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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment demands as much attention, and the need for integrated solutions, as other processes within your operation. There are not many other processes that have so much variability in the input, yet a consistent, high quality output is required. Nalco offers a number of wastewater tools  to efficiently analyze, evaluate, and treat your entire wastewater operation from primary clarification to discharge.

Wastewater Treatment Overview

Nalco Water understands that effective primary waste water treatment is critical to your plant operations, whether you are discharging directly to a municipal wastewater treatment system or treating prior to your own biological wastewater treatment system. Optimizing the performance of treatment chemicals and equipment can dramatically minimize overall costs and maximize your return on investment, and we can provide creative solutions to help meet your most stringent water quality requirements.

The aeration basin is the heart of your biological treatment system, and maintaining aeration basin health is critical to meeting plant discharge limits and optimizing sludge dewatering operations. Nalco Water has a full line of analytical services and bioaugmentation products designed to meet your most demanding needs and improve your bottom line results.

Solids dewatering is the second-highest cost area in a wastewater treatment plant, second only to electrical utility costs. Effectively optimizing the performance of dewatering equipment and chemicals can dramatically minimize the total cost of operation and maximize your return on investment. In addition, as processors endeavor to meet stringent regulatory requirements, solids handling and disposal continues to be one of the most important areas requiring creative, sustainable-technology solutions.

We also understand that effective secondary wastewater treatment is critical to your plant operations, whether you are discharging to a POTW or to a river. We can provide you with creative wastewater treatment chemicals and equipment solutions, helping you meet your most stringent water quality requirements and maximize your return on investment.  

Our wastewater programs typically focus on the following and can help you with:

  • Improving overall plant economics
  • Optimizing equipment efficiency
  • Addressing compliance issues
  • Increasing operator capabilities and effectiveness

Wastewater Programs, Products, Equipment and Services

Explore our Wastewater Treatment Offerings