The KOMAX Sludge Mixer Solves Anaerobic Digestion for Wastewater Facilities

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Komax Systems, Inc., the industry leader in static mixing technology, understands the need…

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Komax Systems, Inc., the industry leader in static mixing technology, understands the need for efficient sludge mixing equipment in anaerobic digesters.

Anaerobic Digestion and The Mixing Process

The anaerobic digestion process is influenced by a variety of operation parameters such as sludge rheology, mixing, temperature, solid retention time (SRT), hydraulic retention time (HRT), and solids concentration.  A lack or excessive amount of mixing can lead to poor anaerobic digestion performance. 

Adequate mixing is essential to prevent solid deposits and scum formation in primary digesters.  If mixing is inadequate, the efficiency of digestion and the stability of the product sludge is jeopardized.

Inadequate mixing in anaerobic digestors has important implications for the design and operation of wastewater facilities.

Sludge Mixing Equipment and Anaerobic Digestion in Wastewater Facilities

Anaerobic digestion systems are commonly used in wastewater treatment facilities for sludge degradation and stabilization.  Sludge mixing equipment used in anaerobic digesters, treat high-strength industrial and food processing wastewaters prior to discharge.

Focus on improving the effectiveness of sludge handling to get the most efficient throughput from water treatment plants.

Komax Provides the Solution

Static mixers are utilized throughout the treatment process to optimize performance, minimize downtime, and maintain plant efficiency. 

The Komax Hi Pass Sludge Mixer was designed to effectively mix polymer solution into sludge flows prior to the dewatering process.  Treatment facilities are experiencing polymer savings in excess of 25%.

This is a non-clogging design as municipal sludge contains solid and fibrous materials of sufficient quantities and types to accumulate and cause fouling or plugging conditions in standard mixers.

The Komax Hi Pass Sludge Mixer is capable of handling mixing municipal sludges with solids content up to 5%.  Individual solid items with a nominal major diameter up to 35% are easily passed through while preventing stapling of stringy materials in the flow.

Unique and Customized Approach

Komax technology has over 100,000 installations throughout the world, including their range of Static Mixers.  Komax’s unique customized approach to design provides the most effective mixing solutions for new and existing wastewater plants that need a solution for their systems.

For more information regarding products or services, contact Komax Systems, Inc.


Suzanne L. Smith, President 

Komax, 15301 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Phone: 800-826-0760


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