Much of wastewater produced today is contaminated with both soluble and insoluble impurities such as suspended solids, organics, pathogens, metals, nutrients and other priority pollutants that must be removed prior to discharge back into the environment. Federal, state, and local governments have created stringent environmental laws which define the acceptable levels of wastewater effluent quality. Those laws are administered and regulated by the issuance of discharge permits.
Compliance with Wastewater Treatment Requirements
USALCO products and onsite technical services help both municipalities and industry improve wastewater quality and compliance.
Chemicals used to remove specific wastewater contaminants, thereby enabling customers to meet their EPA mandated discharge permits, include:
Alum acts as a coagulant, precipitant and flocculant (settling agent) to aid in the removal of contaminants such as turbidity, BOD, TOC and color to name a few. Both alum and sodium aluminate are extremely effective in wastewater applications requiring phosphorus removal.
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Free Jar Testing & Trials
USALCO offers free jar testing and trials to optimize chemical dosages and to help your plant stay in compliance.
Typical Chemical Solutions
Products often purchased by wastewater treatment plants include:
- Alum or aluminum sulfate
- Sodium aluminate
- Sodium metabisulfite
- Polymer (dewatering)
- Sodium hydroxide
- Ferric Chloride
- Ferrous Chloride
Some of the benefits of USALCO wastewater treatment with sodium aluminate and/or alum include:
- Effective coagulation and solids settling
- Optimal phosphorus removal at lowest dosage
- Improvement in ammonia removal in alkalinity-deficient wastewaters
- Optimization of UV disinfection
- Enables pH control and compliance without additional chemicals
- Algae control and prevention in lake water remediation
Packaging & Delivery
We supply our wastewater treatment products in bulk quantities using dedicated transportation equipment, from our multiple plant locations, to ensure quality.
About the Clean Water Act
Amendments in 1972 to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Public Law 92-500–, known as the Clean Water Act (CWA), established the foundation for wastewater discharge control in this country. The CWA’s primary objective is to ‘restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.’
Today, approximately 16,000 municipal wastewater treatment facilities are in operation nationwide. The CWA requires that municipal wastewater treatment plant discharges meet a minimum of “secondary treatment.”
Over 30 percent of modern wastewater treatment facilities produce cleaner discharges by providing even greater levels of treatment than secondary, according to the EPA.
How Can We Support Your Wastewater Treatment Program?
USALCO offers consistent performance, value and economy. If you would like additional information, a quote or further assistance discussing your wastewater treatment program, please contact us.