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New Project From Penetron: Protecting Concrete Against Aggressive Sewage and Waste


One of the largest sewage treatment systems in the USA, the Passaic Valley Sewage Commission runs a 172-acre plant by Newark Bay that serves five counties in populous New Jersey. The plant treats a wide array of industrial and commercial liquid wastes delivered by pipeline, trucks, rail and or barge. Designed to treat 330 million gallons (1.25 billion liters) per day, the plant often has daily flows spiking up to 550 million gallons (2.08 billion liters) during rainstorms.

Looking to accommodate flow surcharges and treat caustic industrial wastes, an upgrade to the headworks was begun. The flow capacity of the previous headworks channel was often clogged with grit and debris. A new layout – using a unique ‘teardrop’ design – was developed with multiple channels to minimize accumulation. Penetron Admix was used to treat all concrete exposed to the incoming sewage and industrial waste, conforming easily to the new design and helping maintain the construction schedule.

About Penetron International

Penetron International is a leading manufacturer of integral crystalline capillary systems for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete. Penetron has been serving the design and construction industry for almost 30 years with sound technical support and performance products engineered to meet the highest manufacturing and environmental standards.

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