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WATERONLINE Q&A NOVEMBER 2016

MAKING SENSE OF THE CHEMICAL FEED FRENZY

 
 

The use of chemicals to treat water supplies can be traced back to the 19th century when English physician John Snow chlorinated a British water supply to stop the spread of cholera. Today, things have gotten remarkably more advanced. Chemicals from sodium hypochlorite to aluminum sulfate are used in municipal and industrial operations to purify water, and they are precisely administered using sophisticated chemical feed systems.

To learn more about these systems and the most recent advances in the field, Water Online spoke with Brian Whitmore, the president and founder of JCS Industries. He told us about the use of certain chemicals and the problems they can pose, how different feed systems can affect operations, and a new product that is taking the next step for chemical treatment.
How are chemical feed systems utilized in water treatment operations?
There are two types of delivery systems
used today. For the most part, they are
metering pumps, which are positive
displacement delivery devices. The
emerging technology, which utilizes...
 

 
Image credit: “Sodium Hypochlorite Crystals,” Grover Schrayer © 2011, used under an Attribution 2.0 Generic license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Image credit: “Sodium Hypochlorite Crystals,” Grover Schrayer © 2011, used under an Attribution 2.0 Generic license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/