Use CasesStable injection of chelates, which prevent the elution of heavy metals

Liquid Type
Process Type


Local government (sewage treatment plant)

Customer's Needs and Problems

At a sewage treatment plant, chelates (ferrous sulfate hydrate solution) are added after the sludge is incinerated to prevent the elution of heavy metals contained in the ash.
A plunger pump was used, which posed the following problems.

  • The piping vibrated due to the pump pulsation, leading to looseness and leakage.
  • When the chemical tank became empty, the pump would dry-run, which sometimes led to malfunctions.

TACMINA's Solutions

The pump was replaced with a Smoothflow Pump.
Also, a float switch was installed in the chemical tank to generate an alert when a low amount of liquid is left.

  • Smoothflow Pumps have no pulsation, so the piping no longer vibrates.
  • Low liquid levels in the chemical tank are no longer missed.
  • Because Smoothflow Pumps use a diaphragm method and have no rotating or sliding parts in their liquid end parts, there is no need to worry about malfunctions even in the rare case that dry-running occurs.
  • The chemical can be injected evenly, which stabilizes the concentration.

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