A California liquid waste treatment facility, treating septic, landfill leachate, and portable toilet wastewater has replaced it's chemical treatment process with Electrocoagulation and Ozone and reduced waste water treatment cost by $90,000 per month. More..

A diesel engine assembly and semi tractor repair facility in central California uses an Electrocoagulation (EC) system to reclaim steam cleaner wash water and parking lot run off water, eliminating discharge fees and saving on average $700,000 per year. More..

 

 

 

 

Wastewaters can be treated for as low as $0.24 per 1000 gallons using Electrocoagulation with up to 99% removal of waste products.

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Electrocoagulation

Saves money, eliminates the need for polymers and effectively acheives up to 99% removal of waste products.

Electrocoagulation uses a proprietary treatment chamber and electricity to treat a wide range of differing waste streams containing heavy metals, virus, bacteria, pesticides, arsenic, MTBE, cyanide, BOD, TDS, and TSS. Electrocoagulation is used to treat Municipal, Industrial, and Commercial wastewater.

Capabilities of Electrocoagulation

  • Removes heavy metals as oxides that pass TCLP
  • Removes suspended and colloidal solids
  • Breaks oil emulsions in water
  • Removes fats, oil, and grease
  • Removes complex organics
  • Destroys & removes bacteria, viruses & cysts

Benefits of Electrocoagulation

  • Meet Discharge Requirements
  • Reduce Sludge Volume
  • Eliminate Chemicals
  • Process Multiple Contaminants
  • Process Waste Streams with up to 5% solids.
  • Harvest Proteins, Oils, and Metals

How Electrocoagulation Works

 

This Electrocoagulation Unit can process 50 gallons per minute.

System size ranges from 1 gallon per minute to 2,500 gallons per minute.

Electrocoagulation uses a treatment chamber housing a series of vertically mounted iron blades and electricity to treat a wide range of differing waste streams. The process separates solids from the water molecule and can treat for example heavy metals, virus, bacteria, pesticides, arsenic, MTBE, cyanide, BOD, TDS, and TSS. It is used to treat Municipal, Industrial, and Commercial wastewater (eg; sewage treatment, dairy, plating shops, contaminated soil, steam cleaner and car wash water, mining, laundries, and textile dye).

Solids that are normally held in solution by the hydrogen bond in the water molecule are “shocked” in a chamber of electrified iron blades mounted vertically. This reaction breaks the hydrogen bond, and the solids drop out of solution. This removes and destroys contaminants in the water, and allows the solids to be filtered. What is left is the water molecule and solids in suspension.

A 50 gpm Electrocoagulation unit treating septic, landfill leachate and portable toilet wastewater replaces chemical treatment and saves a liquid waste treatment facility one million dollars per year

 

Typically, the overall operating cost for operating EC is about .25 cents per 1,000 gallons. Some of our units that have been in operation for the past 8-10 years treat oil, grease and sludge, truck wash-down water, septic, grease trap from restaurants, rinse water from metal plating, municipal waste water, manufacturing waste water, mining waste and drinking water. You can use the same module to treat different waste streams, and you can also treat multiple waste streams.

Electrocoagulation can be used to replace chemical treatment and reduce/eliminate the use of polymers at a POTW. The treated water is suitable for irrigation and the biosolid suitable for compost. This could reduce the need for variances, and divert typical ocean discharge because it kills all virus and bacteria, creating instead treated water suitable for landscape irrigation. It can be used as an effective way to treat drinking water to remove silica, arsenic, uranium, Perchlorate, MTBE, virus and bacteria including E.coli.

Sample of Contaminants Removed

Contaminants
Percentage Removed
BOD
90%+
TSS (Clay, coal, silt, silica, etc.)
99%+
Fats, Oils, Grease
93-99%+
Water From Sludge
50-80%+
Heavy Metals
95-99%+
Phosphates
93%+
Total Coliform (E. Coli)
99.99%+

See specific results removing varous contaminants conducted by a qualified independent laboratory (PDF)

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