The CoMag® System improves chemical flocculation treatment in wastewater and drinking water applications by using magnetite (a readily available, fully inert iron ore) to ballast conventional chemical floc, resulting in rapid and reliable settling and clarification. The CoMag System settles floc up to 30 times faster than conventional treatments, enabling plants to increase capacity and clarifier performance. It also helps meet tighter regulations within existing tankage and smaller treatment volumes than alternative technologies, allowing facilities to reduce plant investment costs for upgrades. The CoMag System delivers superior particulate contaminant removal for multiple applications and reliable process stability during shock load events. Additionally, the technology is sustainable because magnetite ballast is continuously recovered for reuse in the system.