INTERN VIEW: What Sets HaloKlear Apart?


Lauren Excell | August 1, 2018

During my interview with Eric Bradley, HaloKlear Product Line Manager, we talked about some of the unique features of HaloKlear products. They can be used in a broad range of scenarios and application types, achieve the same goals as synthetic chemicals, and is traceable in effluent water.

Q: What is differentiating about the HaloKlear product line?

A: “We’re able to remove solids, turbidity, and comply with water treatment goals and water quality goals for all of these water treatment projects around the country by using natural chemistry. Nothing synthetic, nothing generated by fossil fuels. Just easy to use, safe, natural products that can be discharged into the environment with low toxicity.”

Q: When releasing effluent water, what advantages does HaloKlear have over synthetic chemicals?

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A: “Chitosan has a really low toxicity level. If you’re discharging your treated water into a sensitive waterway, typically HaloKlear has a really nice, compatible fit with what regulators are looking for and what’s native to the watershed. An additional benefit over synthetic chemistry is that you can trace the residual chemistry in any water you’re discharging. The solids that settle out will have most of the chemistry in there, but to verify that we can trace the clear effluent water to prove that there is no residual chitosan. Synthetic polymers don’t have that same luxury. In fact, you can’t test for residual polyacrylamides, polyDADMACs, and other synthetic chemistries.”

To learn more about the residual test kit, click here.

Q: What treatment scenarios would benefit from using HaloKlear products?

A: “The big benefit that we see on projects is that chitosan and other products from the HaloKlear line have a very broad spectrum of use meaning that they will work on different types of projects, waters and contaminants. What’s great about our products is that we can apply the same chemistry to an active system with liquid products, or in a passive or semi-passive system using our dry socks.”

Now my only question is, why would anyone continue to use synthetic chemicals when a cost-effective, eco-friendly substitute is available?