Chitosan is a natural biopolymer derived from chitin, recycled from the shells of crustaceans like shrimp, crabs, and lobsters.
Natural Water Treatment Chemistry
Chitosan has been trusted across North America in reducing turbidity and removing unwanted particulate contaminants in the most sensitive ecosystems and regulatory environments. Since Chitosan is acrylamide-free and 100% biodegradable through enzymatic activity, it ensures that there are no bioacculmulation concerns after treatment.
Treatment systems using chitosan are adaptable and highly versatile to achieve water quality goals on projects with varying site conditions, soil types, and seasons.Chitosan performs best in waters that have a ph of 6.5-9 and TSS up to 10,000 mg/L.
Additionally, Chitosan creates floc solids with a lower percentage of water entrained, which creates a stable and strong floc. A high-quality floc allows treatment systems to run more efficiently with benefits both upstream and downstream:
Fast settling times
Easy filtration and backwashing
Reduce hauling and disposal costs
Removes a variety of solids - including fine sediment, heavy metals, and PCBs
An Environmentally Safe Solution For Every Industry
Some of the most stringent and environmentally sensitive regulatory agencies prefer chitosan-based flocculants over synthetic alternatives for water treatment, based on toxicity testing that demonstrates no harm to aquatic organisms at recommended dosages.
Industrial Stormwater Treatment
Capture dusts, particulate metals, and trace oils.
Construction Site Water Treatment
Remove TSS and ntu from site stormwater, dewatering, and wheel wash.
Capture particles like metals, asbestos, and PCBs.
Enhance dewatering for dredging and biosolids processing.
Liqufloc is the liquid version of Chitosan. LiquiFloc is integrated into treatment systems through a liquid chemical dosing system. LiquiFloc is available is three concentrations to support projects requiring normal to very high dose rates.
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- Liquid dosing systems
- Active and semi-passive treatment systems
Available in 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon totes.
GelFloc is the dry powder version of Chitosan. GelFloc is integrated into treatment systems as a sock. The GelFloc Sock is a geotextile tube filled with GelFloc powder, designed to dose the chitosan by dissolving the powder into water as it flows over the sock.
GelFloc socks will dose approximately 100ppm at 150gpm flow. If a higher dose is required, or the system flow is higher, you can add additional socks in series. Each sock will treat approximately 100,000 gallons of water, and is highly variable based on flow rate, water temp, and turbulence of the water flowing over the sock.
- Dry sock systems
- Passive and semi-passive treatment systems
Available in packs of 4 socks per 5 gallon pail.