OMNI-FIX™ is a patented dry powder formulation of inorganic chemical that produces a peptized gel in aqueous solutions and dispersions. This gel has high flocculating and ion exchange properties for water insoluble organics and multivalent metal ions.
Appearance: Light tan powder 60-350 M. Slightly hygroscopic; protect from moisture
Density: 40#/ cubic foot
Upon addition to a solution, emulsion or dispersion, OMNI-FIX™ starts to settle immediately after agitation stops. In most cases a minimum agitation time of 15 minutes is required. A self solidifying sludge and clarified liquid layer results. In most cases, over 99.9% of the pollutants are removed. The upper layer usually meets the POTW requirements for discharge and the resultant sludge meets E.P.A. TCLP requirements for non-hazardous disposal.
In some cases the addition of an Alum type flocculent will aid in settling. After the OMNI-FIX™ reaction, the addition of 1-5% lime will aid in removing excess phosphates and fluorides. The sludge sets to a firm soil-like consistency upon drying. If required, additional OMNI-FIX™ or OMNI-KAP™ may be added to improve insolubilization.
When working with OMNI-FIX™, a pH of from 4-6.5 is desirable. The correct Ph is that where the metal ions are at their least solubility. DO NOT lower pH below 4. Ratios of 1:30 to 1:200 OMNI-FIX™/waste depending on concentration and type of pollutant to be removed (from 8 ounces to 1 ounce/gallon of OMNI-FIX™) Use monovalent alkali to adjust pH. DO NOT USE LIME prior to OMNI-FIX™ addition. Precipitated ions will not react.
OMNI-FIX™ will NOT react with monovalent ions. Change the valence (such as mercury) to multivalent prior to OMNI-FIX™ addition. Chelated ions must be broken prior to reaction. Passing the chelate through a bed of iron fillings or steel wool easily does this.
Avoid high speed stirring (250-1000 rpm is satisfactory). Do not exceed 40 degrees C. Mixing times of 15 minutes to one hour are required. Sludge fixation takes from 1 to 12 hours. Clarified liquids should be tested for free ion before discharge as additional OMNI-FIX™ may be required.
US PATENT #4517095 AND #4436645
Our specifications and recommendations are based on both laboratory and field results. However, since we do not control application, our obligation, in the event of failure, shall be limited to the refund of the cost or replacement of our material. All other warranties, expressed or implied, are excluded.
THE USE OF OMNI-FIX™ DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ALLOW FOR INDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF WASTES. IN ALL CASES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LEGAL DISPOSAL OF WASTES RESTS WITH THE GENERATOR.
The enclosed information and suggestions contained herein are believed to be reliable but are not to be construed as warranties.
DISPOSE OF ALL WASTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE and FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
SorbTech Mfg., Inc.
4 Wilder Drive, #7
Plaistow, NH 03865