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Wastewater Treatment Systems

Running a facility is tough work. Knowing the ins and outs of building maintenance takes a long time to master. Add in things like security and waste treatment and the job gets pretty tough. Even if you are a licensed wastewater operator, knowing exactly what is going on with treatment can be difficult at best. Here is a basic refresher guide to everything you need to know about wastewater treatment systems (and how to operate them too!)

What does a Wastewater Treatment System Do?

There are many different versions of wastewater treatment systems available. Treatment tanks can come in all different shapes and sizes. Cylindrical, cubic, very large, and very small tanks. The variation of tanks shouldn’t come as a surprise. Each of the tanks is responsible for treating very different types of waste: chemical wastes, pharmaceutical wastes, and even food wastes. The important thing to remember is that each of the wastewater treatment systems aims to do the exact same thing: balance pH.

How do Wastewater Treatment Systems Work?

Very simply actually! Even though there is complex science behind treatment systems, the job they do is simple. Neutralize (or balance, bring to 7 on the pH scale, etc.) pH! Before wastewater can go back out into the environment it needs to be safe and able to be easily absorbed. Neutralizing the pH is the process that makes this possible. By adding either acid or base to the water and waste, the risk of pollution goes down.

What options are there for wastewater treatment systems?

Here at Practical Applications Inc, we not only teach the class for wastewater operators, we also build some of the highest performing pH Neutralization Systems in the world. Therefore, when it comes to options, the sky is the limit! Ideally, every system is built into the building at the beginning of construction – so the customization of the size and shapes of the tanks varies. Our one tank and two tank designs are capable of handling most wastes. It all depends on what the needs of the client are.

What are the different parts of a wastewater system?

The different parts of a wastewater system include: the tank(s) itself, the acid and base station (lift station), the control panel, and the pH recorder. These parts work in unison to make sure that the correct amounts of chemical are being added to the water in the tank(s). Another important part of the system is the pH probe. The probe is what tells the control panel the pH level reading and is a very important part to monitor. A licensed wastewater operator will know how to properly run the entire machine – including checking for things such as probe damage.