How is Zeoturb Flocculant Treatment used in water & wastewater applications?

Zeoturb water treatment flocculant

In most standard water treatment systems, there is a flocculation process that is used to reduce the concentrations of solids within the effluent stream. This particular process makes use of substances that aid in the clumping together of suspended particles. There are several different substances that have been used for decades, but research continues looking for more. Ideally, newer flocculants would be more effective, but also more environmentally friendly. With such goals in mind, Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. has optimized and reformulated a liquid bio-organic flocculant treatment.

What is it?

ZeoTurb is an NSF 60 certified unique and advanced liquid bio-organic flocculation treatment designed for the clarification of water & wastewater treatment applications. This solution  is both safe and effective for both municipal drinking water, wastewater and industrial applications.

How does it work to handle your treatment issue?

This innovative liquid flocculant treatment can be introduced manually into a clarifier and agitated using a hand paddle for low energy application requirements.

However, it is typically introduced using a chemical feed pump system autonomously connected to a flow meter for treatment into a clarifier tank or system. It is agitated using an inline static mixer or low/rapid speed mechanical mixer initial clarity typically in 3-5 minutes with complete settlement in about 14-18 minutes. 

About Coagulation and Flocculation Treatment?

Coagulation and flocculation are two of the most important and common treatment processes in water treatment systems. They are involved in pretreatment prior to sedimentation, which is where a majority of the solid/liquid separation occurs in preparation for the subsequent processes like filtration.

These processes are often used synonymously because they are often used conjointly and are generally similar, but are not quite the same. Coagulation is a process that uses a charged coagulant aid to nullify the opposite charge that exists between the suspended particles within the water or wastewater solution. Before adding the coagulant via chemicals or via electrocoagulation, the charge between the particles repels them from one another. This makes settling more difficult and slow, but afterwards, when the charge is neutralized, these particles can begin to agglomerate. However, this can still take some time in a clarifier, therefore, to speed things along a flocculant aid is introduced and the solution is gently agitated. The flocculant makes the already coalescing particles more attracted to one another and the agitation causes the clumps to collide more proactively. The larger these clumps become, the faster they will fall out of suspension in the sedimentation/clarification stage.

In this case, ZeoTurb acts as a flocculant media. Thanks to individual properties of the primary components of ZeoTurb, it makes for a very effective flocculant treatment aid.

Why does ZeoTurb make for a good flocculant?

What it boils down to is the properties of its constituents. One reason, its physical and chemical properties have demonstrated efficiency in reducing turbidity, sediment, and trace heavy metal levels. For another, unlike many other synthetic flocculants and metal salts its eco-friendly material can be safely disposed.

Its constituents have excellent adsorbent and ion exchange capabilities. Polymers are well known in water treatment for their binding capabilities. This environmentally friendly liquid has an affinity for trace heavy metals, so it compounds the adsorption of trace heavy metal ions, suspended solids, and turbidity.

Its composition keeps the formed agglomerations stable and together, even in the presence of shear forces. Unlike other flocculant polymers, It can also be used in clarification applications before membrane systems with post filtration.

What issues can it solve?

  • Silt/Sediment

  • Algae

  • Turbidity

  • Trace Hydrocarbon

  • Certain Heavy Metals

  • Tannins/Color

What clients can benefit from using the GWT Zeoturb bio organic liquid flocculant?

  • Government Agencies/Water Utilities

  • Petroleum related industries

  • Food & Beverage

  • Power Generation

  • Textile

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Commercial/Industrial

Want to learn more about the issues that Zeoturb flocculant treatment can help your organization solve? Contact the water & wastewater treatment experts at Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. at 1-877-267-3699 or reach out to us via email at to discuss your specific application.