The outbreak of water-borne diseases is among the great tragedies facing the society today. With increased deaths by the day, most governments are developing projects to counteract this outbreak. Treating wastewater is a sustainable move to deal with both short and long term effects of water-related diseases.
Wastewater basically refers to water that is too polluted for further use whether in commercial and residential establishments. Despite waste water being unhealthy, wastewater is still available and is in use in many institutions. Fortunately, through a systematic process, Ashton Tucker Water Treatment says wastewater can be treated to become clean and healthy for use.
Comprehensive Treatment Process
Wastewater treatment process needs to be in distinct stages to ensure good water quality. These include:
Filtration and Sedimentation – The first stages involve large filters to remove solid materials. The removal of salt and gilt follows to prevent damage to the treatment equipment by abrasion. Wastewater then passes through a sedimentation tank where solid materials settle by gravity facilitating their removal. The resultant sludge goes to another tank for further treatment. Sedimentation majorly utilizes clarifiers: peripheral flow and center feed clarifiers.
Waste Breakdown and Further Sedimentation – The second process uses natural microorganisms for the breakdown of organic solids. This water flows through aeration tanks where oxygen is blown to facilitate the growth of these naturally occurring micro-organisms. Present nutrients and organic pollutants in the wastewater act as food to these micro-organisms. The resultant wastewater mixture moves to a further sedimentation tank for the settling of biomass.
Chlorination – By this stage, the wastewater is already clarified, but may contain pathogens that pose a health risk to humans. Water experts add chlorine to water at this stage to eliminate these pathogens. In some cases, this treatment process using chlorine is done severally to ensure maximum safety of the water.
For your wastewater treatment, contact water experts who will accompany the water treatment with services such as spectrophotometry, polymer testing and jar tests. The water treatment experts also sell clarifier rebuilds and retrofits which are cost-effective solutions for treating wastewater than acquiring a new system.