PolyWebP30™ was developed in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and partial funding from the National Research Council of Canada. It is a drop in replacement for PAM flocculants in wastewater treatment applications but unlike PAM, it is non-toxic and can be used by drinking water treatment plants for removing suspended solids in high turbidity raw water.
PAM in solution, agglomerate. Microflocs are formed through the addition of coagulants in conditioning suspended solids in the waste stream. Large macroflocs, which are formed as a result, settle out or float as with Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) systems during the clarification phase of the treatment process. The agglomeration process is enabled by PAM undergoing “polymer bridging” or “bridging flocculation”. However, PolyWebP30™ encapsulates owing to its unique adsorption kinetics. Gravity settlement, floatation or filtration of the macroflocs is significantly faster and more effective in reducing suspended solids in the waste stream. In addition, independent test reports confirm that PolyWebP30™ at a dosage of 1ppm is as effective as 5ppm of PAM distributed by major global producers.