Why pH Is Important in Wastewater Treatment

The term “pH” refers to the measurement of hydrogen ion activity in the solution.

Determination of pH plays an important role in the wastewater treatment process. Extreme levels, presence of particulate matters, accumulation of toxic chemicals and increasing alkalinity levels are common problems in wastewater.

As a chemical component of the wastewater, pH has direct influence on wastewater treatability – regardless of whether treatment is physical/chemical or biological. Because it is such a critical component of the makeup of the wastewater, it is therefore critically important to treatment. Before proceeding with treatment, you have to identify the parameters, the impurities that are in the wastewater. Once you know what you are dealing with, you determine the starting and the ending pH values, along with treatment procedures; then you have to select the appropriate chemicals best suited for treatment.

ALAR brings the analytical aspects of wastewater to a mechanical level. Chemical separation systems or simple pH adjustment is often times that all is needed to treat and dispose of wastewater. ALAR’s water treatment chemicals are designed to treat pH; Alar F201 and Lime. ALAR F201 functions well in both potable and wastewater clarification of a wide range of pH and can be used for color removal, phosphate removal, heavy metal removal and lime softening applications.

ALAR connects chemistry and innovation with the right equipment to solve the most challenging problems. We use our knowledge of chemistry, engineering, and technology to deliver results.