The water baffle is an economical system designed to add settling time by lengthening the flow path of water in lagoons and other wastewater treatment locations. Water baffles are installed in a way that slows and controls the flow of water. The intent is to increase the time that water pollutants have to settle. The more settling time, the cleaner the water is at the end of the process. As shown in the water baffle specifications, this system is designed to improve the BOD (biological oxygen demand), lower the TSS (total suspended solids) levels in your location, and improve the overall quality of water in your location.
BOD: Biological (also sometimes called biochemical) Oxygen Demand. This indicates the amount of oxygen available in the water, as well as the amount of organic pollutants.
TSS: Total Suspended Solids. This indicates the amount of non-dissolved sediment that is suspended in water and typically represents pollutants that either would settle if undisturbed or could be filtered out.
Water Baffle Specifications
|Fabric||PVC, ELVALOY, URETHANE|
|Seams and Seals||THERMALLY WELDED|
|Flotation||ROUND 6" DIA. MARINE GRADE (SIZES VARY BASED ON BOUYANCY AND SITE LOADING)|
|Top Tension Members||2 Cubic Yards|
|Ballast||5/16" HD (1/4", 3/8", OR 1/2") GALVANIZED PROOF COIL STEEL CHAIN|
|End Plates and Shore Connections||STAINLESS STEEL STRESS PLATES SHORE ANCHOR CABLES|
Water Baffle Installation Specifications
Water baffles are installed by securing them to anchor points with a stainless steel cable. This cable must be long enough to provide some "give" so that the water baffles can adjust to rising and falling water levels. Anchor points are stainless steel cable loops passed through a link in the ballast chain. Shore anchor posts will be important for anchoring wastewater baffle. Shore anchor posts should be installed no more than three feet away from the edge of the reservoir. These posts should provide the strength needed. Regular inspections of your water baffle treatment system are recommended.
For more information on anchoring your baffles water treatment system, please call us.
Additional Products to Help with Wastewater Treatment Plants
In addition to the water baffles shown here, we do also offer pond liners and covers, and lagoon liners:
Lagoon Liners: Similar to other pond liners, these lagoon fixtures are designed to help with lagoons to line the area and prevent contamination from seeping into the ground. Liners include several different fabric options depending on your location.
Geotextiles: Geotextile fabric is used for separation, filtration, and more. Available in woven geotextile and nonwoven geotextile styles, in lightweight, medium weight, and heavy duty fabrics, by the roll or in bulk.
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