PolyBlend® Sizing Guide


Basic Information

User Name:
Project Name:
Type of Treatment Plant:
Your Application:
Type of Polymer: Choice affects polymer pump selection.
Process:
Project Status:
Is REQUIRED NEAT POLYMER FEED RATE known?
Plant Flow Unit: Plant Flow:
% SOLIDS:

Solution Characteristics

MGD PLANT FLOW:
PPM ACTIVE POLYMER:
% ACTIVE POLYMER: See reference table below.
% NEAT POLYMER SOLUTION DESIRED: See reference table below.
HOURS OF OPERATION / DAY:
NUMBER OF OPERATING UNITS: (Number of operating units to meet 100% of demand in operating period.)
NUMBER OF STANDBY UNITS:
Typical Polymer Characteristics for Reference
Type of Polymer % Active Polymer % Neat Polymer Solution Desired
Dewatering Thickening Clarification
Emulsion 25 to 40 0.25 to 0.5 0.2 to 0.3 0.1 to 0.25
Dispersion 50 to 75 0.2 to 0.4 0.1 to 0.2 0.1 to 0.2
Mannich 2 to 8 2.0 to 5.0 1.0 to 2.5 1.0 to 3.0
Dosage (lbs. of active polymer / ton of dry solids)
Typical Range *
Low Medium High

* Data is from the following sources:
EPA Design Manual - Dewatering Municipal Wastewater Sludges (September 1987 & October 1982)
EPA Fact Sheet EPA 832-F-00-053 (September 2000)
EPA Fact Sheet EPA 832-F-00-057 (September 2000)
EPA Fact Sheet EPA 832-F-03-022 (September 2003)
"Wastewater Sludge Processing" by Turovskiy & Mathai (June 2006)
Dosage: Enter known dosage or choose a number from the typical range table shown above.

Sludge Dewatering/Thickening Application

Calculated Outputs
lbs/min sludge
lbs/min dry solids
lbs/hr dry solids
tons/hr dry solids
lbs active polymer/hr
GPD active polymer
GPH active polymer
GPH neat polymer / unit
GPH dilution water / unit
Click RECALCULATE to ensure that current data entries are used.

Recommendation

Individual Unit Size
M Series System Pump
PB Series System Pump
Number of Operating Units:
Number of Standby Units: