Bibko North America adds Fortrans pH management systems

Sources: Bibko North America, LLC, Cedar Falls, Iowa; CP staff

Concrete reclaiming equipment specialist Bibko NA has become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian market representative of the Model 5000 pH control systems for treating concrete operations’ process and commingled process-storm water.

A December 2011 distribution agreement with Wendell, N.C.-based Fortrans Inc. ensures that concrete producers will receive the full attention and support of Bibko NA’s dealer network. Dealer staff will be available to travel to a customer’s site, help with equipment selection and installation, and do follow-up service calls.

“Fortrans pH control systems are a perfect fit with our array of products and services for concrete and process water reclaiming and recycling,” said Bibko NA Director of Marketing and Sales Owen Blevins. “Concrete producers have long struggled with the proper disposal of concrete process water, which is highly alkaline. The Model 5000 line directly addresses that problem with safe, acid-free carbon dioxide injection and diffusion.”

With precise monitoring and control of alkalinity in pit systems, settling basins, lagoons and other containment areas, the treatment process reduces potable water usage by yielding water suited to recycling, rinsing trucks and other equipment, and dust control. Simple, low-maintenance design makes the 5000 Series models safer and 60–70 percent less costly to operate than acid-based systems, Fortrans engineers affirm.

Bibko NA’s site,, provides education, tools and resources about concrete reclaiming and water recycling.