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Monitor Basic Plant Parameters to Optimize Net Production

Posted by Rich Ross, Scott Pallwitz, Eric Hessing on Feb 22, 2017 6:04:00 AM

A large percentage of package water treatment plants today operate using obsolete or inefficient backwash methods. These methods can be improved upon by monitoring basic parameters to initiate a clarifier flush and a filter backwash based upon set-time intervals, headloss across the media, and effluent turbidity.

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Category: Clarifier Maintenance, Water Treatment

Clarifier Maintenance

Posted by Jess Kelley on May 3, 2016 12:20:04 PM

Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill will. Regular maintenance, an annual inspection of the mechanism and an occasional touchup of the paint or coating system are simple and inexpensive proactive steps that will usually prevent most problems. Three components of all clarifiers require maintenance: the effluent system, the sludge removal system and the drive. The effluent and sludge removal systems require maintenance only occasionally, whereas the drive requires regular maintenance.

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Category: Clarifier Maintenance

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