Wastewater Treatment for Small Quantity Generators

Traditional Treatment vs. Clay-Based Treatment If you are generating low volumes of wastewater, 1 to 30 gallons per minute consider using clay-based treatment over using traditional treatment chemical treatment for coagulation-flocculation. What’s the difference? When using clay-based treatment the coagulants and flocculants are pre-blended in dry form with sodium-based bentonite clay. The blend is packaged in easy to store and easy to handle 50 pound bags. The blend is typically dispensed from a dry feed hopper into a wastewater mix tank. With traditional chemicals, the coagulant and flocculants are stored in liquid form. Storing liquid chemicals requires a containment area ... » Read More

Bentonite Wastewater Treatment: Sodium Bentonite vs Calcium Bentonite.

Bentonite Wastewater Treatment All Bentonite clay used in wastewater treatment is not the same. There is sodium bentonite and there is calcium bentonite. What’s the difference? Bentonite clay found in many places around the world is mostly calcium bentonite. Calcium bentonite is significantly less efficient for wastewater treatment. The reason that sodium bentonite is more effective than calcium bentonite is due to two things, the surface area and to the charge. The surface area of sodium bentonite clay is larger than Calcium bentonite giving it a significant advantage for adsorbing oils, grease, and metals. This also provides better encapsulation of ... » Read More