Magnetite is the favored magnetic ballast because:
• Low cost
• Non-toxic
• Strongly ferromagnetic
• Fully oxidized (will not rust in water)
• Readily available
• High specific gravity (5.3)

"By far the simplest, and most cost effective system I have seen."

D. Philbrook, P.E.
President, STF Inc.

  • ​Phosphorus (P) effluent as low as 0.05 mg/l*
  • ​Increased Settling of activated sludge MLSS ​by 67% - 786%**

Apex Water Treatments

  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Algae removal
  • ​​Metal removals
  • Water reuse
  • Recycling
  • CSO
  • ​​SSO
 MSS has the following three elements:
• Flocculation
• Magnetic separation
• Magnetic ballast cleaning

Apex Water Treatments

introduces the High Speed Magnetic Clarifier with MSS.​

"...a disruptive and differentiated technology."

Major International Water Treatment Co.

"A silver bullet for the metal finishing industry to make water treatment affordable."

M. Florczykowski

Apex Water Treatments

can solve your water treatment problems.

"High Speed Magnetic Clarification was our lowest cost option to meet metal discharge limits."

L. Wilde
Plant Manager, Metro Circuits

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​What Is MSS?
Magnetic Seeding and Separation (MSS) is a high speed magnetic clarification system that removes suspended solids from water.  With ballast clarification, fine particles are attached to a heavy material such as sand with a flocculating polymer.  This makes the particles heavier and therefore they settle quicker in water.  The quicker the particle settles the smaller the clarification equipment.
MSS replaces sand ballast with a material that is ferromagnetic (meaning the material can be made magnetic and/or interacts strongly with a magnet).  The most cost effective material, which exhibits a strong attraction to a magnet, is magnetite.

(* Request Phosphorus white papers)
(** Request Clarification Enhancement white papers)

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High Speed Magnetic Clarification is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including: