Tom O'Donnell is a product manager for Neptune Chemical Pump Co., North Wales, Pa. You can contact him directly firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-699-8700. Neptune is an operating company within Pump Solutions Group (PSG, Downers Grove, Ill.
Sodium hypochlorite is one of the most versatile cleaning and disinfecting fluids available. From completing basic household chores to disinfecting hospitals, from being fed as a biocide to inhibit biological growth to removing odors from wastewater, sodium hypochlorite plays an ever-present role in a wide array of day-to-day operations around the world.
However, it must be handled with care, especially in its higher concentrations. It also has a few quirky characteristics that, if not addressed, can hamstring an industrial application. Facility managers familiar with these characteristics know that they need to select, use and rely upon the best metering-pump technology when metering sodium hypochlorite. Finding the right pump technology is especially crucial when considering the negative affects that off-gassing can have on sodium hypochlorite metering operations.
That's why managers of wastewater treatment facilities who want to optimize production while simultaneously reducing maintenance costs, downtime and product loss choose mechanically actuated diaphragm metering pumps for their sodium hypochlorite-handling responsibilities.
Pumps & Systems, October 2011