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Wastewater Treatment

Every Wastewater plant has unique characteristics which should be taken into consideration before addressing treatment challenges.  Each product can also vary by application and supplier. Our Specialists have extensive experience in identifying the most effective treatment solutions in achieving your operating goals.  

Explore the applications at the plant below to see how we can help.

Applications & Problem Solving

Coagulation and Flocculation

Coagulation is a crucial step in the wastewater treatment process and is essential for achieving successful treatment outcomes. The process involves the addition of coagulants to wastewater to destabilize and aggregate suspended particles. This enables the formation of larger particles, known as flocs, which can then be more easily removed from the wastewater through subsequent treatment steps. Optimizing the coagulation process is critical to achieving quality effluent that meets most standards. However, the selection of inorganic coagulants is not a one-size-fits-all approach and requires a tailored solution for each treatment facility. To ensure the right coagulant is selected, technical specialists at Sterling Water Tech review the specific treatment objectives, plant parameters, and treatment goals of each facility. In addition to coagulation, flocculation and solids separation are also essential steps in the wastewater treatment process. The selection of appropriate products in these steps is also critical and involves a holistic understanding of the entire treatment process. Each segment of the treatment process can impact the effectiveness of the others. To ensure the most effective treatment program, it is important to request a Sterling Water Specialist to assist in determining the best options for achieving coagulation, flocculation, and solids separation goals. Our specialists have the expertise and experience to review the entire treatment process and make the appropriate recommendations to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Solids thickening and Dewatering
  • Dispersion Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Emulsion Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Granule Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Liquid Polymers (Cationic)

  • Microbead Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

Solid thickening and dewatering are critical steps in the wastewater treatment process and play a vital role in reducing solid disposal costs. When wastewater undergoes treatment, solids are removed and thickened, which leads to the production of sludge. The sludge is then processed to remove as much water as possible, and the remaining solids are disposed of. By reducing the amount of water in the sludge, solid disposal costs can be significantly reduced. There are various processes and equipment improvements that can be utilized to improve solid disposal, including the addition of applicable chemicals. Sterling Water Tech offers a range of chemical solutions that can enhance the solid thickening and dewatering processes. These chemicals can improve the efficiency of existing equipment and processes, leading to higher solids content in the sludge and ultimately reducing disposal costs. The selection of the most appropriate chemical and process depends on the specific needs of each wastewater treatment facility. Sterling Water Tech's team of technical specialists will work with you to assess your current solid disposal equipment, treatment objectives, plant parameters, and treatment goals to determine the most suitable solutions for your facility. With the addition of Sterling Water Tech's chemical solutions, it is possible to overcome the perceived maximum solid percentage and increase the solids content in the sludge. This not only reduces solid disposal costs but also improves the overall efficiency of the wastewater treatment process. To unlock the full potential of your current solid thickening and dewatering equipment, contact a Sterling Representative today. Our team of experts will assist you in selecting the most appropriate chemical solutions to meet your solid disposal needs.

Odor Control

Odors associated with the collection and treatment of wastewaters can be a major problem for treatment plants and their surrounding communities. These odors not only impact the treatment process but also create unpleasant living conditions for people living nearby. The sources of odors can be numerous, including hydrogen sulfide gas, organic acids, and ammonia. Odor control is a crucial aspect of wastewater treatment, and various remedies can be used to mitigate these odors. However, not all odor control remedies perform cost-effectively in all applications. Some products may require long detention times or mixing energies to perform effectively, while others may not work at all in certain applications. Sterling Water Technologies recognizes the challenges of odor control and offers a diverse odor control product line that is designed to meet the specific needs of each wastewater treatment plant. Our experts are equipped to evaluate the source of the odor issues and provide the most effective and cost-efficient products to meet your needs. We take into account various factors such as the source and type of odors, the size of the plant, and the surrounding environment when recommending solutions. At Sterling Water Technologies, we pride ourselves on providing environmentally safe solutions for odor control. We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for the surrounding community and strive to provide products that are both effective and sustainable. If you are experiencing odor issues at your wastewater treatment plant, schedule a representative from Sterling Water Technologies to evaluate your specific needs. We are committed to providing the most effective and environmentally safe products to meet your needs and improve the overall efficiency of your wastewater treatment process.

  • ActXone™

  • Endimal™

Hydrogen Sulfide Removal

Hydrogen sulfide is a highly corrosive gas that is commonly found in wastewater treatment systems. It is produced during the anaerobic digestion of organic matter and is known for its distinct odor of rotten eggs. In addition to being a nuisance, hydrogen sulfide can cause significant damage to equipment and infrastructure if left untreated. Sterling Water Technologies understands the importance of preventing the buildup of hydrogen sulfide in wastewater treatment systems. Our experts have developed effective solutions for removing hydrogen sulfide from both the vapor and water phases. We work closely with our clients to evaluate their specific needs and recommend the most appropriate products and solutions for their system. Our hydrogen sulfide removal solutions are designed to prevent corrosion and ensure that the treatment system operates efficiently and effectively. Using cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches to provide our clients with the best possible solutions for their specific needs. Don't wait until it's too late to prevent corrosion in your wastewater treatment system. Contact a Sterling Specialist today to learn more about our hydrogen sulfide removal solutions.

Phosphorus removal

Phosphorus is a naturally occurring element that is essential for plant growth and development. However, excessive levels of phosphorus in water bodies can lead to eutrophication, a process that promotes the growth of algae and other aquatic plants, which can ultimately result in the depletion of dissolved oxygen in the water, harming aquatic life. This makes the removal of phosphorus from wastewater critical to maintain healthy water systems. Phosphorus limits for wastewater treatment facilities are continuously evolving, and it is essential to use the correct chemistry to achieve optimal results. The selection of the appropriate phosphorus removal chemistry is dependent on factors such as the type and concentration of phosphorus present, the quality of the influent wastewater, and the treatment goals of the facility. At Sterling Water Technologies, our specialists have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of wastewater treatment and can work with you to determine the most effective phosphorus removal chemistry for your specific application. Contact us today to discuss your phosphorus removal goals with a Sterling Specialist and learn more about our solutions for wastewater treatment.

Foaming Issues

Effluent foaming or excessive foaming in a wastewater treatment process can cause significant problems in the discharge quality and treatment processes. Foam buildup in treatment basins can reduce the efficiency of the treatment process and cause blockages, leading to overflow and damage to equipment. The presence of foam in the final effluent can also impact the environment and violate regulatory standards. To eliminate foaming issues, Sterling Water Technologies offers a range of defoamers/antifoams that are specially designed to address specific treatment variables such as pH, temperature, agitation, and application point. Our technical specialists can review your specific treatment objectives, plant parameters, and treatment goals to determine the most appropriate options for your wastewater treatment challenges. With our full line of foam treatment options, we can provide cost-effective and environmentally safe solutions to eliminate foaming issues in your treatment process. Contact a Sterling Specialist to assist you in selecting the most appropriate product for your specific application.

Heavy Metal precipitation

In the past, reducing and removing heavy metals from waste process flows has typically involved using hazardous chemicals. Although some of these chemicals are still used today, newer options are now available that are less toxic to the environment and more efficient in treatment. In order to meet the lower limits of today’s effluent criteria, a combination of several treatment processes may be required. Sterling Water Technologies offers a range of technologies for heavy metal removal and treatment, including those that are less toxic to the environment. By leveraging these options, a cost-effective and optimized treatment program can be developed for your specific requirements. Our technical specialists will work with you to identify the most effective heavy metal treatment processes based on your current process flows, and can help you achieve better performance. Contact a Sterling Specialist today to explore the many options available for heavy metal removal and treatment.

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