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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.6 P.721-726


Study on coagulation property of metal-polysilicate coagulants in low turbidity water treatment

Author(s):  YANG Hai-yan, CUI Fu-yi, ZHAO Qing-liang, MA Chao

Affiliation(s):  School of Municipal & Environment Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China

Corresponding email(s):   haiyanyang_hw@sina.com

Key Words:  Potable water treatment, Metal-polysilicate coagulant, Coagulation property, Residual aluminum

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YANG Hai-yan, CUI Fu-yi, ZHAO Qing-liang, MA Chao. Study on coagulation property of metal-polysilicate coagulants in low turbidity water treatment[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(6): 721-726.

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In order to remove the low turbidity present in surface water, a novel metal-polysilicate coagulant was used to treat the raw water taken from Tanjiang River in Guangdong Province. This study on the effects of Al/Fe molar ratio on the performance of a complex compound formed by polysilicic acid, aluminium and ferric salt (PAFS) showed that PAFS with Al/Fe ratio of 10:3 seemed to have the best coagulation performance in removing turbidity and color. Experimental results showed that under the conditions of polymerization time of 15 d, sedimentation time of 12 min, and pH of 6-8, PAFS with Al/Fe molar ratio of 10:3 had the best coagulation efficiency and lowest residual Al concentration. The turbidity decreased from 23.8 NTU to 3.23 NTU and the residual Al concentration was only 0.165 mg/L in the product water. It could be speculated that colloidal impurities and particulate Al were removed by adsorption bridging and electrical neutralization of long chain inorganic polymer coagulants.

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