Monday, November 17, 2014

Struvite Wastewater Removal Lab Testing

We at Struvite Removal ask for and receive a great variety of struvite samples as can see in the picture below.

Struvite and Vivianite can range in color, granularity, hardness, composition as well as other variables. 

We offer those with struvite problems free testing on their different samples to prove our products effectiveness.

Our testing typically takes into account the comparison of the struvite to others we have collected so we can assess if will need a stronger concentration dependent upon the amount of struvite.

We also do product testing were we will place 5 grams of struvite in different solutions, 100%, 50%, 30%, 25% and so forth in a beaker with a magnetic stirrer (to resemble a recirculation).

Below is an example of our testing setup. For more information, to contact us or for free samples please visit our website.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Struvite Formation and its many Variations in Wastewater Operations

Struvite and Vivianite Scale comes to our lab in many different colors, textures, hardness, formations, sizes and from various locations in plants as well as different types of operations.

There are many different variables when it comes to the formation of struvite, including where it is forming, what other chemicals are used, the centrate, as well as the type of operation.

Our Struvite Remover and Descaler has worked on all the samples sent in to us for our lab testing to put its effectiveness to the test. We will be happy to run our tests free of charge and send you samples as well for your own testing.

Contact us today to discuss your Struvite, Vivianite, or Scale problems and get your free samples and testing done. or 310-715-3070

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Struvite Formation and its Locations

Struvite Formation Locations
There are several locations in a wastewater treatment plant where struvite will form. The first location that may occur is from an accumulation in the piping, especially in the elbows where there is a great deal of turbulence. If there is the slightest build up and you attempt to remove the struvite unsuccessfully, struvite formation will occur within days on the small crystals still in the elbow. The same will hold true for the plant’s centrifuges, pumps, belts and other equipment where there is a high velocity of turbulence.

Wastewater treatment plants find Struvite crystal formations in many of the following areas:

Anaerobic digesters
Aeration assembly
Rollers of the Belt Press
Rotary drum filters
Screw presses
Belt presses
Places of high kinetic energy (turbulence)
Pipe connections - elbows
Internal pump components
Overflow box of the anaerobic digesters
Sludge transfer lines

It should also be noted that rough surface areas are also excellent nucleic sites for Struvite crystals. When Struvite is not 100% removed from external and internal surfaces, the remaining rough edges are where struvite and vivianite will form again.
Struvite Formation Tale Tell Signs

• A high pH is a warning for the potential to form struvite
• High conductivity increases the potential for formation
• Low temperatures foster the environment for formation
• Higher concentrations of ammonium, phosphate and magnesium

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Struvite Removal Outside of Centrifuge

The picture below is the outside of a centrifuge, which was covered in Struvite, used our Struvite Remover with a Hudson sprayer over the course of 10 days and used only 3 gallons, nearly all of the struvite was removed. Visit our trial for pictures here:

For more information, free samples and consultation please contact us today!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Struvite Removal Pipe Demo and Video

Struvite Removal received a 6'' pipe filled with struvite that we decided to run a test on to show its effectiveness.

The slice we used was approximately 1''  in length and used a clamp to hold it in our product halfway for a direct comparison of what it removed to what was left untouched.

We used 100% solution and a stirrer to resemble a recirculation which can act up to 4x faster than a standstill soak.

Within a matter of 10 hours the struvite was dissolved from that half of pipe into solution, going from what could be a completely clogged pipe to now being struvite free and being back up and running over the course of a day.

Our Struvite Remover:
Mild-Irritant to skin (can place product on hand)
Environmentally Friendly

Will get your plant or  operation back to 100% in a matter of hours or days instead of weeks filled with labor, downtime, or dangerous materials!

For free product samples and consultation, please visit our website and contact us!

Here is our youtube link to the video as well:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Struvite Remover Egg Demo

The picture above is from an egg demo of which we placed an egg in a beaker and filled it with the Strvutite Remover product. As you can see the scale from the egg was taken off and settled in the beaker to the left and left the egg completely intact. What this shows is that the product is a descaler that does not affect protein and is a mild irritant to skin. For more information and to see the video please see the link below.

The link to where you may find our video and testing is Struvite Removal Egg Demo

For more information regarding the product, free samples for your own testing please visit our website