Polymer Testing: Do you have samples and need to perform bench testing?
You’re in the right place.
We suggest that you read this first to get an overview of the process.
Polymer Testing Dosage Chart contains a chart that you can refer to when performing your jar tests to determine the actual concentration of flocculant or coagulant in parts per million. We will need this information from you when calculating consumption of reagent.
Flocculant should never be dosed in the neat form. It should be made down into a dilute solution of between 0.1 – 0.5% by volume.
Polymer Application Suggestions and Testing Procedures provides instructions for removing suspended solids from a process or wastewater stream, hence, the clarification process. Use this testing procedure when you are attempting to precipitate suspended solids in a clarifier of any type, a DAF, or a treatment tank.
Polymer Testing Procedures for Dewatering Applications provides instructions for dewatering sludge and slurries. This is also known as the “cup” test in which you would be replicating the performance of dewatering equipment including centrifuges, Bell presses, screw presses, dewatering boxes, gravity belt thickeners, and textile bags.
Emulsion Breaker Testing Procedure for Oil/Water Separation Applications is a very specialized test used only by the refiners and oil sloppers to remove water and suspended solids from crude and waste oils. This is not a conventional water treatment application. Please note that when bench testing Tramfloc® 801, make a 10% solution by volume for emulsion breaking applications and make a 5% solution by volume when washing oil contaminated sand and soils.
The purpose of the Laboratory Gravity Drainage Test is to select and quantify a treatment program for dewatering wastes containing greater than 1% suspended solids (i.e., sludge).
This link includes detailed instructions for testing with our Metal Precipitants.
Please contact us with any questions about using the above files or the testing procedures.