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12.14.2018   |   Press release

How The Wastewater Industry Has Been Calculating Polymer Usage Wrong: A New Parkson University Video

Learn how to correctly estimate polymer use based on the theoretical polymer dose and capture rate

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 14, 2018

Parkson Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the latest video in the Parkson University series, “Sludge Thickening – How Our Industry Has Been Calculating Polymer Usage Wrong.” In this video, we discuss how to correctly calculate polymer use during the sludge thickening process in wastewater treatment.

Polymer use is the industry “go to” for measuring performance, efficiency and cost of ownership of sludge thickeners; however, as an industry we’ve been calculating it incorrectly. The problem begins with calculations that are based on what goes in the thickener instead of what comes out. Because of solids loss, which differs depending on design of the thickener utilized (less than 1% to 10% loss), the amount of sludge going in isn’t the same as the amount coming out.

In this easy-to-follow video, you’ll learn how to correctly estimate polymer usage based on the theoretical polymer dose and capture rate. You’ll then see how a change in calculation makes a significant difference in the overall life cycle cost.

To learn more, watch the video and read about the ThickTech™ Rotary Drum Thickener, an industry leading sludge thickener which achieves high capture rates with a low polymer dose. Browse Parkson’s YouTube channel for additional educational videos and be sure to subscribe, share and comment. For any additional information, please contact Lydia Ebert at marketingfl@parkson.com.