Custom Chillers for Wastewater Cooling
Wastewater treatment plant chillers are used to regulate different processes used to digest and purify wastewater. Many treatment processes generate significant amount of heat that can prevent wastewater plants from optimally treating water.
Why Cooling Is Required for Wastewater Treatment
Secondary wastewater treatment involves processes that depend on bacteria to digest and eliminate organic matter from sewage. Popular methods for this decomposition involve activated sludge, trickling filters, and sodium hypochlorite injection.
Many times, bacteria used in water treatment plants will function best at temperatures within 68°F and 95°F. These microorganisms still work when temperatures fall below the ideal range, but temperature increases beyond the prescribed range can destroy bacteria and make the process largely ineffective. It is not common for Cold Shot Chillers to supply industrial chiller systems for bacteria thermal regulation applications, but we supply units for hypochlorite electrolysis cooling more regularly.
Hypochlorite generators within wastewater treatment plants use electrolysis to convert brine water into sodium hypochlorite. This chemical reaction generates a lot of heat, so the produced sodium hypochlorite solution must be cooled before it is distributed to dosing points within the wastewater treatment system.
What Happens When Wastewater Treatment Temperatures Are too High?
High temperatures within wastewater treatment plants can negatively impact bacteria and disinfecting solutions used in secondary treatment processes. In addition to killing vital microorganisms used to decompose organic matter, high temps can damage filtration filaments, and inhibit bacteria’s ability to flocculate sediment.
Alternatively, temperatures that are too low will decrease the efficiency of water treatment processes because bacteria functions at a slower rate under conditions that are too cool. The result is an ineffective purification process that doesn’t reach minimum standards for water discharge.
Cold Shot Chillers Provides Custom Wastewater Treatment Chillers
Cold Shot Chillers® offers a line of custom chillers designed specifically for Wastewater Treatment plants from microwave and hypochlorite applications to general machinery cooling. For over thirty years, Cold Shot Chillers® has manufactured and delivered the very best industrial chillers to clients in need of reliable cooling solutions. We manufacture our units with high-quality materials and each system is designed to ensure your satisfaction.
If you'd like to know more about our Wastewater Treatment Plant Chillers, please contact us to see how we can help you.