Chlorate (ClO3-) continues to be a much-watched contaminant by both regulatory bodies and the water industry. With potential chlorate-producing processes in food preparation, agriculture, or within the water treatment process, scientific studies into this contaminant have increased in number and priority.
There are many jobs and responsibilities in the field of water treatment. For many, knowing exactly what chemicals or procedures are used in the filtration process is not necessary. However, for those considering on-site water treatment understanding the makeup and uses of chemicals and their components is a vital step in the decision-making process.
Chlorine has long been a reliable tool in the water and wastewater treatment industry. It is one of the most widely-utilized chemicals in the space, and as such, there is no shortage of solutions for obtaining and applying it.
Investing in drinking water and wastewater systems is an essential step in protecting both public health and the environment. Yet, given the recent economic climate, making the decision to move forward on any capital project is one that involves a great deal of planning and consideration. Two key factors that should always be considered are cost and reliability.
With so much at stake, investing in any capital project is one that will take a great deal of planning and consideration. Many factors, including cost, safety, and reliability, should always be considered. On-site sodium hypochlorite generation (OSHG) is one of those investments that should be heavily researched before moving forward.
As the second-largest provider of potable water in the state of Georgia, the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) prides itself on using the latest technology and innovation in water treatment to ensure optimal efficiency and safety in its operations.
A powerful oxidant with fast reaction time, no added chemicals, and the ability to reduce disinfection byproducts, ozone is an appealing and growing option for the treatment of water and wastewater treatment in industrial settings.
As concerns mount regarding the safety and security of using chlorine gas for water disinfection, the use of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) to create oxidants for water and wastewater treatment has quickly become considered the safer alternative.
The beginning of a growing need
Over a decade ago, two of the fastest-growing communities in the United States were forced to make some big decisions. Just southeast of Phoenix in Maricopa County, AZ, the adjacent neighborhoods of Gilbert and Chandler realized that they were not prepared to meet the needs of their growing communities. Knowing that they would need to take action quickly, these suburbs decided to join forces to address what was obviously their most significant concern — water.