EnviroMix’s innovative technologies harness the power of large bubbles for highly energy efficient complete mixing. Using short, powerful bursts of compressed gas through engineered nozzles affixed to the floor of the channel, tank, digester, or reactor, these large bubbles lift and roll fluids, blending the contents. By decoupling aeration from mixing, both can be much more efficient – and that saves money! Due to the large diameter bubbles produced with BioMix and the resulting, low bubble surface area to air volume ration, the amount of oxygen transferred with BioMix is negligible. This makes BioMix ideally suited for the anoxic and anaerobic mixing associated with Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) applications.
Depending upon the application, the compressed gas may be air, nitrogen or digester gas. EnviroMix systems are ideal for wastewater treatment chambers (aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic), open channels, equalization tanks, and digesters, both anaerobic and aerobic. Moreover EnviroMix systems are equally well suited for water treatment applications, such as flocculation basins, disinfection chambers, and treated water storage. The systems can also be ideal for many industrial mixing applications. Electrical power requirements are limited to the power required to produce the compressed gas source (blower or compressor) and the human machine interface (HMI) controllers in the EnviroMix control panels.
The user-friendly controls employ human machine interface (HMI) controls to set the frequency and duration of the compressed air valve firings. The intensity of the mixing as well as the mixing pattern is determined by controlling the sequencing of produced header bubbles, the interval between bubbles and the bubble size. The settings are determined based on a number of variables such as the fluid being mixed, the flow rate, depth of the basin, total volume, and more. Since the settings can be different for each basin, section of a basin, or application, many different mixing requirements can be programmed quickly and easily – and can often be operated utilizing the same compressor! Typically, these settings are set once for optimal performance for each application and not changed unless the operating conditions change.
Multiple basins and even different processes can often be run utilizing the same compressor. This allows mixing of several chambers, even different processes while reducing the maintenance requirements to one compressor, with a second as backup. Imagine replacing multiple mechanical mixers, and their energy and maintenance requirements, with one easy to service compressor. All the other components (valves and controls) are above water level, allowing quick and easy access, and plug and play change out capability.
The low energy requirements, robust construction, minimal maintenance, and worry free operation make EnviroMix systems the logical choice for new installations and for upgrading existing operations. Contact us and let one of our application specialists assist you with the right mixing solution for your application.