A: Installing baffles in a wastewater treatment pond, lagoon or tank, helps improve effluent quality by controlling circulation, reducing debris flow, and enhancing the efficiency of the treatment processes. Baffles reduce the total suspended solids (TSS), by increasing hydraulic retention time (HRT), and biological oxygen demand (BOD) in the water, ultimately leading to cleaner effluent.
A: Tension members and ballast chains are essential components. Tension members provide strength and stability, ensuring that the baffles maintain their shape and position, while ballast chains help anchor the baffles to the bottom of the treatment area, keeping them in place even in areas with high water flow or current.
A: Yes, our baffles are designed to withstand a range of temperatures and weather conditions, making them suitable for use in colder climates like Minnesota and Canada. Our high-quality materials and construction ensure durability and effectiveness in various environments.
A: The size and type needed for your treatment area will depend on factors such as the area and configuration of your basin, the amount of water or wastewater flow, and the specific quality issues you’re facing. Our knowledgeable team at IEC can help you assess your needs and recommend the most suitable water or wastewater baffle options for your situation.
A: Baffles help settle solids and sediment from the water and control turbidity within the treatment area.
A: Absolutely! Our baffles are designed to be versatile and can be used in various applications, including reservoirs and other large-scale water treatment areas. Our custom sizing and construction options ensure that our baffles can meet the unique requirements of your specific project.
A: At IEC, we use a variety of high-quality materials in the construction of our baffles. Most commonly used are raw materials such as stainless steel, XR-5, and HDPE, all suitable for potable water scenarios requiring NSF / ANSI 61. The specific material used depends on the type of water, the baffles intended application, baffle length and depth.
A: Regular maintenance is generally not needed. The materials used are UV resistant for longevity and long-term effectiveness.
A: Yes, we offer custom sizing options for all of our baffles to ensure that they perfectly fit your treatment area and meet your specific needs. Simply contact IEC with your requirements, and we will be happy to provide a quote for a custom-sized water baffle.