Treatability Study are useful in the wastewater treatment process to help determine how wastewater might be properly managed, ensuring effective treatments are considered and/or implemented. These studies find out which contaminant need to be removed.

A wastewater treatability study is a study or test that tells us how the wastewater might be treated. If the study is done correctly, it will clearly identify the problem you’re seeing in your wastewater stream, helping us the proper treatment solutions are considered.

For wastewater, the treatability study should also factor in local discharge regulations and whether you release your waste to a local municipality or to the environment. For example, a plant that discharges to the local municipal sewer would need to meet guidelines outlined by that municipal facility to avoid violating permits for discharging into the sewer. Other facilities will have federal and state permits for discharging to a nearby waterway (called a watershed), and that would be to a local river, stream, lake, etc.

Once the treatability study is complete and the problem is identified, they can remove the contaminants successfully.