The presence of clay minerals drastically increases the slimes volume that needs to be catered for due to its low settling capability as well as swelling characteristics. A variety of techniques and processes, especially advanced oxidation processes, have been applied to remove micropollutants from water to control drinking water contamination. Knowledge of these parameters may be important because: (1) The alkalinity … Coagulation is an important part of the water treatment process. The predictive model is expected to be a useful tool for evaluating design trade-offs between coagulant cost to increase surface coverage relative to capital cost to increase residence time and energy cost used to increase the velocity gradient. had the highest accuracy for all the responses. These patches play a crucial role in “electrostatic patch coagulation” (EPC). At this pH, flocculation can be readily prevented at low levels of dissolved silica (e.g., 10-20 mg/L). The optimum pH and the optimum dosages of alum and calcium oxide for the coagulation-flocculation process were determined. Alkali titration and Ferron species analysis were employed to investigate the hydrolysis performance and species distribution. with PE. time. Although many studies have considered the effectiveness of PACl under a spectrum of conditions for influent suspensions, little is known about the effect of precipitate aggregate size on the subsequent formation of flocs that can be readily removed by sedimentation. Sulfate ions were required in the raw water for high-basicity PACls to be effective in floc formation. vi LIST OF TABLES Table 2 ... engineered water treatment process, which includes coagulation, filtration, and disinfection. At water treatment plants which practice coagulation using alum, alkalinity in the form of lime (Ca (OH) 2) is almost always added either prior to dosing with alum (pre-liming) or after (post-liming). A coagulation process for water purification plants mainly uses feedforward control based on raw water quality and empirical data and requires operator's help. For the same level of efficiency (30% silica removal), the required dosages of hybrids are considerably lower than for PANS: 500 vs. 2,500 mg/L. For natural organic matter of both humic and algogenic origin, acidic pH values are favourable for their removal through charge neutralization mechanism. The pilot test results also show good removal efficiency of turbidity (64%), chlorophyll-a (96%). particles may be stable in water due to electrostatic charge interactions, hydrophilic Many micropollutants can withstand conventional WTP systems and stay in tap water. The dosages used for PACl ranged from 5 to 100 mg/L whereas CS dosages varied between 5 and 75 mg/L. effects, or to steric interactions from adsorbed macromolecules. It is concluded that measurements of turbidity fluctuations could be a very useful means of studying aggregation and disaggregation phenomena, and could form the basis of an on-line monitoring technique. Chitosan as a natural flocculant was added to the BL treatment process to support the PACl. In this paper, the effect of various factors on the speciation transformation of typical inorganic polymer flocculants (IPFs)–polyaluminum chloride (PACl) was investigated by ferron assay. For PE coagulant, 20 mg/L dosage, pH 8.8, Buffer intensity is an important parameter in assessing coagulation pH adjustment. 34 multiplied by 10** minus **4 to 3. The seasonal occurrence of algae blooms in surface waters remains a common problem, such as taste and odor (T&Os), the risk of disinfection by-products (DBPs), and disturbance to water treatment systems. The optimum pH for alum coagulation is 6 to 7.5 whereas 5.0 to 8.0 are for iron. Copyright © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. The heterogeneous pathway had a lower precipitate OH/Al ratio and a lower electrophoretic mobility. The quality of polymer flood produced water (PFPW) is different from produced water (PW) without polymer, and various techniques are being studied for the effective treatment of PFPW. The coagulation behavior of aluminum salts in a eutrophic source water was investigated from the viewpoint of Al(III) hydrolysis species transformation. It is concluded that PANS induced a sweep flocculation, while PA hybrids produced flocculation by a combination of sweep flocculation and patch formation. RMPACl with relatively smaller and porous flocs exhibited a faster settling time than PACl, because the additional RM played an important role in the phosphate removal. With the aid of 40 mg/L kaolinite, dye removal efficiency increased by 30% when the coagulant dosage was 30 mg/L. In most cases irrigating with water having a "high pH" ( 7) causes no problems as long as the alkalinity is low. The mineral-water interface was inferred to favor the transformation of Alm and Alo aggregates into Al13 as well as the reverse reaction (e.g., the degradation of Al13). While such a relationship may be possible at an … rapid reactive species by ferron assay, could form for alum and PACl0 in the weak acidic pH range, which transforms quickly into Alc after aging. Bicarbonate and carbonate ions in water can remove toxic metals (such as lead, arsenic, and cadmium) by precipitating the metals out of solution. The SMZ and OTC removals were 6.79%, -3.42%. Material for this article was largely taken from reference1.Coagulation and flocculation are essential processes in various disciplines. In the treatments with PAC and PE, linear squares model Mechanistically based scalable algorithms for design and operation of hydraulic flocculators were developed in this research based on observations of residual turbidity for a range of influent turbidities (5-500 NTU) and coagulant doses (0.01-0.15mM Al), for two hydraulic residence times (800s and 1,200s) and for two coagulant types (polyaluminum chloride and aluminum sulfate). At pH 6.5, the precipitate coated the seed particle surface; removal involved rapid self-coagulation of the colloids. The result showed that the maximum reduction of EC, TDS, TSS, COD, BOD, Cl−, HCO3− and SO42− were found to be 83.66, 85.7, 82.05, 82.05, 83.45, 66.91, 66.91 and 72.88%, respectively. Four hybrids for each polymer, with different proportions of PANS and polyamine (5, 10, 15, and 20%) were tested at two initial pHs (8.4 and 10.5) and five dosages (in the range 500–2,500 mg/L). Coagulation and Flocculation Process Fundamentals 1 Coagulation and Flocculation . One mode of action of PACl is reported to be through the formation of polymeric Al-oxyhydroxide precipitate aggregates that bridge between colloids. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Alkalinity effect of coagulation with polyaluminum chlorides: Role of electrostatic patch. This study puts forward the further possibilities and prospects of ESI-MS applied in the transformation and in-situ identification of Al13 nanocluster in aqueous. Overall, these results indicate that the use of a higher coagulation pHand thus higher alum dosesmay be particularly advantageous during periods of rapidly changing water quality conditions, such as high-NOM runoff events. Properties of the polymer and optimal conditions of preparation, The Chemistry of the Solid-Water Interface, Surface properties and aggregation of basic aluminium chloride hydrolysis products, Conditions for Al13 Polymer Formation in Partially Neutralized Aluminum Solutions1, Studies of hydrolyzed aluminum chloride solutions. The bond between the suspended solids to be removed and the metal hydroxide sots and water soluble metal hydroxide complexes must be established within this short period. At typical A1 doses used in water treatment, alum showed no evidence of polymer formation. Pandan leaves were extracted by using solvent extraction method. Finally, it is shown that the model can be employed to describe the performance of polyaluminum coagulants as well. The presence of NB did not affect the performance of coagulation-sedimentation directly. The non-ionic polyacrylamide was not found efficient for the tailings flocculation. Dilution and co-existing electrolyte exhibit little effect on the speciation distribution of PACl after dosing. The results showed no statistical differences between the performance of the two coagulants based on chemical oxygen demand, colour, turbidity and total solids removal. Self-aggregation of polymeric Al-oxyhydroxide precipitate and the rate at which this occurs may be used to guide the designs used for the mixing of coagulant with the raw water. Part II of the series addresses the coagulation of fulvic acid by these coagulants.Monomeric, polymeric and precipitated Al were identified based on a timed spectrophotometric analysis. The relationship between residual turbidity and PACl dose is consistent with results from a geometric adhesive model of coagulation in which surface coverage of colloids by polymeric Al-oxyhydroxide aggregates governs the effectiveness of collisions. In this study, we assess the feasibility of a new coagulant dose control instrument, the online charge-based automatic titration system, charge analyzing system with titrator (CAST), to determine coagulant dosages from active sludge effluent discharge in municipal wastewater treatment plants. The interaction of Sic and Sia with Ala and Alc, respectively, can be described as absorption-modification, causing the formed admixtures of silica and aluminum to become more insoluble and more susceptible to coagulation. A laboratory, jar test-type study was conducted to determine the effect of pH and the background sulfate ion concentration on flocculation efficiency when aluminium salts and kaolin clay are used. A review of coagulation in drinking water treatment is presented. In cases in which alkalinity dropped below about 30 mg/L as CaCO₃, adding supplemental OH-(using lime or sodium hydroxide)—and thereby markedly increasing alkalinity before adding coagulant— sharply reduced turbidity after sedimentation but increased coagulant demand. The tetrahedral aluminum content decreases slowly with time. The TEM and FTIR results indicated that RMPACl was composed of polymeric aluminum species and residual RM particles. These results suggest that the CAST system to be a very useful automated chemical dosing instrument for the coagulation/flocculation process in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In such conditions, the dye removal using 40 mg/L of PAC was more than 83%. Therefore, this work is the first study to review the methodology developments of ESI-MS in Al identification and to summarize the qualitative and quantitative analysis promoted by ESI-MS. Complete dye removal from raw solution having a concentration of 100 mg L⁻¹ could be achieved by using 300 mg L⁻¹ of alum, 80 mg L⁻¹ of calcium oxide and 0.20 g of papaya leaf adsorbent. This is the first of a two-part series of papers investigating the chemistry of Al coagulants. Using a simple light scattering technique, relative rates of flocculation were obtained and optimum flocculant concentrations could be fairly dearly defined. The UV/H2O2 process shows higher removal efficiency of geosmin and 2-MIB than the UV/Cl2 process because of the pH effect. Enhanced Coagulation is a new regulatory requirement in the United States aimed at removing TOC by coagulation thereby controlling formation of disinfection byproducts. high or low in hydrophobic acids and to estimate removals of DOC by coagulation. T = 3°C 0 -COD v - colour c 5 c L >I . Laboratory batch sedimentation tests were performed to assess the performance of flocculants. The results obtained have been used to develop a conceptual model which helps explain the relative significance of these variables in the flocculation process. Under the low alkalinity, EPC with high Al b contained in PACls works better than PCN coagulation; increased alkalinity improves the efficiency of traditional coagulant due to sweep flocculation. The results imply that, in practice, preparing a PACl solution with deionized water, rather than tap water or the outlet water from a wastewater treatment unit, can significantly save PACl consumption and improve the performance of charge neutralization coagulation, while preparing the PACl solution with tap or outlet water would not affect the performance of sweep coagulation. Coagulation and flocculation are an essential part of drinking water treatment as well as wastewater treatment. The Langmuir adsorption capacity (Qo) was found to be 54 mg/g. The detailed electrophoretic mobility behavior, supplemented by streaming potential data, for Si02 in aqueous solutions of Co(II), La(III), and Th(IV) has been determined as a function of metal ion concentration, pH, ionic strength, and percentage solids. The model is applied in this paper to coagulation with aluminum sulfate and other aluminum salts. involve. Color Sci. Rapid mixing of the coagulant will ensure rapid hydrolysis of the coagulant, contact between the sots and the suspended solids and will retard the development of large flocs which are inactive in destabilizing the dispersion. The combination of coagulant-flocculant (PACl-Chitosan) effectively generated sludge, rejuvenated the treated black liquor pH level to neutral, decolorized and reduced several parameters required for the treated black liquor diposal. Runoff can rapidly change coagulant demand and produce water that is difficult to treat by conventional coagulation processes. Increasing pH improved turbidity removal in the settling process and significantly increased the ζ-potential range in which filtration performance was optimized. All rights reserved. In this study, the effect of PACl on the removal of soluble silica in heavy-oil wastewater was investigated by analyzing the major species of silica and aluminum during various stages of coagulation. A brief consideration of the effects of heterodispersity indicates that the interpretation of rms measurements is much less straightforward than in the case of monodisperse suspensions. estimate whether the NOM' of a water is the largest effect on the responses in the CF process of MDF wastewater with alum and This procedure requires no information on the optical properties of the particles and should be applicable over a very wide range of concentrations. Normal-basicity Al(OH)3-dissolution PACl was hydrolysis-prone, even without sulfate ions. NOM consists of a mixture of various organic compounds including hydrophobic (humic In conclusion, tannin is a promising alternative for dairy wastewater treatment regarding its process performance and wastewater treatment residuals management. Generally, minimization of aggregate size and maximum turbidity removal is best accomplished by immediate, rapid, and efficient mixing of PACl with the influent water. and 135 s mixing time were found as the optimal conditions for the CF process of MDF The coagulation behavior of polyaluminum chloride (PACl) with various basicities (B = OH/Al values) was investigated under different alkalinities. The results showed that the SMZ and OTC removal were increased with the increase of PAC concentration when the turbidity was 10 NTU. and fulvic acids) and hydrophilic fractions. Effect of alum dose and initial alkalinity on residual alkalinity. 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