GE (NYSE: GE) has announced that Hayward Gordon will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion solutions in North America. This arrangement will enable GE to provide nozzle mixing solutions for anaerobic digestion tanks, sludge holding tanks and many other wastewater mixing applications.
Hayward Gordon will take the lead in offering this complete nozzle mixing solution through its existing and well-established distribution network.
“GE is a leading global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment, water reuse and process systems solutions. Hayward Gordon is an industry leader in pumping and mixing solutions for the municipal and industrial wastewater markets. Together, we can make great advancements in nozzle mixing systems in North America,” said Graham Hicks, vice president, manufactured products, Hayward Gordon.
Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is a highly effective hydraulic mixing system encompassing a precisely engineered design of horizontally positioned nozzles combined with strategically angled vertical nozzles. This design not only provides a circular velocity pattern, but, more importantly, ensures good top-to-bottom movement that is critical to optimum mixing. Reliable pumping, sludge conditioning and elimination of nozzle clogging is provided by the Hayward Gordon CHOPX series of chopper pumps, which have been proven on nozzle mixing applications across North America. This mixing is accomplished with no moving parts within the tank resulting in a significant maintenance and process downtime savings.
In July 2014, GE acquired Monsal*, a private U.K.-based water and wastewater, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. The acquisition of Monsal enhanced GE’s wastewater treatment product offerings and furthered GE’s commitment to energy reduction in wastewater treatment. Also, through Monsal, GE has built up its expertise in nozzle mixing solutions and now has provided nearly 300 anaerobic digestion installations to utilities in the United Kingdom. The agreement will couple this expertise with Hayward Gordon’s vast pumping and mixing experience in providing a complete solution for each individual application. This agreement will help expand both Hayward Gordon’s and GE’s installed base throughout North America.
“With the goal of energy neutrality, GE has been working to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value from their streams. Anaerobic digestion technology is the key. With GE supporting Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system, it will increase the offering’s reach in North America,” said Kevin Cassidy, global leader, engineered systems—water and process technologies for GE Power.
Anaerobic digestion, one of the most common applications for HydroMix, is a biological process in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is biogas, which can be combusted to generate electricity and heat—a feature that GE Power’s Distributed Power business can achieve with Jenbacher gas engines.