Static mixers are the leading piece of industry equipment no matter what the industry is. But they play a very critical role in the safety of our water supply in a variety of ways. In fact, one of the best ways to ensure a municipality’s clean water is to upgrade the way in which it is handled at the plant. Here are some key features.
Keeping water safe involves injecting certain chemicals and components, such as chlorine or soda ash at some point in the water line. The injection point thus becomes a critical place to ensure the process is smooth and efficient. A static mixer creates turbulence, which ensures the chemical that has just been introduced is rapidly mixed into the stream.
This is where having upgraded equipment can make a big difference. In a traditional mixer, the water and the chemical, after injection, is churned around by metal baffles – an often noisy and inconsistent process. With a Komax Triple Action Static Mixer, though, the process is far more sophisticated. Three types of mixing divide and redivide the stream, along with cross current mixing to prevent cavity deposits while counter-rotating vortices and back mixing eliminates the tunneling of older mixers.
Quality mixing also depends on timing. Society needs clean drinking water at record paces now, so mixing properly reduces the time required to ensure the chemicals are doing their thing. From the start of the injection process to the mixing that happens on through the end result that comes out of the tap, what is most important to the flow of our drinking water is a great static mixer!