Effective solid-liquid separation processes such as clarification and thickening require accurate flocculation.
Poor flocculation results in an overflow of suspended solids which in turn will have a negative impact on downstream equipment and systems.
Clearwater pumps will wear prematurely and silt will accumulate in the process increasing operational risks and efficiencies.
Optimal flocculation requires a properly hydrated polymer solution of consistent concentration and viscosity.
Our range of Auto Flocculant Preparation and Dosing Plants can handle 6-240kg of any polymer-based powder per day.
The control philosophy is based on an automated batch preparation and transfer system, that is controlled via a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Solid-State (SS) control panel. The flocculant plants are easy to operate requiring no specialised skills.
The Flocculant Preparation and Dosing Plants are constructed of stainless steel making them robust for challenging environments such as remote wastewater treatment plants, and underground and open cast mines.
The units are compact and mobile providing for ease of installation with minimal additional excavation or civil construction requirements.
Our plants are designed for optimal power efficiency minimising their operational costs.
Watercare Innovations has several case studies demonstrating the application of the Auto Flocculant and Dosing Plant as an integrated component of solid-liquid separation processes in the mining industry.
The floc plant is combined with Watercare Innovations’ High Rate Degrit Plant, High Rate Clarifier and associated dewatering process such as a filter press or dewatering bags for enhanced process water quality and mineral recovery as an integrated component of our mine water management systems.
- Underground/surface mining operations
- Process and industrial plants
- Steel manufacturing
- Waste water treatment works
- Drinking water plants
- Robust design for reliable performance in challenging operating conditions
- Variable flocculant make-up concentrations
- Compact, skid-mounted
- Quick installation and commissioning
- Low power consumption
- Minimal civil construction required
- Minimal operator intervention
- Construction material: Stainless Steel 304
- Make-up concentration: 0.05 to 0.2%
- Dosing concentration: 1 to 10 ppm
- Hydration time: Up to 60 Minutes
Process and physical parameters:
|Standard Module Type||Capacity||Approximate size including access cat-ladder/staircase||Approximate Dry Weight|
|kg/day||lb. / day||m||ft||Metric Ton|
|WCM-H-60||6||13.3||2.0 H x 1.1 W x 2.2 L||6.6 H x 3.6 W x 7.2 L||0.6|
|WCM-H-120||12||26.6||2.0 H x 1.1 W x 2.7 L||6.6 H x 3.6 W x 8.9 L||0.8|
|WCM-H-240||24||53.2||2.5 H x 1.2 W x 4.0 L||8.2 H x 4.0 W x 13.1 L||1.0|
|Non-Standard modules are available on request.|