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TTHMs, DBPs and TOC

TTHMs, DBPs and TOC … these are acronyms that keep water treatment plant managers up at night.

EarthTec has a solution.

Plant managers are constantly battling disinfection by-products. They have been forced to reduce chlorine, switch to chloramines, add permanganate, install ozone, etc. Still, they are often right on the edge of their limit for DBPs.

EarthTec can help solve these problems.

Here are the real issues

  1. The source of the problem may be unknown.
  2. Using oxidizers can create DBPs.

TOC is a tricky number. It is seasonal and often at its highest levels during months with the largest demand. If this is your situation, EarthTec has a solution.

Many of chemicals commonly used to treat TOC are oxidizers that can cause spikes in disinfection by-products (DBPs). EarthTec is not an oxidizer and does not create DBPs. EarthTec is an algaecide and bactericide*. By reducing algae and bacteria EarthTec can also reduce TOC.

Plants that use EarthTec at intake screens can reduce or eliminate other chemicals and oxidizers that create DBPs. The result is an optimized approach, targeting specific TOC issues.

TTHM, DBP and TOC Reduction Program

Step One — Site Survey

Our team of experts will review your plant layout and water conditions.

Step Two — Treatment Recommendation

We will review several options to optimize your chemical usage with the goal of reducing TOC/DBP issues.

Step Three — Evaluation and Optimization

Once a program is implemented, our team will assist in optimizing treatment and performance.

Planning Ahead

We encourage customers to be proactive and begin implementing a plan before summer arrives. Contact us today to schedule a site survey with our experts. Let us help you solve your TTHM, DBP and TOC problems

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