When it comes to mixing chemicals, you simply can’t do without a static mixer. This is particularly when such mixed chemicals need to be divided into large and small flow rates for waste water and water treatment procedures.
The ozone mixer is one such recent advancement in the sphere of static mixers and comes with a unique ozone injector that’s porous.
This marks a distinct change from the high- speed, powerful mechanical mixers that churn the ozone in a very limited space of the water stream using a smaller diameter propeller. Moreover, in higher flow rates, multiple high-speed mixers need to be installed to adequately distribute the ozone bubbles.
On the contrary, just one ozone mixer of the low-pressure drop kind is needed to reduce the power requirement by 95%. It also offers about 50 – 100 times longer contacting or mixing time.
Moreover, the ozone’s sidewall short circuiting and pipe line bottom are also eliminated totally. You also don’t need to replace and seals or bearings in the next 20 years. Thus, your maintenance costs too, are lowered.
A 20-micron injector for porous gas generates micro size ozone bubbles. The injector that’s removable is duly integrated with the first mixing element’s leading edge.
The injector generates a huge amount of ozone bubbles instantly and connects them with the full flow. The ozone mixer has certain mixing elements that ensure full radial and wall-to-wall distribution of these ozone bubbles.
As compared to conventional venturi injectors, the ozone mixer improves the efficiency of the mass transfer greatly. The bubbles get reduced to much smaller sizes, moving from the left to the right.
This results in a much higher transfer of the ozone mass as compared to a venturi. The ozone mixer comprises a series of geometric mixing elements that are fixed inside a pipe. The pipe uses the flow stream’s energy to mix two or more gases and fluids.
The velocity of the ozone mixer’s target water is 5-10 ft/sec, which is just right for bubble shearing. This is because high water velocity can lead to a higher drop in pressure which hinders the efficiency of mass transfer.
The greatest advantage of an ozone mixer, moreover, is that it doesn’t have any mobile parts and this cuts out maintenance of any kind. Hence, lower operating and zero maintenance costs.