Superpulsator® High-Rate Sludge Blanket Clarifier

Source: SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions

The Superpulsator® Clarifier combines basic chemical principles and proven clarification technology in a high-rate, solids contact clarifier that offers maximum efficiency. The unique design combines flocculation and clarification functions in one basin for optimal use of space. Vacuum generated flow pulsations create a homogeneous sludge blanket that results in excellent effluent quality at minimal operating costs.

The Superpulsator® clarifier combines the principles of a sludge blanket and solids contact system into a single, high-rate, clarification unit. Capable of removing turbidity, color, TOC and other constituents in both municipal and industrial water applications, the Superpulsator® treats billions of gallons of water per day in hundreds of installations throughout the world.

Performance Advantages

  • Clarified turbidity of < 1-2 NTU
  • Ability to handle high raw solids (0 to 2000+ NTU)
  • Up to 60% TOC removal
  • Low energy requirement ( 1 HP per MGD)
  • No submerged moving parts
  • Integrated flocculation/clarification in one unit
  • Ability to add settling tubes for increased capacity
  • Hundreds of installations in the Pulsator family

Technical Features

  • Flexible layout options
  • Customize to any site plan
  • Loading Rates: 2.0 to 4.0 gpm/ft2
  • Polymer free at reduced loading rates
  • Settling plate widths up to 20 feet
  • Unit height 16 to 18 feet
  • Retrofit existing sedimentation basins
  • Retrofit circular clarifier basins
  • Common-wall layout with our Greenleaf® Filter