Water and waste water treatment plants involve numerous operating variables therefore process optimization is crucial to dramatically minimize the occurrence of problems and breakdowns, minimize overall costs, protects the environment, ensures regulatory compliance with local authorities and maximize your return on investment.
Optimization is crucial to dramatically minimize the occurrence of problems and breakdowns
Plant/ Equipment Optimization
Optimization process to the WWT plant and associated equipment should be done periodically especially if it is going to be regularly operated at flows greater than its original intended capacity.
Plant / Equipment optimization can involve the following steps:
- Operate plant/equipment as specified in original design document
- Review and adopt current industry literature whenever feasible,
- Engage a water treatment process auditor to access plant / equipment performance
- Communicate with the OEM/ original design engineer with audit /performance results.
Significant operational benefits can be expected as a result, including reduced annual operating costs, reduced waste water turbidity, increased capacity, reduced media losses ( in case of filters), reduced head loss ( in case of pumps), reduced flow variations, reduced pH variations etc.
Jar test shall be done to estimate the minimum or ideal coagulant dose required to achieve certain water quality goals specific to any particular plant. This jar test shall simulate a water treatment plant’s coagulation and flocculation equipment with differing amount of chemical doses, and mixing and settling times. The results of this jar test shall be used to optimize the chemical use in a plant.
We’ll assess your chemical usage by confirming:
- Proper chemicals are used only as needed
- Proper chemical dosage is based on use tests (e.g. jar tests, titrations)
- Use conditions are appropriate (e.g. pH, alkalinity, temperature)
- Chemicals are prepared correctly (e.g. flocculant polymers)
- Chemicals are mixed and dispersed effectively
Pilot Trials and feasibility studies
Purpose of pilot trials is to determine the best solution available for your water treatment needs with minimal impact on existing operations.
Pilot trials can comprise of bench-top trials, use of trial units onsite and offsite, and scaled plant trials onsite.