EarthTec is an EPA
registered algaecide/bactericide that is NSF-certified
to ANSI Standard 60 for drinking water. EarthTec’s
unique liquid formulation is proven effective at
reducing TOC, taste and odor compounds and algae prior
to entering the WTP. The result is better water quality
entering the plant and more importantly, a significant
reduction in chemical usage(chlorine, ozone, carbon,
permanganate, coagulant). For this reason most plants
who use EarthTec are able to produce higher quality
water for significantly less money.
EarthTec has also shown to be one of the most
economical solutions for removing taste and odor
compounds such as geosmin. When a plant is going through
a taste and odor episode, the public outcry and cost can
be overwhelming. EarthTec removal efficiencies typically
range from 80-99%. This is usually enough to eliminate
complaints for under $20/mgd.
- Reduces TOCs, both particulate and dissolved
- Removes taste and odor compounds, geosmin/MIB
from the water
- Eliminate algae
- Lowers THM and HAA levels
- Reduces need for other chemicals- ozone, carbon,
- Creates no known carcinogenic disinfection
- Zebra Mussel Prevention-
RAW WATER INTAKES
EarthTec has been applied successfully in raw water
intakes for 20+ years. By pretreating right at the
intake EarthTec is able to significantly improve the
water quality entering the plant. Algae is completely
removed. TOC is reduced by 20-50%. Taste and odor
compounds like geosmin are removed by 50-99%.
EarthTec® is the perfect choice for reservoirs as it
is a demand based product and stays in solution
indefinitely until it reacts with organics or algae.
This means 100% of our product is utilized with no
EarthTec® is self dispersing and will not
settle or precipitate out. It requires no mixing so it
can be applied from the banks or in a boat. It is also
not harmful to humans, animals or fish when used as
EarthTec® is a highly soluble, low pH
algicide/bactericide* containing a high concentration of
biologically active cupric ions (Cu++). Conventional
methods involve treating for algae after a bloom occurs,
resulting in the need for high treatment levels and
damage to non-target species. EarthTec® allows long term
control and will prevent blooms from reoccurring without
buildup of copper on the bottom.
cost of EarthTec is usually around $15-20/mgd. The
reduction in more expensive chemicals many times offsets
the cost of EarthTec while allowing you to produce a
better quality water. With EarthTec you will reduce
chlorine and other oxidants used to reduce organics.
This allows you to produce fewer disinfection by
products. During taste and odor events EarthTec can save
you thousands of dollars compared to carbon,
permanganate, ozone and UV/oxidation.
Contact us today to set up a trial and discover why
hundreds of customers have made the switch.