System economizes use of CO2 to neutralize process water pH, TSS

Sources: Fortrans Inc., Wendell, N.C.; CP staff

New in-line diffusion and injection technology overcomes maintenance, efficiency and cost obstacles long associated with using carbon dioxide to bring concrete operations’ process water to pH levels suited for environmental release or municipal sewer discharge. Covered by late-2011 patent filings, Fortrans’ technology positions ready mixed and precast producers to trade safety concern-clouded acid treatment methods for one using benign CO2.

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