A novel strategy of sweep coagulation to treat low-turbidity water is presented herein. Preliminary study findings demonstrate the feasibility of employing flocs formed by coagulation of montmorillonite suspension with cationic polyelectrolyte as a surrogate to the amorphous Al(OH)3 precipitated in sweep coagulation. Excellent efficiency of turbidity removal is attained via physical entrapment of TiO2 particles within the flocculating montmorillonite flocs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Filtration and Separation