About AquaFLOC Packaged Conventional Water Plants
FilterTECH’s AquaFLOC Package Conventional Water Plants are complete water treatment plants reliably proven to effectively treat incoming water at levels up to and over 500 NTU, designed to deliver a treated water effluent of less than 0.01 NTU. Using a traditional and accepted five-step treatment process, three treatment stages are incorporated into a single marine-grade aluminum vessel, delivered to the job site and easily installed, all at a reasonable cost. The three process stages within the aluminum module are Flocculation, Sedimentation, and Filtration. Single-train AquaFLOC Package Treatment Plants are custom designed to treat flows from 20 GPM to over 1 MGD. Multiple trains can be provided to operate in parallel for greater flow ranges, and in series for system redundancy.
Because good chemical mixing is an important accompanying step to the three-stage treatment process, the FilterTECH AquaMIX in-line Mechanical Flash Mixer is often used as a treatment step prior to flocculation. This stand-alone piece of mixing equipment is not located inside the aluminum vessel, but it ensures good coagulation of particles before the water enters the treatment module. Once inside the vessel, the raw water containing well-mixed coagulant meets our custom vertical paddlewheel mixers designed to impart the correct “G” values in several different basins. Next, our settling basins, integrated into the aluminum module, remove the majority of the flocculated particulates so that any remaining material is easily captured in the filtration area, which is the final step within the vessel. Our AquaFLOC design uses concurrent air-and-water backwash to minimize backwash water use and the energy required for proper filter backwash.
The final step in the traditional five-step process is disinfection, and all of the steps can be automatically controlled using our AquaTRAC Control System. This system provides operators with a simple yet robust platform for remote and local observation and control of the plant’s operating functions. The entire treatment system is customized for each project’s flow rate, site requirements, and individual project needs.