Hydrex organic coagulants are made from a renewable source of tree bark. Among other benefits they are a more efficient and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional metal-based polymers commonly used in industrial wastewater treatment and particularly good fit for oily effluents, such as food and beverage and oil and gas
Coagulation is commonly used, in combination with flocculation, in effluent treatment to remove suspended solids and insoluble contaminants in an effective manner.
If metal-based coagulants (such as Polyaluminum chloride (PAC) or Ferric chloride) are the substances traditionally used, they have the disadvantage of being impactful on water treated pH and they are causing high production wastewater sludge volumes. In addition their use is increasingly restricted by regulations.
Specially formulated to counter these drawbacks, the Hydrex 6799, 6861 and 6862 plant-based coagulants are the easy, green and cost saving choice for customers willing to replace their inorganic chemicals.
Up to 50% less sludge production with cheaper and greener sludge disposal
Hydrex plant-based coagulants produce up to 50% less sludge than metal-based coagulants, reducing the costs and carbon footprint of disposal. Organic and biodegradable, they allow for more sustainable and less costly disposal options like composting or land application (depending local regulatory constraints).
Savings on Total cost of operation
Plant-based coagulants don’t decrease pHlike metal-based coagulants, meaning that no or less caustic soda is needed for pH correction before flocculation. Polymer dosing is also reduced in flocculation. It means the operating costs associated with these products are also reduced.
Free from metal salts, Hydrex plant-based coagulants are not corrosive for the metallic parts of the plant . They remove suspended solids and COD more efficiently while the produced sludge composition is better for recovery and biogas production.
Chemical consumptions reduction
Chemical dosage is reduced by 3 to 5 times compared to inorganic chemicals for the same treatment results. This means even greater cost savings and efficiency.
Improved Health & Safety
Non toxic, safer handling for operators
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Hydrex™ organic coagulants are suitable for any type of industry, especially those that generate effluents with high oil and fat content:
- Food & Beverage (ready meals, sauces, cookie factories, food processing...).
- Oil & Gas (oil processing and refining units)
- Physico-chemical treatment in WWTPs
- WWTP with problems in the compliance of chloride discharge (due to the use of inorganic coagulants).
A large refining site in Europe producing 11millions T/y of crude oil, was experiencing bad performance of their wastewater treatment (250m3/h).
Hydrex solutions included a switch from traditional metal-based coagulants (130 T/y of FeCl3) to plant-based coagulants Hydrex 6799.