Clearwater Industries has been manufacturing dry polymer make-down systems for over twenty years. We are proud of the fact that many of our earliest systems are still running today. Although these systems are primarily used to make-down dry polymer, they can also be used in other dilution applications such as lime slaker and starch make-down.
Dry polymers provide the most cost-effective way to use flocculants. They contain 90+% active chemistry, whereas emulsion polymers are closer to 30% active chemistry. When using dry flocculant it is critical that the polymer solution is made-down accurately and reliably. Our dry polymer make-down systems are designed to individually hydrate the flocculant particles. Both hydraulic and mechanical mixing energies are employed to ensure a uniform solution is created. Our systems are sized according to the specifications of each application to guarantee proper chemical activation is achieved. One example of our commitment to robust design and construction is the fact that all of our standard M-Series tanks are built out of triple welded 316 grade stainless steel.