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Offline kanankiri

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alum dosage in water treatment
« on: December 15, 2009, 04:24:31 AM »
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I am currently designing a flocculation tank as a part of water treatment process for a gasification plant. The treated water has to be potable. I was looking all over internet to find the suitable dosage and found out that the added range of municipal water system is usually between 6-120ppm of alum (from certain gardening site). Can someone confirm the value? Please let me know the source as well.

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Re: alum dosage in water treatment
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 06:02:49 PM »
Hello kanankiri,

The value for alum to flocculate materials in a system strongly depend on the type and concentration of contaminants.

The range for Alum is typically between 90-500 ppm.  When treating clear water, then dosages between 6-120 can be used.

I hope this helps,

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