Article: Effective Solids Separation In Surface Water Treatment, Smart Water Magazine
Updated: Jul 13, 2020
Surface water treatment facilities face the challenge of producing high quality clean water either for drinking, agricultural or industrial applications regardless of fluctuating turbidity and TSS (Total Suspended Solids) inlet conditions. In order to meet the increasing demand for high quality and continues supply of water, many water treatment plants will incorporate a solid separation step.
The recently developed innovative hydrodynamic separator, developed by AquaHD, is free from the limitations of the conventional solid separation processes. The hydrodynamic separator works by creating centripetal hydrodynamic forces to separate particles under low pressure. The configuration of the separator was developed using a complex mathematical model that creates flow structure, causing high level and efficient separation of the suspended particles. Unlike other traditional solutions, hydrodynamic separator removes a wide range of organic and inorganic suspended solids as small as 2 micron, from water with dirt load of up to 4000 PPM of TSS.