Vanton Pumps in Wastewater Treatment Systems
Due to the vast array of highly corrosive chemicals used in wastewater treatment, chemical plants and municipalities alike rely on Vanton engineered thermoplastic pumps for corrosion resistance and reduced maintenance. A study conducted by Pollution Engineering revealed that around 40% of their respondents use nonmetallic pumps in their facilities. The primary reasoning for using thermoplastic pumps in these applications is superior corrosion resistance, as well as ease of maintenance when compared to metallic pumps.
Due to growing demand for clean air and water, there has been an increased use of nonmetallic pumps in a variety of applications. These include scrubbing systems for odor control, chemical feeding for enhanced coagulation, water recovery projects, and neutralization of acidic or alkaline solutions as well as the treatment of a wide range of liquid wastes or toxic fumes to satisfy government regulations.
While Vanton’s various product lines can be found in many applications across different industries, these engineered thermoplastic pumps can most commonly be used as sump, transfer, and dosing pumps in wastewater treatment applications. Common applications in municipal facilities include; Vanton Sump-Gard pumps located in the detention sump of chemical storage tanks; Vanton Chem-Guard pumps acting as transfer pumps to move chemicals such as Aluminum or Ammonium Sulfate, Sodium Hypochlorite, Calcium Chloride or Hypochlorite from storage tanks to day tanks; and lastly the Vanton Flex-i-liner pumps dosing corrosive chemicals into the system.
Vanton engineered thermoplastic pumps offer a broad choice of chemically-inert formulations for the safe handling of chemicals over the full pH range, and are available for temperatures to 300°F. Additionally, the relatively low initial cost of Vanton pumps and their ready availability, in contrast to the rising cost and extended delivery time of metals, have made this choice more significant than ever.