Some industries regularly work with sludge as a part of the manufacturing process, either as an entry point into the mixing process. Consumers may be very surprised to discover that working with sludge is an essential part of many of their favorite products from condiments to biofuels deal with a sludge process. But working with sludge creates serious issues for the manufacturer. In these instances, having the proper static mixer is important for products that are extremely heavy and prone to clogging.
The optimal conditions for mixing include rounded mixing edges and minimal pressure drop to eliminate the possibility of clogging. Fortunately, Komax specializes in equipment that can handle high profile mixtures and sludge. Our Hi-Pass Sludge Mixer is perfect for heavy mixtures requiring mixing and polymer distribution. Its fixed projections within the pipe redirect flow and utilize mixing element placement to create slight angles that resist buildup, even for the most fibrous of materials. The mixing process also leads to a sort of self-cleaning environment – the reversal of flow means higher mixing effectiveness, even for solid materials up to ½ the diameter of the pipe to pass unobstructed.
Not only is mixing better synthesized, but the introduction of polymers into the flow becomes a more uniform process. This is especially critical for those mixtures that require high levels of precision – like coloring processes. Mistakes in the mixing process can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in wasted batch product. Between the mixer and injector, maximum efficiency is established, even leading to, in some cases, 25% less polymer to get the job done – an especially welcome outcome for those productions ending with cake formation.
Why compromise when you don’t have to? With performance comparable to or superior to other mixers, reduced waste and higher energy efficiency, sludge doesn’t have to be overwhelming with a Komax Hi-Pass Static Mixer.