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Water Treatment at City of Anamosa – Mixer Solution Case Study

At Dynamix, working with the North American water treatment industry is a big part of what we do, providing mixers for various applications in the water treatment process.  In many installations, a custom solution is required. One such project was with the City of Anamosa’s water treatment plant and their need to upgrade their current mixers in their process. Looking for a new mixer with the goal to find a more durable and efficient mixer, the water plant superintendent Jim (Henson) was tasked with.  After doing an extensive search online for a solution, he was fortunate to find Dynamix, “…I was very lucky when I was searching on line and decided to call Dynamix and after talking to the sales

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Knowing Your Application
Mixer Configuration

Mixing 101: The Importance of Specific Gravity

What is Specific Gravity? And why do we ask for it… Next to viscosity, specific gravity is a separate but equally important factor in optimizing a mixer. Without factoring this measurement into your mixer design, your results would not reach product specification. What is Specific Gravity? The term “Specific Gravity” (SG) is used to define the weight or density of a liquid as compared to the density of an equal volume of water at a specified temperature. The temperature used for measurement is usually 39.2oF (4oC), because this temperature allows water to assume its maximum density. In the metric system, water has a density of 1 gram/ml, so density and SG are numerically equal. If the liquid you are comparing

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Nitrifying Bacteria
Mixer Configuration

Optimizing an Anoxic Mixer for Denitrification

Optimizing an Anoxic Mixer for Denitrification in Water Treatment Simply adding bacteria to a wastewater plant does not guarantee that they will achieve the targeted task of denitrification. To encourage their growth, it is essential to first establish an anoxic environment, and then introduce an anoxic mixer that has been optimized specifically for the process. The Denitrification Process Denitrification in wastewater treatment is the conversion of nitrate (N03) to nitrogen gas (N2). It is a process that involves the reduction of nitrogen present in waste streams to an acceptable level so the treated water can be discharged into the environment via streams, ponds, lakes, etc. Lowering nitrate levels in a waste stream is achieved through creating an anoxic environment in which heterotrophic

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Low RPM, High Torque Mixer
Mixing 101

Keeping Your Solids in Suspension

Optimized Solids Suspension Applications Achieving a uniform dispersion of solids in a product is critical to your product’s quality. In processes that mix solids in fluid, particulates that cannot dissolve in liquids will either sink to the bottom of the tank and collect in the corners, or stick together and agglomerate. This compromises product uniformity (product quality), and in extreme cases, can cause a system to malfunction or fail. The main objectives of solid and liquid solutions are: Avoiding solids accumulation in a stirred tank Maximizing the contact area between solids in a liquid Ensuring the solid particles are uniformly distributed throughout the tank The goal is to bring the mixture into specification and keep it there. This means keeping

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Mixing 101

Mixing at Home: What Do Gravy and Mixing Have In Common?

The Secret to Great Gravy? Thinking In Terms of “Good Mixing” Is there anything better at turning a good holiday meal into a truly great one than a lake of delicious gravy? We have all been caught us all off guard by lumpy, pasty tasting gravy at least once. Usually after we have already covered our turkey and mashed potatoes with it. Thick, rich, and flavourful gravy doesn’t come easy, but properly mixing dry powders with liquids is a simple concept that just takes a little finesse to perfect. If you think about making gravy in terms of “good mixing” you can’t go wrong. First, you only need about 1/4-1/3 cup of holiday bird or roast drippings, being careful to

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