Clearwater Industries offers free process water testing.  We perform comprehensive jar testing using a wide array of flocculants and coagulants to isolate the top-performing clarifying chemistry for any application.  We then provide a private video link that allows our clients to see the liquid/solid separation in real-time.  With this information, our team can provide actionable information regarding chemistry dosing, settling velocity, and equipment sizing.

Sample Requirements:

Preferred Method:

Two 5 gallon buckets of representative liquid slurry. If chemistry is being used, please omit current treatments for 1 hour prior to sample collection.

If slurry is not available:

Two 5 gallon buckets of representative water and (1) 5-gallon bucket of representative process solids (raw feed).


Two 5 gallon buckets of process representative solids. (Clearwater will make the slurry with Milwaukee tap water)

Packaging Instructions:

  1. Divide 10 gallons of the slurry sample into (2) 5-gallon buckets.
  2. Buckets should be free of any leaks.
  3. Secure the lid of the buckets with duct tape.

Labeling Instructions:

  1. Company Name
  2. Site or Project Reference
  3. Date
  4. Contact name and phone number
water samples

Shipping Address:

Clearwater Industries, Inc.
Attn: Lab
9446 North 107th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224

Precipitation, Softening, Heavy Metal Removal

Clearwater Industries has experience with the precipitation of heavy metals.  In this process, the pH of the water is adjusted to create an environment where dissolved solids are more likely to solidify to the point they can be settled.  Once they are in this form, we can use our flocculation and sedimentation processes to remove them from the water.