Practical guide for the optimisation of coagulation and flocculation through jar testing

Water Industry Operators Association QLD 2022

Dr Andrea Gonzalez

Jar testing is a method that simulates coagulation and flocculation and can provide useful data to help operators to optimise the water treatment  processes. Jar testing can be time-consuming and require technical knowledge to assess the results. However, jar testing can be a powerful tool to save money and enhance water quality as it helps determine which treatment chemical, dosage and dose will work best with their system’s raw water.

A jar testing practical guide was developed, including experiment set-up, operational procedure and data analysis to assist operators in overcoming the main constraints of jar testing.

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