Chitosan Sediment Control Material

Chitosan Sediment Control Material

ChitoVan™ Chitosan lactate (from waste crab and shrimp shells) is a biopolymer that removes suspended sediment and other contaminants from water.

ChitoVan™ chitosan is a high industrial grade natural polymer suitable for water clarification, metals adsorption, oil and grease emulsification, seed coatings, food waste binding, etc. It is common to use ChitoVan™ Chitosan for turbid construction and industrial water treatment to protect our environment from harmful pollutants.

Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide that is extracted from recycled crab and shrimp shells left over from seafood processing. The parent biopolymer of chitosan is the second most abundant polymer on earth, next to cellulose, and is known as chitin. Chitosan is a naturally occurring product of the chitin degradation process.


There are many site-specific details to be considered when choosing the correct treatment technology for a particular project. Typically, the most important factors include the water treatment budget, system efficiency needs and regulatory requirements.

The Passive Treatment System Kit contains ChitoVan™, Chitosan Technology, which naturally coagulates small suspended sediment particles resulting in fast settling and clean water to a bio filtration area, settling pond, settling tank, or dewatering bag for best results.

Construction stormwater treatment with ChitoVan™ has never been easier. Simply anchor the ChitoVan™ LC cartridge in flowing dirty water and it will convert to a slow-dissolving gel. As it dissolves, it automatically treats the water causing sediment particles to coagulate. After coagulation, the sediment can be allowed to gravity settle or be filtered in a variety of ways.

Construction Applications:

  • Stormwater Run-off
  • Ground Water
  • Dewatering
  • Dredge Water

Industrial Water Applications:

  • Urban and Industrial Stormwater Run-off
  • Process Water
  • Mining
  • Dredging
  • Agriculture
  • Greywater
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Organic Wastes

Available as:

Part #CART – Chitosan Acetate Residual Test Kit
Part #CLRT – Chitosan Lactate Residual Test Kit
Part #B571 – ChitoVan LC Cartridge – 1 lb each, Black, 4/ctn
Part #B572 – ChitoVan LC Cartridge – 2 lbs each, Black, 4/ctn
Part #G571 – ChitoVan LC Cartridge – 1 lb each, Green, 4/ctn
Part #G572 – ChitoVan LC Cartridge – 2 lbs each, Green, 4/ctn
Part #PTS Kit – Semi-Passive Treatment System
Part #CCLF55 – ChitoVan Chitosan Lactate Flake, 55lb bag
Part #CCA55 – ChitoVan Chitosan Acetate, 5usg pail, 55usg drum, 275usg tote