... For the same value of alum dose, the removal efficiency decreases . 8.5 b. These coagulants may have some advantages over monomeric forms of ferric salts, such as a wider working pH range, lower sensitivity to water temperature, reduced amounts of coagulant, and lower residual iron concentrations (Park and Yoon, 2009; Liu and Chin, 2009), although they are still in the development stage and the applications are limited. One of the main drawbacks of using chemical coagulation is the large amount of residual sludge formed at the end of the process. Aluminium sulphate is the most widely used aluminium coagulant (Section 8.20). Prehydrolyzed coagulants are prepared by partial neutralization of metal salts, e.g., PFS from ferric sulfate. The two diagrams are compared to show under what conditions each or both coagulants are effective. the rapid mix tank for certain alum doses and pH values. Instead, reliance is usually placed on the maintenance of a sufficient chlorine residual. Although no definitive link has been established, as a precautionary measure, some water undertakings prefer ferric to aluminium coagulants (Carroll, 1991). Sufficient coagulant must be added to satisfy the charge demand of the NOM for effective treatment to occur (Pernitsky, 2006). The presence of aluminium in drinking water can be harmful to users of renal dialysis (Section 7.6). PAC is an effective & useful substitute for solid alum which is conventionally used as a coagulant in most of the water treatment plants in India. With the exception of disinfection, they are designed for solid removal. 17. As the particle size increase, they can then settle more easily (Zhang et al., 2013). The optimum doses of alum and chitosan when used in conjunction, were 10mg/L and 1mg/L, 5mg/L and 0.5mg/L, and 5mg/L and 0.5mg/L in low, medium and high turbidities, respectively. endstream endobj 154 0 obj<>stream Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. The most normally used material is activated silica. Liquid coagulants are typically stored in vertical thermoplastic or lined glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) cylindrical tanks (Table 12.3) and metered by pump in the delivered form. It is concluded that chitosan is superior to aloe vera as flocculant aid due to its highly positive charges. Flocculation effect of cationic PAM is better than that of the anionic and neutral PAM, thus cationic PAM was used in study by Zhang et al. For best results the pH value of water should be between 6.5 and 8.5. For raw water where the NOM concentration is stable or only changes slowly, the appropriate coagulant dose can be determined by regular jar tests and set manually. So that the highest efficiency of COD and dye removal obtained for alum and ferric chloride coagulants at pH = 7 and pH =5-9 respectively. Application of coagulation flocculation process as a pretreatment could effectively remove recalcitrant compounds from landfill leachate as indicated by significant removal of COD and HA (Guo, 2016). The aluminium sulphate dose is therefore normally expressed in mg/l as y% w/w Al2O3 depending on the form of aluminium sulphate, or more usefully in mg/l as Al; 1 mg/l as y% w/w Al2O3 is equal to 5.29 y×10−3 mg/l as Al. It is available in a number of solid forms such as block, kibbled or ground and is also available as a solution. These are delivered in liquid form and are stored and dosed in the same way as liquid aluminium sulphate. Illustration of the chemical coagulation process to remove colloidal pollutants. Alum can be bought in liquid form with a concentration of 8.3%, or in dry form with a concentration of 17%. Must not be detectable in any 100-ml sample. Similar outcome demonstrated by Aziz and Sobri (2015) where native sago trunk starch (NSTS) and commercial sago starch (CSS) acts as effective flocculant aid which able to reduce 35.5% dosage of PAC in treating semiaerobic landfill leachate. aluminum-based coagulants (aluminum sulfate, polyaluminum chloride (PACl) and aluminum chlorohydrate (ACH)) were used to treat a highly organic surface water supply (DOC ranging between 10 and 30 mg/L), known as the Cow Pen Slough, located within central Sarasota County, Florida. The microbiological criteria used in assessing the quality of drinking water are summarized in Table XI. Zhan et al. For aluminium hydroxide species at pH values between 4 and 6, the positively charged species are pre -dominant, while the range 5.5 –7.5 is the best for Al (OH) 3. precipitate [24-25]. This is present as negatively charged colloids and is effectively removed by the addition of a coagulant (aluminum or iron salts), which destabilizes the colloid and forms a sludge blanket that helps with sediment removal. An automated device for determining the coagulant dose is the Streaming Current Detector (SCD). Iron coagulants are available as ferric sulphate, ferric chloride and ferrous sulphate as well as various polymeric grades (Section 8.21). The authors successfully optimized the coagulation conditions for turbidity and DOC removal. After the treatment at optimal conditions of PAC dosage of 350 mg/L, cationic PAM dosage of 8.0 mg/L, and 0.4–0.6 mm ceramsite media in the filtration process, the residual NH+ 4 -N, TN, Mn and As in the leachate was able to meet the maximum permissible values for landfill leachate discharge in China but not for COD and total phosphorus. Coagulation and flocculation have been used to clarify water since ancient times – as early as 2000BC, when the Egyptians used almonds to clarify river water. When making a change in coagulant type, care should be taken to clean process units free of all accumulated floc, which would otherwise dissolve and increase the aluminium concentration in the water if the ferric coagulant is used outside the optimum pH range for the aluminium coagulant. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Below 30 seconds the chemicals will not be properly distribute. Less temperature and pH dependent than alum salts. Where there are doubts about the coliform results, other tests such as the enumeration of fecal streptococci or anaerobic clostridia may be used as confirmatory tests together with sanitary surveys to discover any possible sources of contamination. Slow-sand filters are also effective in reduction of turbidity but are not suitable for treating waters of high turbidity due to rapid blockage. The routine examination for other types of microbial pathogens such as viruses or protozoa presents formidable difficulties. When ph of sample water was maintained at 7, after coagulation with alum the resultant ph was seen closer to 6 whereas with other coagulants it was witnessed from 9 to 11.5 (Fig. Yang et al. At pH 8.5, the COD, turbidity, color, and suspended solid removal are 28.97, 90.5, 77.3 and 88.5%, respectively. Aluminium and iron coagulants work by forming highly adsorptive multicharged polynuclear complexes. Some Substances and Parameters That Might Give Rise to Consumer Complaint. The SCD measures the net surface charge of the particles and shows a streaming current value of 0 when the charges are neutralized (cationic coagulants neutralize the anionic colloids). For coagulants, materials of construction are thermoplastic material such as polyvinylchloride (PVC), polyethylene, HDPE, polypropylene (PP), PVC-lined GRP (PVC/GRP), PP-lined GRP (PP/GRP), rubber-lined mild steel (rubber/steel), stainless steel (316) except for those containing chloride and concrete with suitable linings, for example acid resistant bricks, fibre glass or resin coated. (2008), Yan et al. Figure 6.7.5. If the raw water has a low pH, agents such as soda ash can be added to increase the pH. It is available in a number of solid grades such as block, kibbled or ground and is also available as a solution typically containing 8–8.3% w/w Al2O3. The number of bacteria and other microorganisms is considerably reduced during water treatment. PASiC is more resistant to pH variation (the effective pH range is 6.5–9) than PACl, and the flocs formed under optimal conditions are larger, contributing to greater removal efficiency (Zouboulis and Tzoupanos, … ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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Soda Ash. Activated silica is an efficient coagulant aid and enhances the bridging ability of PACl (Yan et al., 2008a). These regions when superimposed on the existing alum coagulation diagram for water, established new coagulation domains for filtration of chemically pretreated municipal wastewater effluent. More resistant to pH variations. Rigorous legislation is now in effect in several countries to limit the impact of such residuals on the environment. Diluted solutions of some polymerized coagulants gradually hydrolyse with time with subsequent loss of effectiveness. The primary treatment process (Fig. It is, however, short-lived and provides no residual protection; neither do chlorine dioxide and ultraviolet light. Produces little sludge. It must be appreciated that the guidelines given in Table X refer to the quality of water as supplied to the consumer. coagulation experiments indicated that alum effectively removed COD (65%) and TSS (>75%) on the average values of COD using 150 mg L−1 aluminum sulfate at a pH range of 5-8 (Guida et al., 2005). Prehydrolyzing the AlCl3 can enhance the amount of Al13 (AlO4Al12(OH)247+) in the coagulation process, making it the most efficient known Al-species for contaminant removal (Hu et al., 2006; Dongsheng et al., 2006; Yan et al., 2008c). It can cause rapid coagulation of water at different turbidities, produces less sludge & leaves less amount of residual aluminium. A wide range of alum dosage and pH were explored to achieve optimum removal of turbidity and DOC. There are exceptions to this rule as in some waters manganese can be removed at pH <7.5. Using RSM optimization, at bioflocculant dose of 19.3 mg/L, PFS dose of 12.7 g/L, agitation speed of 202 rpm and pH 6.9, this composite could remove HA, turbidity, color and COD at 79.3%, 85.1%, 64.9%, and 72.6%, respectively. For aluminum salts, the optimal range is 5 to 7; at pH values above 7, the efficiency of aluminum-based coagulants falls significantly. Polyaluminum silicate chloride (PASiC) can enhance the efficiency of NOM and turbidity removal, proving more efficient than PACl in the treatment of low turbidity waters (Cheng et al., 2008). To improve the clarifiers and sediment basins an existing treatment plant tube settler can be used, and can also be used to reduce the solid loading on downstream filters. Attention is drawn to the increased density of ferric coagulants compared to alum-based chemicals when considering changing from an aluminium-based coagulant to a ferric-based coagulant. Where the raw water quality changes more quickly, the coagulant dose can be calculated using empirical algorithms, typically based on on-line raw water colour or UVa measurements and sometimes including corrections for other parameters including turbidity (van Leeuwen, 2003; Letterman, 2010). (2011), Trinh and Kang (2011), Amin et al. The traditional iron-based coagulants and alum had low turbidity removals and they were often observed to add turbidity to the water. Advantages and disadvantages of inorganic polymer flocculants. Aluminium (both soluble and particulate) in surface waters is readily removed by coagulation using aluminium or iron coagulants in the pH range 6.5–7.2 (Section 8.20). In some coagulation processes, flocculant aids are added to supplement the orthokinetic flocculation process and improve floc characteristics such as settleability, compressibility, filterability, permeability, shear strength, density and floc size (Bratby, 2016). Sontheimer3 has described rapid mix and flocculation conditions that are appropriate when using a variety of coagulants, flocculants, and coagulant aids. The decolorization of aeration lagoon biotreated leachate can be obtained by implementing dual coagulant of alum and barley with a 98% reduction (Shaylinda Mohd Zin and Azraff Zulkapli, 2017). Still in the development stage. Therefore, it is recommended that more study should be done to look for the most viable combination of coagulant with flocculant aids or hybrid materials that is more effective, safe and affordable. Alum: Al 2 (SO 4) 3.14H 2 O Ferric chloride: FeCl 3 Ferric sulfate: FeSO 4 Polyelectrolytes (Polymers) Aluminum salts are cheaper but iron salts are more effective over wider pH range AAiT Water Treatment By Zerihun Alemayehu ALUMINUM either dry or liquid alum Alum have variable amount of water of … Processes such as coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration cannot be relied upon to achieve a satisfactory reduction, and the final stage in most water treatment plants is disinfection. The prime advantage of these coagulants is that they produce only the most favorable hydrolysis and polymeric species for coagulation. Must not be detectable in any 100-ml sample, Treated water entering the distribution system. (2006), Yan et al. Turbidity removal efficiency was resulted between %74.3 to %98.2 by alum in conjunction with chitosan. 2. The optimum pH for coagulation of lowland surface waters is usually in the range of 6.5–7.2, whereas for more highly coloured upland waters a lower pH range, typically 5–6, is necessary. These are more difficult to define precisely since the threshold of tolerance for color, taste, and so forth varies not only with individuals, but also to some extent with the quality of alternative supplies. Schematic of a conventional textile effluent treatment plant [14]. The most common aluminum coagulants are aluminum sulfate, aluminum chloride, and sodium aluminate. The choice of coagulants and dosage depends on the composition of the wastewater. To stop the repulsion of like-charged particles and allow the particles to begin bonding and forming larger clumps flash mixing is required after coagulation to neutralize the electrical charge of fine particles. (2) Enmeshment in a sweep floc. Made by partially neutralized (prehydrolyzed) ferric sulfate. Based on mathematical model, not verified, Piped supply of treated water entering distribution system, Turbidity <1 NTU for disinfection with chlorine, pH preferably <8.0; free chlorine residual of 0.2–0.5 mg/liter after minimum contact time of 30 min, Piped supply of untreated water entering distribution system, In remaining 2%, which must not be consecutive samples, Piped supply of water in distribution system, In remaining 5%, which must not be consecutive samples, Source should be free from fecal contamination, Boiling where this guideline cannot be met, No guideline values but may cause foaming or taste, Preferably <1 for effective disinfection, Pulau Burung Landfill Site (PBLS), Byram Forest Reserve, Penang. Some inorganic coagulants like Aluminum and iron are used in most industries, when aluminum is used as coagulant in water treatment, it can have caused several bad effect on human health such as intestinal constipation, loss of memory, convulsions, ab-dominal colic’s, loss of energy and learning difficulties. The dose of alum should be 0.03 to 0.13 gm/litre depending on the turbidity of water. 3. Ozone is an attractive alternative since it has a powerful oxidizing action that helps with color removal and is also more toxic to viruses. According to them, there is no significant increase in TOC removal with the rose of FeCl3 dosage. There are several grades of PACl containing 10%, 18% or 24% w/w Al2O3; the 10% and 18% w/w grades being the most commonly available. with ferric chloride proved to be more effective than alum at similar doses and the mean values of treatment efficiencies were 51% and 32%, respectively. Make an observation as of which of the 6 beakers is most clearer. The theoretical optimum dose produces a zero potential, associated with destabilization of the colloid and allowing subsequent flocculation. These products are quite effective as coagulants as they adsorb very strongly onto the surface of most negative colloids. Whereas turbidity is best removed within a pH range of 5.7 to 8.0, colour elimination is normally attained at acid pH about 4.4 to 6.0. The H+ ions produced by aluminium sulphate, PACl (10% w/w Al2O3) and ACH are 6, 3 and 1, respectively. Alum still can play a very effective … Cactus powder also has a marginal effect on pH value (7.33 at 0.50 g, 7.49 at 1.50 g, 7.57 at 2.50 g, and 7.57 at 3.50 g) as compared to the usage of chemical coagulants (Alum). Find the pH of the sample and adjust it to 6 to 8.5. d. Is only ever used as a primary coagulant. It is also the WTP practice to set the polymer dosage constantly at 0.02 mg/l. The nature of the complexes formed may be controlled by the pH of the system (for a more detailed description, see the predominant chemical species distribution in an aqueous solution during the electrocoagulation process section). As known, PAC and FeCl3 are the most commonly used coagulants however, FeCl3 coagulation needs pH adjustment, whereas PAC does not. On the other hand, electrocoagulation doesn’t require external chemicals and removes any size of suspended solids, oil, and grease, as well as heavy metals. While alum and ferric-based coagulants are acidic in nature and produce a drop in pH when added to wastewater, their main purpose is to neutralize electrical charges of fine particles in water and clump them together. Coagulation is most effective in the pH range of 5-7 because of the waters ability to react with alkalinity. Prepared by partially neutralized (prehydrolyzed) ferric chloride. Table 11-4 shows the performance of coagulation treatment of leachate using coagulants with flocculant aid. So when does this “using coagulant to adjust pH” problem occur? According to the variation of zeta potential in coagulation process, coagulation mechanisms of the coagulants were analyzed. The most effective pH for coagulation process of leachate sample is 8.5 with 750 mgL −1 of alum and 100 rpm (Fig. Aluminium sulphate has zero basicity whereas that of the polymerized aluminium salts varies from about 50% for Al2(OH)3Cl3 (i.e. However, for aluminium sulphate and potash alum Figure 1: pH vs. … d. Is only ever used as a primary coagulant. The flocs settling time for the treatment with MgCl 2 was shorter than the treatment with PAC and the treatment with Alum was longer than the treatment withMgCl 2 and PAC. Optimum pH for the coagulation operation obtained through traditional methods and RSM was 7.6. If a particular water is slightly alkaline, the pH value would most likely be near a. Where natural organic matter (NOM) is present in the raw water (Section 7.36), this tends to be the key parameter determining the required coagulant dose. Inorganic particles are eliminated preferably at around neutral pH values. 10% w/w Al2O3) to about 85% for ACH (24% w/w Al2O3). Table 2 shows the initial pH and the dosages of alum and polymer used in these experiments. The influence of PH, temperature, coagulant and coagulant aid dosages on the coagulation process was studied and conditions were optimized corresponding to the … Ferric hydroxide is insoluble over a wide range of pH values than aluminium hydroxide except for the zone of 7.0 to 8.5. Alum and Ferric Chloride reacts … Guide-Lines is their reliance on indicator bacteria pathogens such as block, kibbled or ground and is stable filtration... 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