DTC is an abbreviation for Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate and Potassium Dimethyldithiocarbamate. DTC was developed by the Union Carbide Company as a pesticide and fungicide, after WWII. In the 1970’s DTC began being used as a processing agent in the rubber vulcanizing process and was also found to be an extremely effective reducing and precipitating agent for the treatment and removal of heavy metal ions from industrial wastewater. It is added to industrial wastewater pretreatment systems during the neutralization and precipitation process.
Problems occur when too much DTC is added – and water testing can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. DTC Test Kits solve these problems for WWT operators and EPA technicians.