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Study and Application of a Novel Tap Water Flocculant

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By using polyaluminum chloride (PAC), chitosan (CTS) and montmorillonite (MM) as the main raw materials, a novel tap water flocculant had been prepared. The optimal mass proportion of this flocculant was 1 g·L–1 chitosan:50 g·L–1 PAC:3g·L–1 MM = 30:11:7. Compared with the traditional polyaluminum chloride (PAC), the concentration of aluminum ion (Al3+) and suspended solids (SS) in the exit dropped 66.19% and 5.80% respectively, moreover, the cost was decreased by 9.95%. This flocculant was not only cheaper, but also provided improved flocculating function compared with traditional flocculant. The concentration of Al3+ in exit water was decreased greatly so the drinking water would be much safer.

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D. Zeng, Y. Zhai, S. Zhang and F. Ding, "Study and Application of a Novel Tap Water Flocculant," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2012, pp. 518-522. doi: 10.4236/jep.2012.36062.

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