Potable Water Treatment
Sterling water Technologies is well positioned to treat a wide range of Treatment Applications found in today’s potable water treatment industry. Whether you are trying to find new technologies capable of meeting today’s more stringent water quality parameters or looking for alternative products to reduce costs while maintaining quality treatment Sterling can help.
Applications & Problem Solving
Corrosion Inhibitors, Sequestering & Scale Control
The long term effects of corrosion can become costly as increased maintenance costs or replacement of mains, valves and treatment equipment occurs. Corrosion and corrosion byproducts from the distribution system can cause aesthetic problems due to red or black water staining and/or unsightly turbidity. They can also be a reason for health concerns by releasing lead, asbestos fibers or other contaminants into the flow. As a primary manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors and sequestrants, Sterling Water Technologies offers one of the most comprehensive lines of products spanning a full range of chemistry in the marketplace today. Although many competitors may only offer a few products, Sterling believes that having an expanded product line allows us to assist you in choosing the exact product needed to treat your particular treatment issue. Sterling offers a full line of corrosion inhibitors and sequestrants including Orthophosphates, Zinc Orthophosphates, Polyphosphates, Zinc Polyphosphates, Ortho Polyphosphates and Multi-Component blends. Sterling’s lines of products are available in dry or liquid formulations to meet your specific requirements. Ask a Sterling Specialist to assist you in selecting your optimal treatment method to get your corrosion under control. PolyPhosphates OrthoPolyPhosphates Zinc OrthoPhosphates Zinc PolyPhosphates OrthoPhosphates Silicates & Silicate/Phosphate Blends
Coagulation, Flocculation & Filter Aid
As modern society develops, the challenges facing water treatment also evolve. Traditional coagulants such as alum and ferric are no longer enough to meet the complex and diverse needs of modern water treatment. For example, low raw water alkalinities, cold water temperatures, color removal, and reducing solids residuals are some of the major factors that pose significant challenges to water treatment. To tackle these issues, modern water treatment needs specialized cationic polymers that are designed to cater to the evolving needs of water treatment plants. These products act as primary coagulants, coagulant aids, and filter aids in the treatment of potable water. In addition, the products that are used in potable water treatment are certified to meet strict safety standards, ensuring that they are safe and effective. The specialized cationic polymers are designed to cater to specific challenges. For example, some are engineered to address low raw water alkalinities, which make traditional coagulants less effective. These polymers improve coagulation and floc formation, which leads to better water quality and reduced treatment costs. Other specialized polymers are used to remove colors from source waters. These products are effective at removing both natural and synthetic colors, which improves the aesthetic quality of drinking water. Reducing solids residuals is another important challenge facing modern water treatment plants. Specialized polymers are used to help these plants achieve lower residual solids levels, which minimizes disposal costs. Some of these products are particularly effective at reducing solids residuals while improving water clarity and reducing turbidity. In addition to specialized cationic polymers, there are also other anionic and nonionic dry and emulsion products that are approved for use in potable water treatment. These products provide additional flexibility and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual water treatment facilities. Overall, specialized cationic polymers and other water treatment products have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of modern water treatment facilities. By providing effective and efficient solutions to the challenges facing the industry, these products are helping to ensure that communities have access to clean, safe, and reliable drinking water. All of these potable water grade products are NSF/ANSI 60 certification. Potable water approved anionic and nonionic dry and emulsion products. Request a Sterling Water Specialist to assist you determine the best option to reach your coagulation and flocculation goals.
Solid Thickening & Dewatering
When it comes to managing solid waste, one of the most significant challenges that facilities face is the cost of disposal. Solid waste can be costly to transport and dispose of, and this is especially true when it comes to industrial facilities that generate large quantities of waste. To address this issue, many facilities turn to solid thickening and dewatering techniques to reduce the volume of waste that needs to be disposed of, thereby lowering disposal costs. There are numerous methods and equipment available for solid waste management, including various types of dewatering machines, gravity thickeners, and centrifuges, to name a few. However, not all methods and equipment are created equal, and their effectiveness can depend on a variety of factors, such as the type and consistency of the waste being processed. This is where the addition of appropriate chemical treatments can make a significant difference. By incorporating chemicals into the solid waste management process, it's possible to enhance the effectiveness of existing equipment and processes, resulting in more efficient dewatering and solid thickening. However, even with the best equipment and chemical treatments available, facilities may still feel that they have reached their maximum solid percentage. In some cases, this may indeed be true, but it's also possible that there is still room for improvement. This is where a representative from a reputable chemical treatment provider can be especially valuable. By consulting with a representative from a trusted chemical treatment provider, facilities can explore new ways to optimize their existing equipment and processes. Representatives can offer expertise in identifying inefficiencies in the solid waste management process and suggest potential solutions to improve results. With their guidance, it may be possible to achieve even greater reductions in solid waste disposal costs. In summary, solid thickening and dewatering can be highly effective techniques for reducing the volume of waste that needs to be disposed of, resulting in lower disposal costs. Incorporating appropriate chemical treatments can enhance the effectiveness of these techniques and optimize existing equipment and processes. If you feel that your facility has reached its maximum solid percentage, contact a Sterling Representative to unlock the full potential of your current solid thickening and dewatering equipment.
Taste & Odor
Taste and odor problems in water are a common issue that many people experience. Unpleasant tastes and odors in drinking water can be caused by a variety of factors, including the presence of tuberculation build-up in distribution lines. Tuberculation build-up is a natural phenomenon that occurs when minerals such as iron and manganese settle in the pipes over time. The build-up can cause the water to have a metallic or rusty taste and odor. The good news is that there are effective solutions for this problem. Polyphosphate chemistries are one such solution that can be used to control and eliminate the build-up of minerals in pipes, ultimately improving the taste and odor of the water. With proper treatment, polyphosphate chemistries can also remove existing deposits. To achieve the best results, it is essential to apply the correct chemistry at the appropriate dosage and point of application. The application process involves introducing the treatment into the water system at the right point and at the right concentration to achieve the desired results. The key to a successful treatment program is choosing the correct product and applying it properly. Choosing the right product can be challenging, but working with an expert in the field can make the process easier. A representative from Sterling Water Technologies can help guide you in selecting the most appropriate solution for your specific needs.
pH Control & Alkalinity Adjustment
Maintaining optimal pH levels is essential for the effective treatment of water. Different biological and chemical processes require specific pH levels to work efficiently. For example, most biological processes require neutral pH levels to achieve optimal biological activity, while other processes may require neutral pH levels to improve coagulation processes. Additionally, some processes may require a certain amount of residual alkalinity to perform properly. Since every treatment facility and water source has unique needs, it is essential to carefully define the required pH and alkalinity levels to achieve effective treatment. This process involves assessing the specific needs of the water source and understanding the goals for treatment. Achieving the right pH balance and alkalinity levels can improve the overall efficiency of water treatment, leading to cleaner water and a more efficient treatment process. At Sterling Water Tech, we work closely with our clients to determine their specific pH and alkalinity requirements. Our experts can help identify the most appropriate products and solutions to achieve optimal pH and alkalinity levels for each facility's unique needs. We understand that choosing the right products and solutions can be challenging, but our specialists are trained to guide you through the selection process, taking into account factors such as water quality, flow rates, and treatment goals. Once we have identified the optimal pH and alkalinity levels required for effective treatment, we can assist in selecting the most appropriate products for your facility.
RO & Membrane Applications
Reverse osmosis is a water treatment process that involves applying pressure to water through a semipermeable membrane to remove contaminants and impurities. This process can be made more efficient by the use of certain chemicals that assist in the process, ultimately saving energy and producing a cleaner product. When dealing with membranes, it is vitally important to select the correct chemicals for use in the reverse osmosis process. The selection of the appropriate chemical is important because it can greatly impact the efficiency and overall performance of the reverse osmosis system. Additionally, it is equally important to select the correct dosage of the chemical to ensure optimal performance of the membrane. Failure to select the correct chemical or dosage can lead to an inefficient reverse osmosis process or, in the worst-case scenario, an inoperative membrane. For instance, using the wrong chemical may cause damage to the membrane, leading to costly repairs or even replacement of the entire system. At Sterling Water Tech, our team of experts can assist in selecting the most appropriate products for your reverse osmosis system. We can help you choose from a range of chemicals that are specifically designed to work with semipermeable membranes and produce the desired results.