Study on the Integrated Vortex-Grid Clarification Process and its Application
Based on Micro-vortex coagulation and Hazen theory, the process of integrated vortex grid clarification bears four characteristics. Firstly, there are a lot of micro-whirling reactors whose surfaces hole rate is designed by the raw water quality in the first and second flocculation zone. Then, an inclined-tube in the precipitate zone is installed. Thirdly, a sludge concentration zone in the tank is also equipped. Lastly, by applying the low return or non-return technologies and changing some inner structure which will reduce the total energy cost. We have not only achieved a more efficient use of the cubage of the reactors, but also reduced the total energy consumption. The paper argues that in comparison to other clarification technology, the Micro-vortex clarification process deserves wide application for its various advantages, such as a higher coagulation efficiency, a shorter reactivity time, a better quality of finished water, a stronger adaptive capability, a more convenient construction and the like.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
Z. G. Tong "Study on the Integrated Vortex-Grid Clarification Process and its Application", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 2115-2119, 2011