown, in existing processes, the possibilities for gains in your operating expenses:

  • Reduction in the consumption of chemical products;
  • Reduction in the generation of solid waste;
  • Sustainable gains in the process;
  • Improvement in the performance indicator of the Treatment Station;
  • The final quality of the treated effluent is guaranteed.

The impact of the study on operations

A treatment plant, which is in operation, can operate properly using more chemical inputs than necessary, because the surplus applied in the treatment process will not necessarily have a negative impact on the final quality, but it will bring an unnecessary expense. With the Treatability Study, the objective is to apply the optimal point required for the chemical destabilization of particles in order to produce floc formation. In general, studies are conducted testing various coagulants, such as organic and synthetic polymers, metal salts, and pre-hydrolyzed aluminum- and iron-based metal. The logic behind a Treatability Study is quite simple:

  • Identifies the problem;
  • Verifies viable technologies;
  • Evaluates existing operational and structural conditions;
  • Apply the techniques studied in the laboratory at the treatment plant;
  • And, using criteria, the performance of the treatment station is measured.

The entire Treatability Study can be conducted in up to 3 months, because some more complex or organic compounds require special attention.

The EP Group experience making a difference

The EP Group, for being operating in the process market for over 45 years, shares with its customers, the challenges faced by all through government regulations at the federal level as CONAMA or in local state agencies, such as CETESB-SP, INEA-RJ, IAP-PR, etc., which regulates the quality necessary for the discharge of effluents in the receiving water bodies or sewage system.

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Rodrigo Constant