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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 the first major step in the treatment process to achieving a successful treatment program. Optimization of this process is critical to achieving quality effluent criteria from which most standards are based. The selection of inorganic coagulants is an individualized process for each treatment facility.  Our technical specialists will review your specific treatment objectives, plant parameters, and treatment goals to determine the most appropriate options to consider for your wastewater treatment challenges.

A critical element in determining the proper products in Flocculation and Solids Separation is reviewing the entire waste treatment process as a whole and understanding how one segment impacts another. Request a Sterling Water Specialist to assist you determine the best option to reach your coagulation and flocculation goals.

Solids thickening and Dewatering

Solid thickening and dewatering can yield significant reductions in solid disposal costs. There are various processes and equipment improvements that can be reached in solid disposal with the addition of an applicable Sterling chemical. The perceived maximum solid percentage may even be overcome. Contact a Sterling Representative to unlock the full potential of your current solid thickening and dewatering equipment.

  • Dispersion Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Emulsion Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Granule Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

  • Liquid Polymers (Cationic)

  • Microbead Polymers (Anionic / Nonionic / Cationic)

Odor Control

Odors associated with the collection and treatment of wastewaters are often unavoidable and represents a detriment not only to the treatment process, but also to the surrounding infrastructure and neighboring community. However, not all treatment remedies perform cost-effectively in all applications. In addition, long detention times render some products ineffective while others require reaction times or mixing energies to perform relatively quickly. Sterling Water Technologies offers a diverse odor control product line and is prepared to evaluate your specific issues and provide the most cost effective products to meet your needs. Schedule one of our representatives to evaluate your odor issues.  We can provide the most environmentally safe and cost effective products to meet your needs.

  • ActXone™

  • Endimal™

Hydrogen Sulfide Removal

Hydrogen Sulfide is better known for its characteristic odor of rotten eggs and is formed from anaerobic processes. It is also highly corrosive and can quickly devastate a wastewater treatment system when left untreated.

Sterling Water Technologies has the ability to quickly reduce Hydrogen Sulfide in the vapor and water phases. Ask a Sterling Specialist to assist you in preventing corrosion before it happens with the our Hydrogen Sulfide removal solutions.

Phosphorus removal

Phosphorus limits are continuously changing. Utilizing the correct chemistry for your specific application is critical to achieving optimal results.  Discuss your phosphorus removal goals with a Sterling Specialist.

Foaming Issues

Effluent foaming or excessive foaming in a treatment process is not only a detriment to the discharge quality but also to treatment processes. Often, the application of a defoamer/antifoam is all that is required to eliminate foaming issues. Sterling Water Technologies considers important treatment variables such as pH, temperature, agitation, and application point. Consult a Sterling Specialist to assist you in selecting the most appropriate products from our full line of foam treatment options.

Heavy Metal precipitation

The reduction and removal of heavy metals from waste process flows historically has relied on technologies that utilize hazardous chemicals. While some of this chemistry continues to be used today, there are many new options available that are less toxic to the environment and also provide optimal treatment. Often, to achieve the lower limits of today’s effluent criteria, combinations of several treatment processes are required. Having all of these technologies available makes Sterling Water Technologies a valuable partner in determining the most cost-effective treatment program for your requirements. Sharing your current heavy metal treatment processes with a Sterling Specialist may help you achieve better performance.

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