It is not possible to sum up in a few words what has taken better than half a century to achieve, but these three come closest. Our Mega-FLOCS (Paddle Wheel Flocculators) design has already proven itself in hundreds of successful applications throughout the U.S. and abroad. JMS in-depth knowledge of both the water and wastewater treatment markets allows us to fully understand your process and provide solutions like the Mega-FLOC (PWF), solutions designed with operational efficiency in mind. Like all JMS products, our Mega-FLOC (PWF) line offers an unsurpassed level of performance geared around the longest possible component life and the lowest maintenance demands of any comparable flocculator system. Just three words: Proven, Process, Performance, speak volumes. JMS has the answers you want, the solutions you need, and the support you deserve.
One of the key components in the water treatment process, flocculation is most effective when the functions of fluid motion, differential settling, and velocity gradient (during each stage of the process) work in harmony to achieve the ultimate goal: maximizing agglomeration for either enhanced settling or filtration. This concept of harmony is at the heart of JMS Mega-FLOC (PWF) design. With more surface area than comparable turbine or impeller type units, paddle wheel flocculators can both operate at lower speeds, and achieve the desired velocity gradient. While lower speeds mean measurably reduced operating costs, it is never at the expense of performance. The lower tip speed (an industry standard 3 feet per second [FPS] for paddle wheels, versus 10 FPS for turbine and impeller units) coupled with the increased surface area, reduces floc shear while providing a broader homogeneous mixing action. Dead mixing zones and high shear areas in the basin, common in alternative systems (as seen in the CFD examples below), are all but eliminated.
JMS Paddle Wheel Style Flocculator CFD Test
JMS Mega-FLOCS (Paddle Wheel Flocculators)