Some industries have a harder cleanup process than others. For instance, the poultry industry generates close to 1.5 million gallons of wastewater every single day.
Pollutants in the waste water produced by the poultry industry range from grit, fat, blood to meat, skin and feathers.
As we are aware, any wastewater must be treated to remove all pollutants, particles, and suspended solids before being discharged, to meet local, state and federal regulations. But in order to manage this staggering volume of waste water, the right tools are required.
Therefore, poultry farms have now started to use static mixers to effectively manage waste water. When static mixers are inserted into the waste treatment piping systems, they efficiently quicken up the cleanup process.
Komax static mixers are used by several industries all over the world for mixing and heat transfer between fluids and gases. Since 1973, Komax Systems Inc has maintained its industry standard in static mixers, steam heaters, starch cookers, and desuperheaters.
From mining to oil refineries to pharmaceuticals to food and beverages, the uses for static mixers are varied. Now poultry processors have also recognized the advantages of using a static mixer.
How static mixers help poultry processing
There are three basic steps in which waste water is treated before being discharged, and in every step static mixers are useful.
Static mixers help with coagulation by making the coagulant chemicals collide rapidly with the different types of suspended particles and solids. The charge that results from the collision neutralizes the particles to become a fluffy mass.
With static mixers, lengthy piping isn’t necessary anymore. With the help of static mixers, flocs are formed in pipes with less than 10 diameters. Depending on the chemicals involved, flocs will either sink or float.
The tertiary treatment process is also aided by static mixers. This part of the process involves effectively and thoroughly mixing disinfectants like sodium hypochlorite with the waste water before being discharged or reused.
With the use of static mixers, it becomes a whole lot easier for the poultry industry to manage he gallons of waste water generated every day. Because of this effective tool, the treated waste water can be reused for several purposes within the poultry itself, saving water and energy.
Komax static mixers are used worldwide for various industries, for treating waste water and reducing wastage and energy costs.