NCS Fluid Systems Water Matters
Water Treatment Processes used at NCS fluid Handling Systems
The team at NCS Fluid Handling Systems makes proper custody and care during water transfer and water management our priority and recognize that clean safe water is vital for everyday life. Projects such as this site pictured on Vancouver Island Canada are designed to support construction activities during excavation and dewatering. Having a professionally designed water treatment system by the NCS Fluid Handling Systems engineering team allows for proper filtration and the capability to expand to address additional ground water concerns such as iron removal, chemical treatment or trace hydrocarbons removal. Reclaimed land and sites across Canada where the previous business may have been a gas station with underground tanks or dry cleaning facilities with chemical insitu are constantly being redeveloped and re-purposed and the NCS Fluid Handling Systems water management and water treatment system is the best solution to cover the risk of all these situations.
As an industrial manager and user of water during operations for our clients NCS Fluid Handling Systems provides professional designs and operational training of our team. The selected water treatment process may vary from location to location, depending on the regional variants and the standards that water needs to be processed, but the basic principles of water treatment are largely the same
Coagulation / Flocculation
During coagulation, chemistry such as liquid aluminium sulfate (alum) and/or polymers are added to the untreated water source. When the chosen system is mixed with the water, the additive causes the tiny particles of dirt in the water to join together or coagulate, then these coagulated particles combine to create a larger particle. These heavier particles are referred to as flocs which are easier to remove by equipment such as settling tanks or bags filters.
In the event of the decision is made to include settling tanks the water and the floc particles progress through the water treatment process, then are pumped into sedimentation tanks which allows the water to trickle over walls / weirs, allowing the heavy floc particles to settle to the bottom of the tank where the particles or sludge is pumped away for proper disposal.
The water is pumps or flows through a filter element, housed in bag house, or a media sand filter. If filter bag is used it has a micron size equal to the particle size allowed to dispose of and capturing all constituents larger than the filter bag. Sand Media filters can be composed of layers of sand and gravel, and in some cases, crushed anthracite. Sand Media Filtration collects the suspended impurities in water and then the filters are routinely cleaned by back-washing.
AquaFlex Environmental Products
Like filtration systems, where the fluids flow through the media however the unique Aquaflex Environmental products allow cleaned water to pass through the Aquaflex product while the constituents such as hydrocarbons, chemicals or Algae are captured in the Aquaflex patented open-cell foam matrix material. Aquaflex is used proactively or re-actively as a spill containment and site clean up tool. Aquaflex can be cleaned out and redeployed multiple time by wringing out through surface treatment tanks. Aquaflex is also Biodegradable, replacing the one-time single use plastic containment products.