FAQ

Why should we choose EC for our water treatment project?

Electrocoagulation has three main advantages over other treatment methods:

-First, EC effectively removes complex organic compounds, heavy metals, suspended and colloidal solids, fats, just about anything you may need removed.

-Second, beyond its simple efficacy, EC eliminates the need for chemicals to process wastewater making water treatment more sustainable, simpler to accomplish, and cheaper.

-Third, EC produces 30-70% less sludge--the waste product of all water treatment processes--than other method swhich drastically reduces costs to the user and harm to the environment.

Other than these three main advantages, Avivid’s TurboCoag system is scalable, very competitive in terms of pricing, highly modular in order to fulfill your project’s needs, and significantly reduces the quantity of necessary labor with its unique design. EC is definitely worth your consideration.

 


What makes TurboCoag better than other EC units on the market?

One major issue has plagued electrocoagulation technology and limited its deployment: electrode, or anode, passivation has made EC units prone to clog, jam up, cease functioning altogether, or simply require an untenable quantity of labor and cleaning. With our patented self-cleaning rotational design, we are the only company in the industry to have invented and successfully deployed a solution to passivation and sludge buildup. This solution represents a major breakthrough in water cleaning technology and has unlocked the power of electrocoagulation.

 


Why has electrocoagulation not been as popular for water treatment as other methods (e.g. reverse osmosis, evaporation ponds, chemical treatment, etc.)?

The amount of labor required to operate and maintain other EC units—due to the problems of electrode passivation and flocculant build-up—has, in the past, made EC too labor intensive for most industrial processes. Though reverse osmosis, evaporation ponds, and chemical treatment are, to various degrees, extremely energy- or capital-intensive, their reliability when compared to older EC units was indispensable. However, with TurboCoag™, electrocoagulation has become reliable, sustainable, effective, and very affordable.

 


Is TurboCoag (or other EC tech) an ideal solution for any clean-water problem?

No. Avivid formulates a unique water-treatment plan for each water-source based on its contents. It’s possible—but very unlikely! —that our model is unable to treat water with especially unusual makeup. If you want to know whether your water is a candidate for TurboCoag™, send us a sample to test and we’ll respond promptly.

 


Is Avivid’s model portable?

Avivid’s EC units are portable and scalable. They can be set up in trailers neighboring a temporary worksite, on an outdoor foundation, or in a larger permanent plant.

 


How much maintenance is required for TurboCoag’s operation?

Very little. Approximately once every thirty days our EC unit requires an exhausted anode to be replaced. Our system is designed to make that quick and easy.

 


Does TurboCoag™ need to be cleaned?

TurboCoag™ is unique among its competitors. It is the only self-cleaning EC unit on the market. Its patented rotational design ensures the floc is kept in suspension until the treated water is sent to a holding tank, the clean water is then decanted, and the sludge removed.

 


How does TurboCoag™ deal with a potential disparity between the flow rate of the water coming into the system, and the water’s flow rate out of the system?

TurboCoag™ has no requirements for water flow. The flow rate of the water inside the reactor is totally independent of the water flow outside. This guarantees that sludge buildup is prevented on the inside of the reactor and minimizes maintenance requirements.

 


How convenient is TurboCoag™ for remote projects or projects without a large labor force?

Very convenient! After install, TurboCoag™ only requires maintenance every 30-60 days depending on the dose required to treat contaminated water. Regular replacement of sacrificial anodes are easy to do and don’t require skilled laborers.

 


How does Avivid charge for its services?

In most cases, Avivid charges per-thousand-gallons treated and for construction and other associated costs. Avivid’s service contract is flexible, allowing for customizable project financingin collaboration with customers to ensure a mutually beneficial treatment plan.

 


Does Avivid license its technology?

Avivid does license its technology! If you’re interested in attaining a license to use TurboCoag™ for your project, send us an email at info@avividwater.com

 


How do I determine the suitability of TurboCoag™ for my project?

Contact us! You can either send a message to info@avividwater.com, or you can call and leave a voicemail at 1 (303) 776-7000.