Some industries are taxed with the important work of ensuring that very toxic and aggressive chemicals are properly processed. Power plants are a great example of such an industry. Of the hundreds of power plants around the country, nearly half are slated for closure within the next five years or are being converted from coal firing to gas, etc. This creates a real environmental situation that can cost millions to clean up. But for the plants that are still operational, figuring out how to best deal with the aggressive chemicals being produced every day is critical.
Power plants generate many situations where working with aggressive chemicals is complex. A major source of waste water in many power plants come from the waste stream in the ion exchange used for demineralizing boiler water feed. This requires the addition of an acid in order for alkaline regeneration to happen before the water can be discharged from the plant. In some cases, the equipment can make a big difference. Some plants have to use a secondary “smoothing” tank process with propeller mixers in order to achieve the proper balance. These tend to be bulky and energy inefficient and the sludge buildup is difficult to clean. Fouling and maintenance tend to be high.
Partnering with an expert like Komax can make a big difference in the quality of equipment being used for aggressive chemicals. For example, our lined mixers are integrated with an additive disk or Teflon lined Injection Tee for in-line chemical addition. Teflon and Kynar lined mixtures are corrosion resistant and used for mixing concentrated acid and other chemicals. The mixing elements are 25% glass filled for added strength. Partner with Komax to enhance your safety and effectiveness when working with aggressive chemicals.