Sodimate recently supplied a lime feed and slurry system for a water treatment plant looking to modernize its facilities for the removal of iron, manganese and ammonium.
The Slobozia Water Treatment plant, operated by SC Urban SA with a capacity of 7.2MGD for 85,000 people, was retrofitted with Sodimate’s Arch breaker DDS400 and 2 screw feeders. Installed under a 2,500 ft³ silo, the feed system meters lime at a constant rate to two lime slurry tanks. Unique to Sodimate systems, the feeders also have the capability to transfer the lime at separate feed rates, maximizing system redundancy without need for a buffer hopper or bypass. An injector follows each feeder to protect them from the moisture in the slurry tanks.
The new system has been in constant operation for just over a year and has proven to run smoothly and effectively.