Industrial customers are challenged to conserve and recycle water resources, conform to regulatory permitting requirements, and eliminate potential environmental impacts from facility effluent.
Clarification, Sludge Dewatering & Thickening
Removing precipitate, particulate, and other solids from a process or wastewater stream, as well as dewatering the resulting solids, often presents unique challenges. Industry uses a host of solid/liquid separation unit processes for this purpose, including:
Neo-Solutions has one of the industry’s broadest and most diverse lines of flocculants, coagulants, and dewatering aids. Such variety enables our skilled field sales engineers to rapidly find cost-effective solutions for our customers’ specific processing equipment and water stream requirements.
Scale, Corrosion, Defoaming & Solidification Solutions
Various metals and inorganic contaminants, often found in industrial water streams, present unique challenges to meeting effluent water regulatory requirements. These contaminants include:
Neo-Solutions has developed proprietary product offerings for precipitation and chelation that deliver field proven performance in removing dissolved contaminants. Operations that have soluble metals reduction requirements could likely benefit from utilizing Neo-Solutions’ chemistries and its experienced technical specialists.
We apply innovative solutions to the challenges of many industries and processes, including:
Society depends upon municipalities and water supply companies to provide safe, clean drinking water. The Neo-Solutions team is focused on helping our customers meet that expectation by using our complete line of NSF/ANSI 60 approved products.
Neo-Solutions products are used to:
Our application strategies optimize the performance of our chemicals by delivering optimum drinking water quality and improving the efficiencies of water treatment plants and distribution systems. We deliver results using our experience and a complete line of specialty products including coagulants, flocculants, and corrosion and scale inhibitors.
Major operational challenges are the result of industrial expansion, flow rate increases from population growth, and regulatory requirements to lower the limits of constituents in final effluents.
Operational Challenges Require New Solutions
The products and services we offer for sludge-related applications include
At Neo-Solutions, we collaborate with our customers to optimize their operations. We understand that product selection includes identifying the best performing product that works over the broadest range of dosages and sludge conditions.
Our line of biological control and enhancement products assists with reducing odor generation, as well as keeping bacteria healthy. We have proven products that target and eliminate hydrogen sulfide gas.
Additionally, we supply one of the industry’s largest and most diverse selection of flocculants and coagulants. This competitive advantage sets us apart in sludge settling and dewatering applications. Based on laboratory testing, our technical service engineers identify products providing optimum process stability while delivering excellent cake solids and filtrate quality.
Filter media cleaners can have a significant impact on operational efficiency by providing these benefits:
Our belt cleaning products have been shown to deliver an exceedingly high return on investment (ROI). It is not uncommon to achieve 2-3% higher cake solids at minimal cost.
There are times when operations experience deviations resulting in sludges that cannot be dried sufficiently for handling or transportation. Neo-Solutions’ line of sludge stiffeners (solidification aids) are frequently used to improve the handling characteristics of wetter sludge material by complexing the moisture. This process yields a transformed sludge with no free liquids and improves handling and transport characteristics.
A typical mineral processing operation may recycle more than 90% of its process water. Any unnecessary water losses to product, dust control, or final effluent will require usage of make-up water which can be scarce or expensive. When chemicals (e.g., collectors, frothers) are added in the beneficiation phase, they can further complicate water management challenges.
Neo-Solutions’ team of water management experts includes professionals with over 40 years of experience managing water in mining environments. We bring this experience, along with our proven portfolio of products to your site so you can meet the most difficult challenges.
Neo-Solutions is SKILLED IN BOTH THE ART AND SCIENCE™ of mining, including:
Performance of thickener and clarifier operations is essential to providing clean process water. Our full line of coagulants and flocculants allows our customers to achieve their goals and offers these advantages:
Our flocculant tablets and polymer gel blocks are used in remote areas, ponds, and lagoons, as well as in soil erosion and runoff situations. They require no equipment and are ready-to-use solutions.
Undesirable foaming may be the result of water contaminants leading to:
Using our application expertise and our proven line of antifoam and defoamer products enables our customers to control foam-related issues.
Proper dewatering of solids is important to conserve water while achieving low transportation costs, good handling characteristics, and/or meeting necessary remediation requirements.
Neo-Solutions has developed a proprietary line of filter (dewatering) aids that lower operating costs and deliver target filter cake moistures.
Neo-Solutions’ stiffening (solidification) products can be used when the actual percentage of moisture is not critical, yet the tailings or product materials need to handle as though they are drier. These specialized Neo-Solutions products improve handling for transport or material placement.
During cold weather, our freeze control product line and custom feed equipment help to start equipment easily, keep switches working, belts running without slipping, and hauling equipment releasing their loads.
Neo-Solutions works collaboratively with best-in-class suppliers of feed systems, controls, and automation equipment to optimize products' cost performance, including simple solution feed systems, emulsion feed systems, and dry flocculant feed systems. We work with your chosen equipment supplier, or with one of our partners to meet your requirements. Through our equipment network, we can also provide our customers with support for turbidity and density management strategies.
Our employees are driven to solve our customers problems and help them deliver on their production and financial commitments. We leverage all our expertise in polymeric and other chemical sciences to solve customer problems for applications in a host of environments, including steel, chemical, food, and other water intensive industrial settings.
Our staff of experienced industry experts, chemical engineers, and chemists are knowledgeable about operational processes and equipment provide:
Our innovative approaches to chemical treatment strategies have been successfully adapted by our customers, generating several "industry firsts".
Our team prides itself in always striving to exceed our customers' expectation. We welcome the opportunity to solve your most challenging issues and to servicing your needs.