Do you have samples and need to perform bench testing?

You’re in the right place. Here are our Material Safety Data Sheets for some of the samples that we sent you. If you don’t see something listed, please check here, our main MSDS page.

Tramfloc® 100-199 Series
Tramfloc® 200-399 Series
Tramfloc® 550, 550A, 550B, 556
Tramfloc® 552
Tramfloc® 554
Tramfloc® 620, 720, 730 Series
Tramfloc® 801
Tramfloc ® 860-867, 860A-867A Series
Tramfloc® 876

It is likely that we can get all the TSS ( river water solids, debris, latex, FOG, fines, metals and the like) to be captured in a process we call the “charge neutralizer and bridger approach.”

We intend this name quite literally.  Here is how you ought to apply this approach on your bench.  After you have prepared solutions of our samples as per instructions on our web site (make 10% solutions of the 500, 700 and 800 series products and prepare 0.1% solutions of the 100 and 300-499 series products), apply the coagulants to neutralize the polarity of the solids in 10-100 ppm and 100-1000 ppm dosage ranges in 10 & 100 ppm increments.  Please see the last paragraph on making testing solutions from our product samples.

Tramfloc® 861A and 876 have special efficacy in breaking out fats, oils and greases (FOG) in substrates originating from food plants where oils in the effluent are troublesome.  Tramfloc® 861A is frequently used by the antifreeze recyclers to remove FOG and TSS from used glycol.  If all the TSS precipitates yielding clear supernatant, congratulate yourselves.  You determined product and dosage.  If not, read on.

Test one product per beaker unless otherwise suggested, as in a later section of this message when you will be adding two different complimentary products at two separate times in the evaluation of the same waste sample.

Next, test the 100 series products on a fresh batch of substrate in the 2-20 ppm range in 2 ppm increments. If all TSS fall, congratulate yourselves.

If not, repeat step two with the 300-400 series products (by themselves) and observe results.  If you have not yet produced a sludge blanket at the bottom of your beaker, Fleaker or whatever and low NTU supernatant concomitantly, then you will know why we call the procedure the “charge neutralizer and bridger approach.”  Two treatment steps, then, are likely indicated.

To fresh substrate samples dose the 500, 700’s and 800’s individually, of course, with a dose of the product(s) which seemed to at least make a pin floc, hopefully a larger floc mass, in your earlier testing trials. These products are our coagulants and charge neutralizers, which performed most effectively in the first step. Then continue mixing the same sample already coagulant treated and add dosages of the 100 series products, agitate and allow for quiescence.  The above suggested dosages are starting points and general recommendations.  You may need to decrease or increase the dosages to fit your specific project characteristics.  If the results were not optimum, repeat with each 300-400 series product alone, then the 100 series products alone.

You have heard of the old saw, “a pint’s a pound the world around.”  A similar but scientifically correct equation is most useful in determining chemical dosages in jar testing.

1 ml of 0.1% treatment solution in 1000 ml of substrate is equivalent to 1 ppm of treatment
1 ml of 1.0% treatment solution in 1000 ml of substrate is equivalent to 10 ppm of treatment.
1 ml of 10% treatment solution in 1000 ml of substrate is equivalent to 100 ppm of treatment.
1 ml of 0.1% treatment solution in 500 ml of substrate is equivalent to 2.0 ppm of treatment.
1 ml of 1.0% treatment solution in 500 ml of substrate is equivalent to 20 ppm of treatment
1 ml of 10% treatment solution in 500 ml of substrate is equivalent to 200 ppm of treatment.

Based on the above truisms, here is how we recommend that you make down our neat treatment samples into testing solutions.  To 90 mls. of tap or very clean water, charge 10 mls. of each Tramfloc® 500, 700 and 800 series formulation into its own market plastic cup with a capacity of 5-10 oz.  Mix the water and chemical vigorously for 10 seconds.  When testing either Tramfloc® 861A or Tramfloc® 876, apply neat, that is, without dilution as done with the other Tramfloc reagents.  Now make down the flocculant solutions by charging 0.1 ml of neat flocculant, the 100-499 series of Tramfloc® formulations to 100 ml of tap or very clean water and mix vigorously for 30 seconds.  The end product should be a uniformly white, thick and viscous emulsion without any lumps, a water clear solution if your flocculant is granular.  If you have a jar tester, that is great. If not, have a supply of stirrers long enough to thoroughly mix the chemical into your wastewater or used antifreeze solution in your 500 ml or 1000 ml testing beakers or old Mason jars.

Please contact us with any questions and let us know about your evaluation results.

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