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    The Use of Organic Flocculants and Flocculating Aids in the Treatment of Industrial Water and Industrial Waste Water

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    A study of a number of water or waste treating operations using the new organic flocculants and flocculation aids shows that these new materials are capable of increasing by as much as 100 per cent the capacity of water or waste treating equipment. In many instances the quality of the treated effluent can also be improved. Under some circumstances the use of these materials will allow a tenfold reduction in the total amount of treating chemicals to be fed. It is certain that as more operating experience is obtained using these polymers new equipment will be designed to take maximum advantage of the desirable properties they impart to the dispersed matter in water.

    Author Information:

    Rice, JK
    Vice-president, Cyrus Wm. Rice & Co., Industrial Water Consultants, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39285S