- Increases dissolved oxygen concentration of incoming sewage
- Easily connects using simple flanges and supports
- Save money by reducing the need for costly chemical feeds, biofilters & air scrubbers
The Vortex Force is a specially designed aeration device that draws in and powerfully mixes air into sewage flow, transforming the anaerobic conditions that produce odors and oxidizing the HS and other odor producing compounds in the sewage flow. By dramatically increasing the dissolved oxygen (DO) content in the sewage flow, the benefits of the Vortex Force extend for a long distance downstream.
X-Small 10 – 65 GPM
Small 125 – 350 GPM
Medium 350 – 800 GPM
Large 800 – 2,100 GPM
Extra Large 2,100 – 5,500 GPM
HOW IT WORKS
VORTEX TOP FORM
The incoming flow is split into two streams, each being directed into a vortex channel. The upper vortex directs the flow in a clockwise direction while the lower vortex is counter-clockwise.
VORTEX DROP SHAFT
The two flows intersect at the drop pipe, creating an area of intense turbulence and mixing where air is drawn in to the device. The turbulence breaks up the air into extremely small bubbles, thus maximizing the
surface area of the air in contact with the water, allowing oxygen to quickly diffuse into the flow.
ENERGY DISSIPATION POOL
The flow is then discharged to the energy dissipation pool where any air not dissolved into the flow is allowed to bubble out of the flow, and the energy of the discharge is dissipated.
TYPICAL PROJECT FLOW FOR A VORTEX FLOW INSERT
STEP 1: FLOW RATE
Determine the peak flow rate of your system.
STEP 2: DROP HEIGHT
Determine the drop height. To operate effectively, a Vortex Force requires a minimum 3ft drop.
STEP 3: SIZE SELECTION
After determining the flow rate of your system, select the size of unit that is best suited to the installation. If your flow falls outside the specified range, call us at 1-800-463-9572 for custom options.
STEP 4: SHIPMENT & INSTALLATION
Once the order has been placed, the Vortex will be shipped to the jobsite along with a full set of detailed installation instructions.
Sewer Forcemain Discharge
Sewer Wet Wells & Storage Tanks
Wastewater Treatment Tanks
IPEX has developed a new approach to controlling odor and corrosion in wastewater systems – Hydraulic Odor ControlTM. IPEX’s latest innovation in this sector is the Vortex Force aerator, a truly unique device that harnesses our proven Vortex technology to oxidize hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other odorous and corrosive compounds in wastewater.