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Sulfur Chemistries - Water Treatment


Wastewater Testing

The Importance of Water Treatment

Water treatment is an ever-changing and increasingly important topic for facilities using and disposing of water. Hydrite employs a consultative, problem-solving approach to helping customers reduce their overall cost to treat wastewater through optimized chemistry. Regardless of the industry you're in, taking a proactive approach to water treatment is critical to your facility's operational success and ties closely to your larger sustainability goals.


Permitted Effluent Compliance

Environmental agencies set regulations and standards around effluent discharge into the environment, typically water bodies like rivers, lakes, or oceans. Facilities must undergo regular monitoring and reporting of water quality, considering pollutants like:

  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD): Oxygen consumed by bacteria and other microorganisms while they decompose organic matter under aerobic conditions at a certain temperature.
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS): Fine particles dispersed in water (sometimes called suspended sediment).
  • pH: An abbreviation for “potential of hydrogen” referring to the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
  • Phosphorus (P): Made up of fertilizers, manure, and other organic waste, phosphorus in excess can decrease oxygen in a body of water, triggering other negative outcomes.
  • Nitrogen (N): Like phosphorus, nitrogen in excess can contribute to adverse health and ecological effects.
  • Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG): Common in food processing plants or industrial facilities, FOG can solidify causing costly blockages and other environmental problems.


Polluted Wastewater Consequences


Sulfur Processes in Wastewater TreatmentCompliance with permitted effluent standards is important to protect fragile ecosystems and public health, especially as sustainability increasingly takes a central role in political and public arenas. Companies who don’t meet standards face fines, penalties, and other legal action. Sulfur can be a critical part of a facility’s toolkit supporting a compliant water treatment program aiding in processes like dechlorination, reducing pollutants like heavy metals and oxidized contaminants, odor control, and pH adjustment.

Water Treatment Sulfur Products

Hydrite employs a consultative, problem-solving approach to helping customers reduce their overall cost to treat wastewater through optimized chemistry.  Our water treatment team helps maintain permitted effluent compliance by offering a broad product line including a variety of sulfur derivatives that are effective in the treatment of wastewater.



  • Remove excess chlorine
  • Dechlorination agent
  • Cyanide neutralization 


  • Liquid oxygen scavenger for removal of oxygen from waters used for heating, cooling, drilling or water floods.
  • To eliminate the dissolved oxygen in wastewater and in pipes
  • Cyanide neutralization 
  • Effective dechlorination agent for wastewater plants



  • High performance chlorine scavenger in high pH systems
  • Remove excess chlorine
  • Dechlorination agent



  • Chrome reduction
  • Cyanide neutralization 


Neutral Bisulfite

  • Remove excess chlorine
  • Dechlorination agent
  • Cyanide neutralization 


  • Remove excess chlorine
  • Dechlorination agent
  • Cyanide neutralization 


The Complete Solution

Beyond sulfur in wastewater, Hydrite takes a comprehensive look at a facility’s water treatment plan. This includes other high-performing products like specialty-inhibited propylene glycol and peracetic acid (PAA), as well as expertise in:

With a commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship, Hydrite is a trusted partner for water treatment solutions that deliver results. Working closely with our customers, we identify challenges, implement cost-effective solutions, and provide ongoing support to optimize system performance and ensure regulatory compliance.

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Stay Compliant with Sulfur

Connect with the water team to discuss how sulfur can fit into your wastewater treatment toolkit.

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