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The Quenching Process – WasteWater Treatment Facilities

Posted November 10, 2015 by Matt in Uncategorized

The Quenching Process – WasteWater Treatment Facilities

Water is a basic need for life. It is therefore essential that on day to day occurrences, we quench our thirst with safe clean water for a healthy life. Little as it might seem, water is the most vital element of life for survival. WasteWater Treatment Facilities have significantly contributed to treating and recycling water. Before you consume your thirst, there are a number of processes that your ‘quencher’ passes through. These processes are referred to as water treatment stages. The treatment stages depend on the location or technological abilities of different WasteWater Treatment Facilities.

Standard water production starts by the process of flocculation/ Coagulation. Here, liquid aluminum sulfate is poured to the untreated water, when they mix, tiny dirt suspensions coagulate in the water. The more they stick, the more they become larger and heavier. They are not particles anymore; but flocs at this stage.

The second stage in most WasteWater Treatment Facilities is sedimentation. The flocs start sinking as water flows through another chamber. The floc that remains as a residue is referred to as sludge and is piped to lagoons to dry.

Filtration is the stage where water flows into a filter to remove tiny particles of, sand, silt or anthracite that could have escaped the sedimentation chamber. This process is important since it increases the effect of disinfection. Some Water Treatment Facilities combine this stage with sedimentation process.

The water gradually flows to the disinfection chamber where various treatment chemicals are used to kill any bacteria likely to cause diseases or viral infections. Chlorine is commonly used as a universal disinfectant due to its effective protection against harmful micro-organisms.

Fluoridation ensures treatment of all water supply outlets in order to adjust free fluoride ion concentration to optimal levels to minimize dental problems in children and adults. The water is precisely fluoridated within the constraints and requirements of statutory authority.

Finally for pH Correction, lime is used to adjust and stabilize the soft water to reduce corrosion in the piping system and plumbing channels.

Now your water is ready to consume! All Water Treatment Facilities use these processes to make your safety assured as you quench your thirst!


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