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All Polymer Flocculants are not created equal.

While metal bearing wastewater is best served through the use of a high charge, high mole weight, anionic polymer. Fats’ Oils and Greases (FOG) work best with a cationic polymer.

How are they used?

Polymer Flocculants are used in chemical precipitation of wastewater treatment to destabilize the suspended particles and allow them to stick together for easier removal.

Why are they so darn attractive?

Polymer flocculants form long chains that meander around in the wastewater and the unwanted suspended solids are drawn to them light bees to honey. Once the flocculant chains can’t hold anymore solidsthey settle to the bottom of the tank once the music stops. (or the mixer is turned off.) Next stop is the clarifier where all of the solids are concentrated, pressed, and dried and hauled away. Without the solids the clean water can be released to the sewer as long as you have a discharge permit.

How do I figure out which ones I need?

That’s where we come in. We have a dedicated staff of experts that determine if you will need a cationic, anionic or nonionic polymer for your specific needs. In the past 18 months we have answered these questions at customer facilities over 900 times.

Contact us today for any wastewater treatment questions you have.