Northern West Virginia Advanced Water Treatment Facility
Mannington, WV, USA
Category: Water Treatment & Storage
Dunkard Creek, located in a coal mining region in the Monongahela Valley in West Virginia, developed toxic golden algae blooms that quickly killed all fish and aquatic life along a 30-mile stretch. This led Consol Energy to construct a new water treatment plant that uses a zero solids discharge process to effectively treat the acidic discharge water from three local mines and remove the toxic pollutants from the mine water before it is funneled into local rivers.
PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat both concrete tanks exposed to the high levels of dissolved solids and salts in the treatment process. As a unique integral waterproofing product, PENETRON ADMIX prevents chlorides from migrating into concrete and causing premature structural failures in aggressive environments.