Benefits / Features of P6 PolyMix™
- POLYMER Savings: Our ActiMixTM process provides thorough and complete mixing and activation of the long chain polymers with the suspended solids. This enables the long chain polymers to remain unbroken and stretched out for maximum contact with the suspended solids. Less polymer is required due to its having been stretched out and remaining unbroken.
- PERCENT Solids Increase: Additional to polymer savings, the P6 PolyMix™ system has shown an increase in drier cake solids of 20 – 50%. The longer unbroken polymer/solids floc is easier to dewater, increases solids capture thus reducing solids filtrate pass through. Additionally, the unbroken polymer/solids floc reduces blinding of the belt with shorter broken polymer/solids chains created with high shear mixing.
- PRESSURE Reduced: Traditional high pressure mixing valves used for binding the polymer with the sludge increase back pressure to the feed pump. The removal of the traditional method of blending the sludge with the polymer and relocating the injection point to the front of the P6 feed pump’s suction allows the P6 PolyMix™ system to operate at a significantly reduced pressure.
- POWER consumption reduced: The decrease in pressure at the pump can results in a 25 – 50% reduction in installed motor horsepower over conventional high shear methods of sludge dewatering.
- PARTS and Maintenance Eliminated: The unique characteristics of the Boundary Layer Viscous Drag (BL-VD) P6 PolyMix™ pump reduces to completely eliminates pump maintenance and repair. Our P6 PolyMix™ process uses the industry leading BL-VD pump on the market, Discflo Pumps, for the heart of our pump, mixing, sludge/polymer conditioning process. These pumps have a proven history or requiring little to zero maintenance.
- The PUMP does all the mixing: Because the P6 PolyMix™ system is a complete solution to sludge feed for dewatering applications, no additional blending or mixing is required. You do not need a post feed pumping high pressure mixer valve nor do you need to provide an expensive and space hogging mixing tank or floc tank ahead of the dewatering equipment. All mixing takes place inside of the pump.