TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS
What are Total Suspended Solids?
Total Suspended Solids or TSS , simply put, are particles larger than 2 microns that are suspended in a body of water. The solids can range from inorganic material such as silt and sand to organic material like plankton and algae. If left untreated, TSS can collect at the bottom of water body creating sediment like grit.
How Can Total Suspended Solids Affect You?
A higher than normal quantity of TSS can occur for many reasons. Most wastewater bodies will contain some amount of TSS however the solids may vary depending on the site they are located within, For example abattoirs are known for having a high TSS rate.
How We Can Help
EPA states that if an effluent water contains equal to or more than 15 mg/l then regulation is breached. To avoid fines accompanied with this limit our Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) range can reduce TSS rates up to 98%. Additionally for smaller quantities of TSS, Watermark Projects can supply pre screens and other wastewater management products.
To speak to us more about how we can help reduce your COD, TSS or FOG please contact us.