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Polymer Feed Systems. polymerplus series

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Polymer feed systems are designed to blend liquid or dry polymers for a wide range of wastewater treatment applications. Polymer feed systems are used for the liquid polymer activation by stripping the oil off the polymer molecule and exposing the polymer to water. Acting as magnets, polymers absorb the water, unwinds, and extends when the polymer is exposed to water. Activated polymers attract suspended particles, forming larger solids that can be more easily de-watered or settled.
Polymer feed systems for dry polymer activation incorporates a high-efficiency Teflon eductor that generates high conveying airflow and assures thorough dispersion and wetting of each individual particle of the polymer. This results in faster hydration and minimizes the required aging time for maximum polymer activation.

Polymer Feed Systems are used for the following wastewater treatment applications:

  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Water Clarification
  • Water Reuse
  • Water Recycle
  • Oil and Grease Removal
  • Emulsion Breaking
  • Paint Detackification
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Dissolved Air Flotation

Burt Process Equipment manufactures the PolymerPlus Activation System, a robust solution for businesses that require high-performance polymer feed systems. The PolymerPlus blends polymers using a patented, motorless, high energy activation chamber. This polymer blending system works by activating polymer as it passes through the high turbulence that’s generated by the patented orifice. The orifice automatically opens with the 10-PSI feed, and it compensates for flow changes. System components of this polymer feed system are constructed from corrosion-resistant thermoplastics and welded stainless steel. Among polymer mixing systems, the Burt Process PolymerPlus offers state-of-the-art engineering and highly effective design.

Learn about the different PolymerPlus models, which are available for dry polymer blending and liquid polymer blending. Available options include on/off auto with relay, low polymer switch, custom control panel, and run remote indication. Choose the one that best fits your requirements. Find out how three Burt Process polymer activation systems helped the city of West Haven, CT enhance efficiency, and promote operator safety in their wastewater treatment plant.

  • Feeds all types of liquid polymer
  • Designed to feed all rates
  • 100-D polymer blending activates all types of polymers
  • BPE patented motorless, high energy, activation chamber
  • Liquid Blending of Polymers System
  • Designed low polymer feed applications
  • Dry polymer blending system
  • High energy conductor
  • Specifically for polymer service
  • Dry polymer feed system
  • Prevents problems w/ other Activated Dry PolymerPlus Feed Systems

The PolymerPlus PC liquid polymer feed system, designed with modular stainless steel components, handles a multitude of feed rates and all types of liquid polymer. It activates polymer through its motorless activation chamber, using a progressive cavity polymer feed pump. It features a self-cleaning sight tube and a water flow switch. The power consumption for the Polymer Plus PC model is less than 1,000 watts.

Our PolymerPlus 100-D polymer feed system feeds a wide variety of liquid polymer at various feed rates. Designed for mid-range dewatering applications, this system uses a solenoid-operated diaphragm metering pump. The liquid polymer blending system works with potable or filtered process dilution water at 30 to 100 psi. Features include a motorless, high energy, patented activation chamber, self-cleaning sight tube, water flow switch, and accessible external injection valve. Power consumption is less than 200 watts.

For low polymer feed rates, we offer the PolymerPlus 100-PS liquid polymer feeder systems. With less than 200 watts of energy consumption, it features a peristaltic type metering pump that is self-priming and can be run dry. The self-cleaning sight tube lets the operator monitor system operation. It activates polymer with its high energy, motorless activation chamber and includes a water flow switch.

The 100-S dry polymer blending system can be used to feed polymers at various feed rates. It uses a progressing cavity-type metering pump and activates the polymer with a patented, motorless, high energy activation chamber. The high energy Polyductor suctions, disperses and hydrates the polymer, resulting in faster hydration and finer dispersions. Dilution water rinses interior walls to prevent build-up, and the self-cleaning sight tube allows process monitoring.

With the 100-DS dry polymer feed system, the disc feeder feeds polymers, and the disc is vacuumed by the Polyductor’s suction airflow, minimizing polymer build-up for consistent flow. It is specially engineered to prevent common problems with dry polymer systems and it’s compact, quiet, and reliable. Features include stainless steel construction and polymer level monitoring. The 100-DS is designed as a modular system, which can be used with existing tanks. This dry polymer feed system is easy to use and maintain.

The Ideal Polymer Feed System

The Polymer Feed System exposes the polymer to maximum activation energy only once for the shortest amount of time and at the earliest point of hydration.

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Features of the Polymer Feed System for Liquid Polymers:

  • High Energy Hydro-Dynamic Motorless Polymer Activation. Our Motorless Hydro-Dynamic Activation system operates as a low-pressure homogenizer. The polymer is activated as it passes through the annular nozzle orifice. The pressure drop across the nozzle is only 10 psi. This accelerates the solution to a velocity of about 40 ft/sec. This very high turbulence generated at the orifice is what activates the polymer.
  • Self Compensates for Flow Fluctuations. The polymer activation chamber self compensates for flow fluctuations. It assures that the polymer activation energy levels remain constant.
  • Dual-Stage Systems combine our patented hydro-dynamic activation system with the more traditional hydro-mechanical, motor operated system.
  • Self Cleaning Sight Tube. The activated polymer solution flows through a self-cleaning sight tube before it exits the feeder. The solution flow ensures that the patented cleaning assembly operates continuously. The sight tube allows the operator to see that the feeder is operating properly.
  • Activates all types of Liquid Polymer at feed rates from 0.01 to 576 GPD.
  • Metering pump options include Solenoid Diaphragm, Peristaltic & Progressing Cavity type pump.
  • Simple by Design & Easy to Operate & Maintain.

Features of the Polymer Feed System for Dry Polymers:

  • System Design typically requires 1-2 tanks. One for batching and one for aging to insure proper mixing for optimum performance.
  • Dry Polymer activation requires a system that is capable of effectively dispersing polymer prior to hydration and effectively wet each individual particle of the polymer.
  • The PolymerPlus Dry Polymer system incorporates a high-efficiency eductor engineered especially for difficult to handle material, such as a dry polymer. It generates high conveying airflow. The design transport velocity is 3000 ft./min. The tube is made of Teflon to prevent polymer sticking. The Teflon is translucent for quick visual inspection.
  • Auger Feed System. To prevent polymer build-up, the Polyductor suction airflow vacuums the material being fed. Variable speed gear motor controls the feed rate (up to 300lbs / hour). Dry Polymer Auger Feeder assembly is a modular system. Hopper screen/vibrator assures consistent polymer flow. Dehumidifying air heater provides low humidity air to the feeder discharge.
  • Disc Feed System. Dry Polymer Disc Feeder prevents problems associated with other dry polymer feeders. Dry Polymer Disc Feed System uses a rotating disc feeder to precisely meter the amount of polymer needed per batch. The polymer flows (up to 4800 GPH) from the hopper, through a screen onto the rotating disc. The polymer feed rate (up to 200 lbs/hour) can be modified due to adjustable disc speed. Dry Polymer Disc Feed System uses a Polyductor (high energy eductor). The Polyductor suctions, disperses, and hydrates the polymer. The suction airflow causes the polymer to enter the Polyductor wetting section with a very high velocity. This results in a finer dispersion and faster hydration. The dilution water continuously rinses the interior walls to prevent build-up.