Water treatment can be a complicated process, but by following these 3 steps of the water treatment process, you will be on the path to cleaner water.
– 1: Chemical Treatment: this is one of water treatment’s most important and necessary processes. It involves adding chemicals like chlorine and sodium hydroxide into the water to kill bacteria, viruses, and other parasites that could make people sick.
– 2: Coagulation & Flocculation Processes: coagulation helps settle out suspended solids in water such as dirt or rust particles, so they don’t clog up filters or pipes; flocculation mixes chemicals with iron sulfate, which causes small specks of iron to form together into larger chunks that are easier for filters to remove from water.
– 3: Disinfection: water treatment’s final step, disinfection kills any remaining bacteria and viruses in water with chlorine or ultraviolet light.
Water treatment has improved the quality of water for people everywhere with its simple yet effective processes that ensure water is clean and safe to drink.