Metso launched the Reactorwell feedwell upgrade for maximizing thickener and clarifier performance while minimizing flocculant consumption and bringing significant operational cost efficiencies. The upgrade features high solids retention and mixing efficiency, Metso said.

The Reactorwell upgrade eliminates feed short-circuiting and offers low shear for ideal floccule growth and even discharge symmetry. It provides optimum feed conditioning for thickeners and clarifiers.

Metso said the upgrade enables a big leap forward in thickener and clarifier performance. “It utilizes maximum settling area due to its high exit symmetry.” It also provides improved overflow clarity as well as higher underflow density. It also allows better thickener operability with an improved response to process changes.

Part of Metso’s sustainable Planet Positive portfolio, the upgrade is “easy to maintain due to its intelligent design and modularity,” the supplier said. “It consistently achieves high unit area throughput, and the improved Autodil performance minimizes the need for pumped dilution, leading to lower total cost of ownership.”