Polymer in solutions is very viscous and resistant to flow. It is used as a flocculant for solids separation processes. Because of the consistency and the mixing with sludge flows, polymer solutions require a static mixer that can handle non-fouling and non-clogging. The Komax Hi-Pass Static Mixer design achieves more than 25% in polymer savings. The savings are imperative as effectively mixing polymer solution into sludge flows prior to the dewatering process.
There are several reasons why the Komax design is more effective than traditional models. The Hi-Pass Static Mixer is extremely resistant to fouling and clogging. The engineers set the edges with a smooth radius to prevent high fouling. The basis is on a set of right rotation components that is then followed by a set of left rotation components set at 90 degrees from each other.
Municipal sludges often include solid and fibrous materials of ample quantities. These types will accumulate and cause fouling and plugging conditions in traditional static mixers. The Hi-Pass design eliminates this problem.
The Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer not only can perform pressure-sensitive applications, but it does so efficiently and effectively. The mixer can handle municipal sludges that contain up to 5% of solids. It can also pass individual solid items with a minimum diameter of up to 25% that of the mixer.
The Komax mixer prevents stapling of stringy materials in the flow and has a comparatively lower pressure drop.
The design of the injector manifold with the mixer presents the diluted polymer solution to the sludge flow. This process provides for the best possible efficiency. The mixer achieves better dispersion of the small amount of solution through the sludge mixing elements.
The Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer reduces polymer consumption and costs and also will produce dryer cake solids in the dewatering process. The mixer is particularly suited for use on the feed line to devices such as belt fiber presses, gravity belt thickeners, plate filter presses, centrifuges, and pressure or vacuum filters.
The Hi-Pass mixing elements have given the sludge static mixer great results in applications, the engineers have added it to other products where high fouling can occur and large debris needs to pass through. The Open Channel Mixer and the Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger are two pieces of equipment that have the Hi-Pass Mixing elements built-in.
If your municipality needs a solution with mixing or direct injection steam technologies, Komax can help. They create world-class solutions that take real problems into consideration when creating technological advances. When you need a customized solution, that will not only improve productivity, energy savings while being cost-effective the Komax engineers will support you.