The completion of the wastewater treatment plant’s (WWTP) upgrades this summer doubled its flow capacity from 4.6 million gallons per day (MGD) to 9 MGD. The layout of the new WWTP includes a Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) system which reduces the ammonia and phosphorus in the treated wastewater flow prior to discharge into nearby Prairie Creek. In addition, four new plant influent pumps, two new secondary clarifier tanks, four tertiary cloth filters, a bio-solids digester boiler/heat exchanger, a rotary sludge thickener, a sludge dewatering centrifuge, and a long-term bio-solids storage building were added.
Adding PENETRON ADMIX SB to the concrete mix reduces concrete permeability, increases chemical resistance, and enables self-sealing of any hairline cracks. This helps enhance the durability of the plant’s key concrete components,” adds Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron Group. “Last but not least, PENETRON ADMIX SB was also the most cost-effective crystalline waterproofing solution that was considered for this project.
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