1-616-510-1046 Dennis J. Gebben is a seasoned environmental consultant with 30 years of experience. A geologist by trade, Mr. Gebben began his career in 1972 with Williams & Works of Grand Rapids, MI, a public works civil engineering firm. In the 1970’s, when new environmental laws and regulations were being promulgated, Mr. Gebben was quickly elevated to…
Floc Hogs Spotted on I-75 in Tampa
The I-75 roadway improvement project in west central Florida saw above average rainfall amounts over several months causing the contractor to increase dewatering and turbidity reduction output. R.H. Moore of Tampa recomended InterfaceH2O™ and it’s Floc Hog™ inline polymer introduction systems to keep up with the demand.
Floc Hogs are used with exisiting pumps and are placed as a part of the discharge hose. Inside of each Floc Hog is space for 40 lbs of water clarifing anionic polymer and a specilaized framework that creates agitation and mixing for the polymers to start the flocculation process. As the treated water flows through the hose the floculant continues to bind to dirt particles therby cleaning the water.
Based on the volume and turbidity levels required, multiple Floc Hogs were used in the same discharge line with the resulting treated water being either being directly released or processed through a settling tank or dispersion field.
Floc Hogs are easily transportable and include standard camlock fittings to make the connections to the hose. Based on needs, Floc Hogs can be used at each coupling or connected to each other (back to back) to create the required results. Floc Hogs are adaptable, scalable and easy to use with no other special equipment required.
One person can handle each unit and its setup as well as monitor the discharge for compliance. The best part of the system is how easy it is to adjust to get the best performance. Not enough floc at the discharge? Add more hose to the end. Water is not discharging clean enough? Add another Floc Hog inline or setup a dispersion field.
If space is a concern, the Floc Hogs can be stacked horizontially or vertically and take up no more room than the hose itself.
Prince construction treated over 100,000 gallons and was able to continue work on this important roadway project.