Potassium Permanganate Application: Water Treatment, Zebra Mussel Treatment, Filtration
Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4) is not a great disinfectant, however, it is a highly reactive oxidizer suitable for a wide variety of inorganic and organic substances found in water treatment. While it is primarily used in control and removal applications (taste, odour, iron and manganese), it can also be useful in the prevention of trihalomethanes (THM's) and disinfection by-products (DBP's). By using permanganate early in the treatment train, the chlorination point can be moved further downstream, reducing the formation of DBP's.
Metcon Solution Metcon can provide a complete metering and control solution for the makeup and dosing of potassium permanganate. The chemical is supplied in dry form and is generated on-site with a packaged permanganate makeup system. Our systems range from manual batch preparation to fully automated stations that efficiently transfer the dry chemical to a storage and makeup station.
Metcon can also provide analyzers and controllers to help maintain proper dosing of permanganate, as over dosing of the chemical can result in undesired pink water.