Emulsion flocculants are used for liquid/solid separation and sludge thickening during mechanical dewatering.  Preparing and administering these products accurately and reliably is a crucial component of a smooth running operation.  Our emulsion polymer systems feature variable frequency drive controls (VFDs), piston pumps, and calibration columns.

The Clearwater Model LQ25 rapidly makes down and injects liquid polymers into waste water streams aiding in the separation of the solids from the water.

Optimal For:

  • Minimizing equipment costs
  • Admininstering coagulants and other pre-treating agents
  • Low quantity polymer consumers
  • Providing a simple, inexpensive solution to waste water issues
 Equipment Functions:
  • Accurately mixes and injects liquid polymer
  • Creates a fully inverted uniform polymer solution
  • Administers a site specific solution at an adjustable rate
Features:
  • Able to be “up and running” 20 minutes after arrival
  • Rugged industrial design to withstand harsh conditions
  • Very little operator attention required
  • Elevated skid for ease of service
  • Variable stroke metering pump
  • In line static mixer ensures proper mixing of the polymer
Make Down Water
  • 25 GPM at 20’ of head required
  • Neat Emulsion Pump
  • LMI Electronic metering pump
  • ½” 00 Tube connections
  • 1 GPH, 100 strokes per minute
  • Stainless Steel construction

Dimensions
  • 45” x 15” x 18” (h)
  • 140 lbs
Field Requirements
  • ¾” line from emulsion to skid
  • ¾” NPT clean water hook-up
  • Single point electrical hookup
  • 110 V Single Phase
  • ¾” solution discharge line

The Clearwater Model LQ50 rapidly makes down and injects liquid polymers into waste water streams aiding in the separation of the solids from the water.

Optimal For:

  • Minimizing equipment costs
  • Admininstering coagulants and other pre-treating agents equipment costs
  • Low quantity polymer consumers
  • Providing a simple, inexpensive solution to waste water issues

Equipment Functions: 

  • Accurately mixes and injects liquid polymer
  • Creates a fully inverted creamy polymer solution
  • Administers a site specific solution at an adjustable rate

Features:

  • Able to be “up and running” 20 minutes after arrival
  • Rugged industrial design to withstand harsh conditions
  • Very little operator attention required
  • Elevated skid for ease of service
  • Variable stroke piston pump and calibration column for accurate dosing
  • In line static mixer ensures proper mixing of the polymer

Make Down Pump

  • ⅓ HP Centrifugal Pump
  • 115/230 Volt Single phase
  • 25 GPM at 20’ of head

Neat Emulsion Pump 

  • Simplex piston pump
  • 1” diameter piston size
  • 14 GPH, 60 strokes per minute
  • ¼” HP 115 VAC
  • Stainless Steel wet end

In-Line Flow Meter

  • 1-30 GPM Flow measuring range
  • Measuring accuracy is ± 5% of Full scale
  • Repeatability is ± 1% of Full scale
  • Brass end ports, Buna-N Seals, Stainless steel springs
  • 10:1 Turn down ratio
  • 325 PSIG (22.4 bar) Max Operating Pressure

Dimensions

  • 48” x 40” x 32” (h)
  • 240 lbs

Field Requirements

  • ¼” line from emulsion to skid
  • ¾” NPT clean water hook-up
  • Single point electrical hookup
  • 110 V Single Phase
  • ¾” solution discharge line

The Clearwater Industries Model 500 Liquid System is a fully automated polymer make-down and injection system designed to rapidly settle suspended solids out of liquid suspension.  It is capable of pumping out 7.9 gpm of fully activated 1% polymer solution to process.  (9.88 lbs/hr of dry polymer if making .25% solution strength).

Optimal For:
  • Rapid separation of solids from water
  • Settling solids out in clarifiers, thickeners, and settling ponds
  • Freeing up land, by eliminating all but one settling pond
  • Greatly reducing the time and cost of cleaning out settling ponds
  • Thickening solids in belt presses or other dewatering devices

Equipment Functions: 

  • Accurately meters, mixes, and ages dry chemical and water creating a liquid solution
  • Produces a creamy solution without the formation of “fish-eyes”
  • Administers a site specific solution at an adjustable rate

Features:

  • Fully automatic, continuous batching operation
  • Easy installation, often fully functional within one hour of arrival
  • Extremely rugged industrial design
  • Minimal operator attention required
  • Can make down either dry cationic or anionic polymers
  • Single tank design with internal baffles and weir ensure proper mixing and aging of polymer
  • Integrated low water flow protection
  • Service friendly design includes: quick disconnect couplings, elevated frame, removable pump skid, anti-seized stainless steel fasteners, and quick disconnect hoses
Automatic Control Panel
  • NEMA 4 enclosure
  • Hand/Off/Auto switches and relays control the automatic sequencing of the process
  • 480 volt motors with 110-volt logic and controls
  • Standard systems come equipped with three Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • The first VFD controls a 1/2 hp stainless steel volumetric dry polymer feeder that is tied to the flow of dilution water into the polymer system.  (measured by IFM magnetic flow meter).  This ensures a consistent solution strength is maintained
  • The second VFD controls a 1.5hp electric mixer with gear reducer to power the prop mixer in the mixing chamber
  • The third VFD controls the rate at which the polymer pump (0-12 gpm standard, 40 psi max discharge pressure) sends aged solution to process.  This VFD is able to respond to a 4-20mA input signal, in the event of an Auto-Floc dosing system being in use
  • Complete with breakers, motor starters, contactors, level sensors, and touch safe fuses
  • All controls on the exterior of the panel provide hand or automatic operation
  • E-stop, low water pressure indicator and main disconnect mounted on face of the panel
Framework
  • Tank is constructed of rugged 3/16” 304 stainless steel, glass blasted to uniform finish
  • Grated 3-step fiberglass staircase allows the operator to comfortably reach piston pump and calibration column
  • The frame is integrated into tank side beams to reinforce tank integrity
  • Removable pump skid for simple servicing
  • Frame elevated on 5-½” legs
  • Fork slots for ease of movement

Dry Polymer Screw Feeder

  • Variable speed AC motor and gearbox turning a 1.5” solid shaft stainless steel auger through a stainless steel dispersion tube
  • Greasable bearing and stainless steel guard with sight window
  • Stainless steel flexible coupling with quick disconnect snap ring

Dry Polymer Wetting System

  • Stainless steel conical wetting bowl creates a cyclone into which polymer is metered
  • Polymer is optimally hydrated as it enters tank
  • Ball valves allow for adjustment of flow into wetting bowl
  • Water/Polymer solution drops directly into the tank
  • Venturi under the water surface further mixes solution in the make-down chamber
  • Multiple tank mounted venturis provide additional mixing
Water Supply
  • 2” Y-strainer catches any large particles in the water supply line
  • 2” line plumbed to a 5 HP booster pump
  • 2” solenoid valve supplies water flow to valves, wetting funnel, and venturis
  • Magnetic flow meter prevents batching in the event of a loss of water
  • Pressure gauge in piping

Polymer Injection Pump

  • One progressive cavity pump is mounted integrally to the unit
  • The standard 1 HP polymer pump is rated for 0 to 12 gpm (7.9 gpm of fully activated solution)
  • Stainless steel guard with sight window
  • Stainless steel flexible coupling with quick disconnect snap ring
  • Shut off valve from tank to pump provides for easy servicing
  • Built in additional polymer pump port, complete with pre-run wire, allows for simple addition of second polymer pump/motor assembly

Mix Tank Agitator

  • 1-½ HP motor turns a right angle gear reducer with a nickel plated bore
  • 1” stainless steel shaft driving one 14” hydrofoil
  • Shaft is anchored in the bottom of the tank for vibration free operation

Polymer Tank

  • 3/16” 304 construction, welded inside and out
  • 817-gallon capacity
  • Level sensors provide automatic batching
  • 2” cross-over valve between mixing and pull down chambers also serve as floor drains
  • Double welded internal weir and baffles

Dimensions:
Framework is 5’(W) x 11’2”(L) x 7’2”(H)

Optional Features

  • Maple Systems 7 inch display HMI, allows the operator push button controlling options
  • Remote speed pot allows controller to adjust polymer pump speeds while away from the unit
  • Auto Floc Probe and Messenger for automated polymer dosage. Accounts for solids concentration in waste slurry and flowrate by light absorption in floc zone
  • Multi-gang manifold allows polymer solution to be pumped to several different locations

Note:
This system is designed to provide a 0.1% to 0.35% solution strength of polymer. The maximum capacity of the unit is to deliver 7.9 gpm of fully activated 0.35% polymer solution. The system is assembled, pre-wired and tested at the factory. Typical hook-up and start up time is 1 to 2 hours.

The Clearwater Industries Model 800 Liquid Stainless Steel is a fully automated polymer make-down and injection system designed to rapidly settle suspended solids out of liquid suspension.  It is capable of pumping out 12.6 gpm of fully activated .25% polymer solution to process.  (15.76 lbs/hr of dry polymer if making .25% solution strength)

Optimal For:

  • Larger flocculant consumers
  • Rapid separation of solids from water
  • Keeping dirty water from going back to your wash plant or process point
  • Freeing up land, by eliminating all but one settling pond
  • Greatly reducing the time and cost of cleaning out settling ponds
  • Providing solution to multiple points
  • Settling solids out in clarifiers, thickeners, and settling ponds
  • Thickening solids going to belt presses & other dewatering equipment

Equipment Functions:

  • Accurately meters, mixes and ages dry chemical and water creating a liquid solution
  • Produces a uniform solution without the formation of “fish-eyes”
  • Administers a site specific solution at an adjustable rate

Features:

  • Fully automatic, continuous batching operation
  • Easily installed, often fully functional within one hour of arrival
  • Extremely rugged industrial design
  • Minimal operator attention required
  • Can make down either dry cationic or anionic polymers
  • Single tank design with internal baffles and weir ensure proper mixing and aging of polymer
  • Integrated low water flow protection
  • Service friendly design includes: quick disconnect couplings, elevated frame, removable pump skid, anti-seized stainless steel fasteners, and quick disconnect hoses

Automatic Control Panel

  • NEMA 4 enclosure
  • Hand/Off/Auto switches and relays control the automatic sequencing of the process
  • 480 volt motors with 110-volt logic and controls
  • Standard systems come equipped with three Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • The first VFD controls a 1/2 hp stainless steel volumetric dry polymer feeder that is tied to the flow of dilution water into the polymer system.  (measured by IFM magnetic flow meter).  This ensures a consistent solution strength is maintained
  • The second VFD controls a 2hp electric mixer with gear reducer to power the prop mixer in the mixing chamber
  • The third VFD controls the rate at which the polymer pump (0-20 gpm standard, 40 psi max discharge pressure) sends aged solution to process.  This VFD is able to respond to a 4-20mA input signal, in the event of an Auto-Floc dosing system being in use
  • Complete with breakers, motor starters, contactors, level sensors, and touch safe fuses
  • All controls on the exterior of the panel provide hand or automatic operation
  • E-stop, low water pressure indicator and main disconnect mounted on face of the panel

Framework

  • Tank is constructed of rugged 3/16” 304 stainless steel, glass blasted to uniform finish
  • Grated 4-step fiberglass staircase allows the operator to comfortably pour polymer into the hopper
  • Removable pump skid for simple servicing
  • Frame elevated on 5-½” legs
  • Fork slots for ease of movement

Dry Polymer Screw Feeder

  • Variable speed AC motor and gearbox turning a 1.5” solid shaft stainless steel auger through a stainless steel dispersion tube
  • Greaseable bearing and stainless steel guard with sight window
  • Stainless steel flexible coupling with quick disconnect snap ring

Water Supply

  • 2” Y-strainer catches any large particles in the water supply line
  • 2” line plumbed to a 5 HP booster pump
  • 2” solenoid valve supplies water flow to valves, wetting funnel, and venturis
  • Magnetic flow meter prevents batching in the event of a loss of water
  • Pressure gauge mounted in piping

Polymer Injection Pump

  • One progressive cavity pump is mounted integrally to the unit
  • The standard 1-½ HP polymer pump is rated for 0 to 20 gpm (12.6 gpm of fully activated polymer solution)
  • Stainless steel guard with sight window
  • Stainless steel flexible coupling with quick disconnect snap ring
  • Shut off valve from tank to pump provides for servicing
  • Built in additional polymer pump port, complete with pre-run wire, allows for simple addition of second polymer pump

Polymer Tank

  • 3/16” Stainless Steel construction
  • 1600-gallon capacity.
  • Level sensors provide automatic batching
  • 2” cross-over valve between mixing and pull down chambers
  • Stainless Steel internal weir and baffle walls

Mix Tank Agitator

  • 2 HP motor turns a right angle gear reducer with a nickle plated bore
  • 1” stainless steel shaft driving one 14” hydrofoil
  • Foot bearing for vibration free operation
  • Shaft is dimpled and props are anchored with stainless steel bolts, eliminating the possibility of prop slippage

Field Requirements

  • Single point electrical hook up, 460 volt, 3 phase, 60 hz standard
  • 2” single point clean water hook-up (30 – 60 psi)
  • ¾” or greater polymer discharge line

Dimensions:
System is 6’(W) x 15’10”(L) x 7’9”(H)

Optional Features

  • Low Polymer Sensor
  • Allen Bradley PLC & HMI
  • Remote Polymer Pump Speed Signal
  • Auto Floc Probe and Messenger
  • 0-50 GPM Discharge Pump
  • Customer specified components or voltages

Note:
These systems are factory set to make down polymer to a solution strength of .25%.  This can be field adjusted to anywhere between 0.1% to 0.35%.  The maximum polymer solution flowrate the system can provide while maintaining the recommended one hour of aging/activation time is 12.6 gpm.  The system is assembled, pre-wired, and tested at the factory.  Typical installation/start up time is 1 to 2 hours.

The Clearwater Model 3300 Stainless Steel Polymer Preparation System is designed to make down dry polymers to rapidly settle suspended solids out of wastewater.  These systems are built to be fully automatic, and very reliable.  The Model 3300 can deliver up to 187 pounds per hour of dry polymer, with a 40 minute mixing and aging time.

These Systems are used to:

  • Flock solids out in Clarifiers and Thickeners.
  • Thickens solids in Belt Presses.

Standard Features:

  • Modular Design for easy unloading and hook-up
  • Solution without the formulation of “fish-eyes”
  • Stainless Steel Big Bag pan accepts 1650 pound Big Bags.
  • Variable speed screw feeder with solid shaft auger.
  • Low water pressure protection.
  • Fully automatic operation.
  • Two progressive cavity polymer disbursement pumps.  AC variable speed pump drives.

Maximum pump delivery is 50 GPM per pump

  • Two 3,000 or 1,500-gallon fiberglass tanks with 5hp mixers turning two stainless steel props.
  • 3” square steel framework painted with Aliphatic Urethane Epoxy paint, which yields a high chemically resistant finish that fades little under UV rays.
  • Two tank design with pneumatic 3-way valve assures separate mixing and aging of polymer.
  • Menu driven Allen Bradley Panel View Display controls the PLC. Hand/Off/Auto switches provide manual or automatic sequencing.
  • Air Compressor

Utilities:

  • One point electrical hook-up, 460/230 volt 3-phase.
  • One point clean water hook-up, 3” line at 25 to 80 psi.
  • Additional field wiring and plumbing done on site by Clearwater.

Dimensions:

  • Framework and Tanks, as per drawings.
  • Approximate shipping weight 4,000 lbs.

Options:

  • 4-20mA Polymer Pump drive to accept external signal.
  • Remote Speed Pot with 50’ or 100’ of cable.
  • Automatic Dosage Control hardware and logic in the PLC
  • Polymer injection pumps available in 25, 50, and 125 gallon per minute delivery.
  • Hand/Off/Auto switches in lieu of the Panel View Display.

Custom Liquid Polymer Systems

Clearwater Industries prides itself on working with our customers to design the optimal polymer system  for their specific application.  We manufacture liquid dosing systems fro any type of application and flowrate.