Do you already know the importance of water treatment plant? In this article we explain what they are, what their purpose is and the importance of cleaning your decanting channel.
What is a water treatment plant
It is a facility that cleans and purifies contaminated or used water. In this way, the water can be used again in the best conditions for the environment. With this system, impurities or contaminants are eliminated to ensure good human consumption or for other uses, such as industrial or agricultural.
From the municipal and industrial sewers, the water travels to the treatment plants to be treated there. This water is deposited in an arrival well after being transported by this network. If the water exceeds the limit of said well, the excess is stored in a storm tank.
These facilities work thanks to a combination of physical, chemical and biological processes to clean the water. Among the most used methods in purifiers include the following:
– Filtration: to remove solid particles from water using filters, for example, sand or activated carbon.
– Coagulation: coagulant chemicals are added that convert small particles into larger parts, to facilitate their elimination.
– Sedimentation: the large parts formed are deposited at the bottom of a tank, separating them from clean water.
– Disinfection: serves to kill remaining pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses or parasites, through the use of chlorine, ultraviolet radiation or chlorine dioxide.
– Reverse osmosis: is a process that uses membranes to eliminate smaller molecules and particles that are in the water.
What are water treatment plants for?
The main objective of a water purifier is to produce clean and safe water, so that the quality standards established for its use are met, whether for direct human consumption, industry, agriculture or others.
Water purification plants play a super important role in protecting public health by providing access to drinking water.
Also, as we have previously mentioned, they contribute to the conservation and care of the environment by treating wastewater before returning it to rivers, lakes or seas.
Importance of keeping the decantation channel clean
The settling channel is a fundamental part of these wastewater treatment plants. It is the place where the process of sedimentation and separation of solids suspended in the water occurs before its complete purification.
Keeping this channel clean and in good condition is crucial for several reasons:
– Efficiency of the process: if the channel is dirty, the process will take longer because it will most likely have to be repeated from the beginning, as the water may continue to be dirty.
– Prevention of blockages: the accumulation of solids can block the flow of water, causing operational problems and decreasing filtration capacity.
– Durability of the infrastructure: regular maintenance of the canal helps preserve the structure and equipment of the treatment plant. Otherwise, damage could occur that could impair the installation in the long term.
– Compliance with environmental regulations: States usually require environmental regulations and standards for water treatment plants to meet certain water quality criteria. If everything is in order, sanctions for non-compliance with regulations will be avoided.
To make all this happen, we have developed a special cleaner for these installations. Our WWTP settler channel self-cleaner is an innovative machine specifically designed to ensure complete cleaning of the walls of the wastewater treatment plant settlers. In addition, it is a totally effective and environmentally friendly system.