Packaged System Simplifies Sorbent Feed in Continuous Water Treatment Systems
Vibra Screw, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for precision processing of dry bulk materials, has introduced a completely packaged system that simplifies the wetting and metering of activated carbon in water treatment systems. Vibra Screw’s continuous duty system includes a bulk bag unloader, volumetric screw feeder, educter and cone wetting unit for use when a sorbent is required to absorb pollutants. The lack of mixers, pumps, and tanks used in the system virtually eliminates maintenance and makes delivery and handling of activated carbon or other sorbents easy. The activated carbon system accepts bulk bags as large as 4,000 lbs., feeds hard-to-handle powders with accuracy as high as + 0.5 / 2% and replaces batch methods currently used to treat water. Vibra Screw also provides all liquid metering components, low water alarms, shut-offs, material level indicators, cycle timers, programmable electronic controls for monitoring and inventory control and wiring, required to operate the volumetric screw feeder as part of the package. Capacities range as low as 1 lb./hr. and only water hook-up and 110 V AC power are required to operate the system. Vibra Screw introduced the concept of controlled vibration to condition and drive bulk materials into and through a process more than 40 years ago. Today they manufacture the broadest line of equipment incorporating this feature including bin activators, bulk bag unloaders, volumetric screw and belt feeders, and all types of graimetric feeds, blenders, and controls.