The need for water treatment plants is increasing every day. With issues such as increasing global populations, the competition for natural resources is on the rise, and this means that more innovative measures to meet this demand need to be put in place. Ensuring that high quality water treatment plants are put in place is […]

The need for water treatment plants is increasing every day. With issues such as increasing global populations, the competition for natural resources is on the rise, and this means that more innovative measures to meet this demand need to be put in place. Ensuring that high quality water treatment plants are put in place is one of the things that are necessary to serve this rising demand.
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The main goal of water treatment plants is to make sure that people who get water from it get safe water. There are many things that determine whether this will happen or not, one of which is how you approach the construction of the treatment plants. There are several important points you would need to keep in mind in order to get it right including:
Proper siting of the plant
A water treatment plant should be located as far away as possible from any sources that might contaminate it. To facilitate this, it’s usually necessary to do an audit of some of the potential sources of contamination that are in the area, and then account for them during the installation process. For instance, if there is runoff that is likely to contain toxic material, the water treatment plant would need to be built in such a manner that such runoff would not affect the quality of the water.

 
The nature of the materials used in the construction
It is common to find that some of the materials used in the construction of a water treatment plant contaminating the water. For instance, if you choose to use fasteners that contain lead or a metal that is likely to dissolve in the water, this is likely to become a problem. To avoid it, you should consider using Alloy 20 Hex lag bolts for the fastening. Another option would be to use aluminum hex tap bolts, since this metal is inert and does not react with water.
The use of the correct machinery
In order to work, water treatment plants often need various types of machines and structures in place, including pumps and sedimentation points. To ensure that the quality of the water is not compromised, these need to be designed to fit the purpose of the water treatment plant. For instance, if you are thinking of constructing one to serve an entire city, it would be wise to make sure that the structures within the treatment plant are designed to serve large numbers of people.
If you design a small treatment plant meant for 100,000 people and then use it to serve a million, it will be overwhelmed and the chances of the water quality being compromised will be increased. This would then constitute a potential public health crisis.
In summary, it is becoming more and more apparent that water treatment plants are needed in most parts of the world to cover the needs of a growing population. By following the above, it becomes much easier to guarantee that the water provided by the plant is of the highest quality possible.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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