What is a Water Baffle

Water Baffles for Water Pollution

Water BaffleQuestion about what is a water baffle. Can you tell me what a water baffle is and how it affects waste water BOD?

Answer: Thank you for contacting Granite Environmental. I'd be happy to tell you more about our water baffles. A water baffle is used to control sediment in bodies of water and acts as sort of a filter.

The system essentially works by slowing down the flow of water, allowing sediment and other materials to have increased time to settle and filter.

Design of a Water Baffle

Learning the typical design of a water baffle can help explain what a water baffle is and how it can be used. The water baffle will usually include the following components:

  • Top Flotation Device (round, marine grade)
  • Reliable Fabric (includes elvaloy, PVC, urethane and more)
  • Tension Cable
  • Bottom Skirt with Ballast Chain
  • SS Shore Cable and End Plats connected to Anchor Posts

Specifications for each of these components will vary depending on the type of material you are trying to contain, the water location where they will be used, and various other conditions in your location.

How to Influence TSS and BOD

water bafflesThese baffles are often used in Industrial and Municipal waster water treatment (WWTP) process plants to control the waste water stream to achieve improved BOD, lower TSS and thermal control exchange in the water treatment plants.

Our flow control baffles extend treatment times and improve overall water quality.

Simply placing our engineered flow control baffle in the treatment ponds allows the flow to be controlled and the entire pond area to be used. This results in better BOD and TSS levels and ensures plants stay within their permit limits and avoid costly shutdowns.

Learn more about what is a water baffle and how its used

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