The new Maline Creek Storage Facility, is a 2,700-feet-long, 28-feet diameter storage tunnel that was built 175 feet below the surface. Located just upstream of the confluence to the Mississippi River, the facility will store excess water and sewage during heavy weather. After the rain subsides, a pump station will transfer the stored runoff and wastewater back into the system for treatment at the Bissell Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The project contractors needed a solution to prevent microbially-induced corrosion (MIC) in the concrete structures of the Maline Creek Storage Facility. MSD and the project engineers pinpointed specific concrete structures that were most susceptible to MIC. Penetron worked with the precast manufacturer, to add the antimicrobial concrete admixture to protect key precast concrete elements.
February 18, 2021
Penetron Technology Protects Concrete Against Bio-Damage
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