For Poultry Processors, Westfall’s High-Performance Static Mixers Save Space, Energy and Money

December 20, 2016

Operators of poultry processing plants, in both the US and Mexico, are now inserting Westfall’s Static Mixers into their waste treatment piping systems at 3 different stages of the clean up process.

Industrial plants like these generate flows of 1 million to 1.5 million gallons of wastewater every day of operation.

Pollutants range from meat, skin and feathers to fat, blood and grit. Before discharging this wastewater, plants must remove all suspended solids and particles in order to meet three levels of regulation: local, state and federal.

Westfall helps these companies comply by providing affordable, high-performance mixers for three critical treatment phases: Coagulation, Flocculation and Disinfection.

 Coagulation

Plate Static Mixer 2800 causes rapid, thorough collision of added coagulant chemicals with the many types of suspended solids and particles. The resulting charge neutralization causes the particles to floc within a short lay length.

Flocculation

Pipe Static Mixer 3050 replaces the need for lengthy serpentine piping in both retrofits and new construction. In less than 10 pipe diameters, added polymers are gently mixed to encourage the formation of increasingly larger flocs. Depending on the desired chemical interactions, the flocs will either float or sink for easy removal.

Disinfection

Plate Static Mixer 2800 is used as part of the tertiary treatment process. Its high-performance aperture effectively and thoroughly mixes selected disinfectants like sodium hypochlorite with the reclaimed wastewater prior to discharge or reuse.

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Bob Glanville, Westfall President, reports: “Our Static Mixers rely on CFD analysis to achieve optimal performance with less energy in a smaller space. They are ideal for both industrial and municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in regions that face the competing challenges of growing populations and budget restrictions.”