It is no secret that inflation has hit every sector of the economy. BUT inflation hasn’t hit everything equally. If you use traditional coagulants (iron or aluminum based, or PAC) to remove phosphorus from your wastewater, you are paying significantly more than you were in 2020 – perhaps more than twice as much. The price of caustic, another consequence of your choice of coagulant, has also risen. The graph gives you an idea of the magnitude of these cost increases. More important, you can see that Neo WaterFX has had much lower price increases over this time period. If your chemical costs for phosphorus removal have you seeing red, it is time to reevaluate your choice of coagulant.

Neo WaterFX has had much more modest price increases. It may be time to reevaluate your choices.

At Neo Water Treatment, our supply and manufacturing cost increases have been more modest, allowing us to hold our prices down and pass the savings on to you. Now, we’re not saying that we are less expensive on a strictly pound-to-pound or gallon-to-gallon comparison, but that cost differential between what you will pay for just the P-removal coagulant has narrowed significantly due to these dramatic cost increases in traditional coagulants. Those price increases, combined with the other factors that made Neo WaterFX more cost-effective even before inflation drove up chemical costs means you can save even more now.

Chemical cost increases compound due to high dosage requirements using traditional coagulants.

In previous articles, we have explored how choosing an alum or ferric coagulant can dramatically impact several factors that drive up the total cost of phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment.

These impacts include:

  • High dosage requirements using iron or aluminum coagulants drives up the cost of the coagulant. With alum or ferric, the dosage per amount of P removed increases steeply as the limit gets more stringent. If your cost for these coagulants has more than doubled, then it really is costing you too much.
  • Caustic addition to counteract the low pH of traditional coagulants combined with the high dosage required means caustic costs have gone up as well.
  • Chemical sludge production. Higher coagulant doses produce more chemical sludge, driving up dewatering and disposal costs.
  • Dewatering efficiency. The chemical sludge produced by traditional coagulants traps water, slowing dewatering processes and making dewatering less effective.
  • Wetter sludge. Final water content of dewatered sludge from traditional coagulants is higher, driving up sludge disposal costs.

All of these factors combine to make the switch to Neo WaterFX the most cost-effective solution for phosphorus removal in almost all situations. That was true before the skyrocketing chemical costs and is even more true now!

How long will you pay more for inferior treatment?

No treatment, no matter the economics, is worth the savings unless it works. That is where Neo WaterFX truly excels. WaterFX provides simplified operation with vastly better P removal, reliability and predictability that beats any other coagulant on the market. When it comes to compliance, WaterFX is simply the best choice.

Now better operation and compliance comes with even better savings.

For a free consultation to determine how much WaterFX could save you, Contact Us. One of our engineers will be happy to go over your operation, look at your costs and provide information on how WaterFX can improve your operation, optimize your P removal, AND save you money.