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What are the Basic Mistakes Made in Water Treatment Processes?

Updated: Apr 8

Since water purification is a complex process, many mistakes can be made. These errors can negatively affect the quality of water and reduce the efficiency of treatment systems. Here are some of the common mistakes made in water treatment:


  1. Inadequate Cleaning and Maintenance : Failure to regularly clean and maintain water purification systems may cause contamination and malfunction in the system.

  2. Incorrect Setting of Operating Parameters : Incorrect adjustment of operating parameters such as pH, temperature, pressure can reduce the effectiveness of purification systems and negatively affect the quality of water.

  3. Inappropriate Process Selection : Selecting inappropriate treatment processes for a particular water source or pollution level can result in inefficiency and affect treated water quality.

  4. Inadequate Pre-treatment : Failure to adequately pre-treat water before entering water treatment systems may result in faster contamination of treatment equipment and processes, thus reducing efficiency.

  5. Inadequate Coagulation and Flocculation : Inadequate dosing of chemicals used in the coagulation and flocculation stages or not continuing the process for long enough can be an important factor in water purification.

  6. Disinfection Process Errors : Insufficient dosing of chemicals used for disinfection or improper application may prevent microbial pollution from being controlled.

  7. Filtration Problems : Insufficient filtration or not cleaning the filters regularly may prevent the removal of solid particles and pollutants in the water.

  8. Reverse Osmosis Process Problems : Failure to adequately clean or maintain reverse osmosis membranes may cause the water not to be adequately purified from undesirable components.

  9. Neglecting Equipment Maintenance : Failure to maintain regular maintenance of treatment equipment may lead to performance decrease and malfunctions in the systems.

  10. Neglecting Control and Monitoring : It is important to regularly control and monitor the water treatment system. Neglecting such routines can prevent early detection of potential problems and lead to bigger problems.

  11. Neglect of Safety Protocols : Neglecting safety protocols in water treatment plants can cause accidents that may harm worker health or the environment.

  12. Inadequate Training and Personnel Awareness : Insufficient training of water treatment plant operators or failure to comply with operating procedures may lead to incorrect operating and control results.

To prevent these errors, it is important to regularly check water treatment processes, regularly maintain equipment and constantly train personnel. In addition, it is critical to select appropriate technologies in line with the characteristics of the water source and the requirements of the treatment systems.

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