Treatability Studies

Accurate Environmental Services can provide treatability studies on small bench-scale systems to simulate several types of treatment options.

The purpose of a treatability study is to observe and measure the effectiveness of specific treatment methods on samples of water or wastewater to verify that the treatment method is feasible before changing process operations or changing to a new treatment process.

The treatability study results are used to determine or verify the best approach to treatment, such as chemical type and dosage, equipment type and size, or types of treatment process units to purchased or construct.

Treatability studies can be conducted using several treatment options for comparison of results and making cost estimates.

Some examples of Treatability Studies:


� Water Treatment
Disinfectants and Disinfection by-products
(THM, HAA5, TOC, Bromate, Chlorite)
Taste and Odor (Geosmin and MIB)
Water softening
Arsenic removal methods

� Wastewater Treatment
Biological treatment of various wastes
Aeration requirements
Increased BOD or solids
Nitrification/Denitrification
Disinfection


� Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Toxicity effects on biological treatment systems. 
� Groundwater Contamination Treatment
Gasoline, oil, and hazardous wastes.