Clarification is an essential step in a water or wastewater treatment process to remove suspended solids through gravity settling, providing a clarified liquid effluent. A secondary function of a clarifier is the removal of floating matter (scum), which has accumulated on the water surface. Removal is accomplished by skimming to a scum collection device such as a scum trough or scum pipe.
Evoqua offers a wide range of clarification solutions, including our innovative ballasted clarification technologies to increase capacity and contaminant removal capabilities, making clarification faster and more reliable in a smaller footprint.
Water clarification is used in the pre-treatment of drinking water and treatment of municipal wastewater effluent
Which Type of Clarification System is Right for Your Plant?
- Rectangular Chain and Scraper clarifier systems are available in 3-shaft and 4-shaft configurations, and a variety of chain types including molded, filament wound, and stainless steel. Selection is based on basin length and solids loading.
- Ballasted clarification with either circular or rectangular clarifiers dramatically increases treatment capacity, helping meet ENR limits and producing effluent quality far superior than conventional alternatives, and at lower life-cycle cost.