AquaBlend Xtreme from Hydro Systems is a water-driven pump (WDP) compatible with organic acids and other highly aggressive chemicals used to treat or medicate water lines. In addition to the traditional advantages of the AquaBlend injector, the AquaBlend Xtreme features enhanced longevity and reliability while remaining cost efficient.
AquaBlend Xtreme has been specifically designed to not only accurately medicate water, but also be compatible with water line cleaning chemicals used in many agricultural applications. It is available in the 2% and 5% variable models and can handle both liquid chemicals and wettable powders. Beyond agricultural settings, the AquaBlend Xtreme can be used in a variety of environments that require the frequent use of highly aggressive chemicals.
“Today, many different chemicals are used to keep livestock healthy, including organic acids, but not all WDPs can handle these aggressive chemicals or adjust measurements as chickens and pigs grow,” said Scott Campbell, global product manager, Hydro Systems. “Compatible with numerous highly aggressive chemicals, the AquaBlend Xtreme provides farmers with a durable, versatile, and long-lasting WDP that cleans and sanitizes water lines, while also administering the right amount of vaccines or vitamins with every use.”
As farmers phase out antibiotic use, water lines face an increased risk of biofilm build-up, attracting diseases like E. coli and Bordetella. WDPs can be used to clean and sanitize water lines, but if a water-driven pump fails due to use with highly aggressive chemicals, it can lead to animal illness or over-medication, resulting in sick or dead flocks along with increased cost due to chemical waste. Hydro Systems’ AquaBlend Xtreme has been tested and proven to work with multiple harsh chemicals, common water disinfectants, and water line cleaners such as acetic acid, apple cider vinegar, butyric acid, calcium chloride, chlorine (500 ppm or less), citric acid copper sulfate, formic acid, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, lactic acid, peracetic acid (5% or less), phosphoric acid, propionic acid, and sodium hypochlorite.
AquaBlend Xtreme is suitable for vaccinating, medicating, water treatment with chlorine and peroxides, cleaning water lines with various organic acids, and administering nutrients and supplements. The water-driven pump features highly engineered materials that come in contact with the chemical that is being diluted to provide advanced chemical resistance.
The AquaBlend Xtreme uses Hastelloy springs, a PVDF body, PVDF lower end, and engineered fluoroelastomer seal materials. Along with expanded chemical compatibility, the system offers easy, tool-free maintenance when needed along with enhanced modularity and a large injection range. Maximum fluid temperature is 100°F, minimum fluid temperature is 34°F, and maximum vertical suction of concentrate is 12′.