Metso Outotec says it is launching the Metso Outotec Reactorwell™, a new generation feedwell for maximising thickener and clarifier performance while minimising flocculant consumption and bringing significant operational cost efficiencies.
The feed system features high solids retention and mixing efficiency. It also eliminates feed short-circuiting and offers low shear for ideal floccule growth and even discharge symmetry, the company said.
The new feed system provides optimum feed conditioning for thickeners and clarifiers, and, thanks to its many benefits in addition to low flocculant usage, the Reactorwell is part of Metso Outotec’s sustainable Planet Positive portfolio.
Brian Berger, Vice President, Thickeners and Clarifiers at Metso Outotec, said: “The Reactorwell enables a big leap forward in thickener and clarifier performance as it utilises maximum settling area due to its high exit symmetry. It also provides improved overflow clarity as well as higher underflow density. Additionally, the Reactorwell allows better thickener operability with an improved response to process changes.
The Reactorwell is, the company says, easy to maintain due to its intelligent design and modularity. It consistently achieves high unit area throughput and the improved Autodil™ performance minimises the need for pumped dilution, leading to lower total cost of ownership.