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 purchase 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.