Ballasted clarification uses magnetite - fully inert iron ore particles - to ballast biological floc or conventional chemical floc, enhance settling rates and increase the performance of wastewater and water treatment facilities, while substantially reducing costs to upgrade process performance.
The BioMag® System is applied to activated sludge systems – providing up to 300 present more treatment capacity in existing tankage delivering faster and more reliable clarification than alternative systems.
The CoMag® System settles floc up to 30 times faster than conventional treatment enabling plants to increase capacity and clarifier performance. It can reduce total phosphorus down to 0.05 mg/L and can achieve UV transmittance greater than 75% when integrated into any type of coagulation/flocculation process or clarifier.
Many of the applications for Ballasted Clarification are custom designed for specific applications with part of a retrofit solution for an existing plant to expand capacity and/or improve effluent quality.