Commonly supplied as potassium (KMNO4) or sodium permanganate (NaMnO4), the chemical 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.
Special design considerations include providing proper personal protective equipment, eye wash stations, and a safe chemical metering system. It is toxic and irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
Metcon Product Recommendation
For safe, reliable, and accurate handling and metering of the chemical, Metcon recommends a complete dry chemical makeup system for preparation and liquid chemical metering system for injection. A typical system includes:
1. Storage & Handling
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