How It Works
In order to break down how the proprietary separation system works, we first need to go over the composition of the wastewater and the contaminants that need to be removed in order to produce the product water that goes to the filtration portion of The Eco System.
The Eco System was developed by Eco World Water who holds all the rights and patents to the technology. This section is provided to assist in developing a greater understanding of the Eco System and can also be found on the Eco World Water website.
Typical Composition of Wastewater
Wastewater has three main categories of contaminates, each requiring a specific strategy for removal.
Solid particles larger than 1 micron and with a specific gravity greater than 2.6. Their high density allows them to settle to the bottom of a settling tank or vessel. (i.e. sand, grit, silt)
Small solid particles which remain suspended in water as colloidal particles (1-10 microns), larger solid particles (greater than 10 microns) that remain suspended due to the motion of water, and microorganisms (.004-40 microns). A large percentage of the microorganisms (parasites, bacteria, and viruses) are attached to colloidal or larger solids with a small percentage of them free flowing.
Refers to any nutrients, heavy metals, organic compounds and other minerals that are dissolved in water in molecular or ionized form. May also include colloidal solids less than 1 micron in size.
The second polymer added is a flocculant that combines the coagulant modified colloidal solid particles into larger agglomerated particles (50 to 200 microns in size). The flocculant encapsulates these micro air bubble entrenched suspended colloidal solid particles, trapping the air within these agglomerated particles which we call microfloc (50 to 200 micros in size). The entrapped air bubbles make these larger agglomerated particles lighter than water, making it rise to the surface.