Vivianite Removal and Vivianite Prevention in Wastewater


Vivianite Remover and Vivianite Preventer

Struvite Removal offers the Struvite and Scale Remover STSR, as well as the Struvite Dispersant and Inhibitor STSP for vivianite wastewater treatment, remove vivianite scale, prevent vivianite scale from occurring again, and ultimately vivianite control, leaving the WWTP to operate as it should, scale-free.

Vivianite Removal and Vivianite Prevention Methods:

Other Methods of Vivianite Removal

Replacing Equipment, Grinding or Hydro-jetting:

  1. A lot of downtime
  2. Labor intensive (High costs!)
  3. If any vivianite remains, will grow and accumulate much faster

Using Hydrochloric Acid or other acids to remove vivianite scale:

  1. Highly corrosive
  2. Highly Hazardous
  3. Leads to damaged equipment

What is Vivianite?

Vivianite is a crystal formation that can form in wastewater treatment plants due to the addition of irons salts such as Ferric Chloride to control orthophosphate and H2S. It tends to be a blue, green or purple color.

Vivianite Formation Issues

Vivianite, like struvite, can cause a lot of problems for WWTPs as it can develop in pipelines where it can cause:

  • Reduction of the flow rates
  • Shaking of equipment
  • Heat transfer lost
  • Clogged pumps and lines
  • Require maintenance in other areas and equipment, etc.
  • Vivianite tends to be harder to remove compared to Struvite due to its composition.

Where is Vivianite Precipitation an Issue?

Vivianite precipitation causes crystal formation issues in several areas of a wastewater treatment plant and other operations, including:

  • Anaerobic digesters
  • Places where there is high kinetic energy (high turbulence)
  • Pipe connections – especially elbows
  • Pumps are a prime location
  • Valves
  • Aeration assembly
  • Internal pumping components
  • Plant overflow box of the anaerobic digester
  • Wastewater Sludge transfer line
  • Plant Centrifuges
  • Rollers of the Belt Press
  • Heat exchangers

Vivianite Wastewater Treatment Quantities

Vivianite Wastewater Treatment Products:

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Non-Corrosive to Steel and Unbroken Skin
  • Safe to Handle
  • Easy to use, with many applications
  • Cost-Effective, saving you time, money and leaving your operation free of Vivianite

Product is available in:

  • 15, 30 and 55-gallon drums
  • 275 or 330 gallon totes
  • 5-gallon containers and other sizes please contact us

Please refer to our other pages for more information:

Remover STSR

Dispersant and Inhibitor STSP

Learn More About Vivianite Remover for Wastewater Systems

Our struvite wastewater removal products are safer for the environment and proven to be effective at removing scale buildup in a range of equipment. Request a quote today or contact us to discuss your struvite removal needs.

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