Updated on February 2, 2024


Created on October 5, 2020


Abrimix is an in-line high shear reactor technology, that utilizes flocculants for the treatment of wastewater.

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  • University of Western Cape
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Product Description

Abrimix is a wastewater treatment technology that utilizes high shear reactor technology to drive the completion of reactions. Abrimix headquarters are in Johannesburg, South Africa, with global distributors and partnerships

The product comes in four different sizes with varying processing volumes: 5, 10, 30, and 60L/hr. It is designed to be effective at separating and removing fats, oils and grease, suspended organic and inorganic solids, and the soluble component of biological oxygen demand, to maximize usable water recovery from wastewater.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by BioPipe Global in India and Philippines, Abrimix Europe BV in Netherlands (and Europe), and Abrimix Pty Ltd in South Africa.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in South Africa at Abrimix headquarters. The product is available in various sizes and is manufactured to the specifications and needs of the user.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by directly contacting the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, approximately 15 installations of the product have been completed.

Description of product

Chemical flocculation, high shear reactor, suspended solids flotation column

Material of construction and/or active chemical

Metal body of construction, chemical treatment varied dependent on source requirements

Bacteria reduction


Capacity (L)


Virus reduction


Protozoa reduction


Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction


Maximum recommended influent turbidity levels (NTU)


Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

>10 NTU

Design Specifications

This product relies largely on chemical flocculation to effectively treat water. Raw water is fed into the system via a pump, conditioning reagents are added as well as air. The water continues through the system to an in-line high shear reactor, which contains flocculants to remove contaminants in the water. Flocculant polymers are then added to the solution before passing into the suspended solids flotation tank for final processing. Treated water is then released via a tap at the base of the tank, and sludge waste is removed from the top of the tank. The product comes in four different sizes with varying processing volumes: 5, 10, 30, and 60L/hr.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer, both online and in-person.

Replacement Components



The product has an expected lifetime of over 10years.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer cites rapid and effective separation of suspended solids (organic/inorganic) from a liquid medium and accelerated precipitation and specific dissolved salts and metals.

Vetted Performance Status

No formal testing has been completed as of 2020.


No known safety hazards with appropriate use and maintenance of the product.

Complementary Technical Systems

The manufacturer provides advice on pre-treatment methods for water sources dependent on water quality concerns.

Academic Research and References

Atwood, E., and Lombardi, J., 2018 “An introduction to a new high shear reaction enhancement and flotation technology designed to deliver process efficiencies to metallurgical and industrial waste water treatment applications“, Jamela Technologies Ltd, CO.

“Contact •,” ABRIMIX, 29-Oct-2020. Available: https://abrimix.co.za/contact/

“Trident HSR High Rate Clarifier,” WesTech Engineering. Available: https://www.westech-inc.com/products/package-water-treatment-plant-trident-hsr

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

: “Lifequest World Corp?::,” Lifequestcorp.com. Available: https://www.lifequestcorp.com/about

: “Lifequest World Corp?::,” Lifequestcorp.com. Available: https://www.lifequestcorp.com/biopipe

: “Lifequest World Corp?::,” Lifequestcorp.com. Available: https://www.lifequestcorp.com/glanris

Compliance with regulations

As of 2020, the manufacturer is seeking certification for compliance with regulations.

Evaluation methods


Other Information

Abrimix is a joint venture partner of LifeQuest World Corp. LifeQuest partners include Biopipe, Glanris, and more.

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