Floating baffles are used in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants to improve water quality. Many XR® Geomembranes products are designed to match your floating baffle system.
Choose the Right Geomembrane for Your Floating Baffle System
Need help selecting the right geomembrane for your floating baffle system? XR-5® Geomembranes are used for the principal construction material in floating diversion baffles. These floating baffles are used to upgrade wastewater treatment facilities by preventing short-circuiting, thus increasing hydraulic retention time and plant capacity.
XR-3® PW baffles are widely used in raw and finished water tanks at water treatment plants. The 8130 XR®-PW is NSF 61 approved for contact with potable water. Utilizing the tough polyester base fabric, the XR-PW has the highest tensile strength of any potable water baffle material. These membranes retain their flexibility and perform better than any other membrane in the world.
Geomembranes Engineered for the Toughest Applications & Environments
XR® Geomembranes set the industry standard for geomembrane strength, durability, and performance, and our liners are engineered for the toughest applications and environments—especially floating baffles. In the case of water and wastewater treatment facilities, floating baffle systems are used for the following reasons:
- Increase chlorine contact time
- Settling and hydraulic retention time
- Increase the overall capacity of the facility
A floating baffle system consists of reinforced geomembrane curtains draping down to the bottom of the pond (or tank) from floating polyfoam tubes wrapped in the same material. The geomembrane acts like a barrier, preventing short-circuiting and diverting liquid for a longer time in a pond.