De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadways and for air travel and is used fairly frequently through the winter. There are several chemicals used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol.
Leachate and condensate from landfills can contain hazardous constituents either as a direct result of the waste disposed in the facility (e.g., household hazardous wastes) or as a result of the breakdown of the chemical compounds found in waste (e.g., leachate derived constituents).
Polymers are used in the headworks of wastewater treatment plants to facilitate the flocculation or coagulation of suspended solids to produce large curds of solid materials. They also aid in de-watering of digester cake, reducing the water content and permitting easier, less expensive transport of waste materials to the landfill.
Vertical chemical storage tanks in many cases have an outlet as a means to empty the tank. In the past and even now, this has been accomplished by drilling a hole in the bottom sidewall of a tank and inserting an outlet post-production.
Maintaining the proper temperature of a chemical is often critical for safe storage. With Poly Processing tanks, heat pads and insulation are available to maintain the specific temperature of the chemical being stored. Heating pads and foam insulation combine to maintain the chemical temperature even when the tank is exposed to lower ambient temperatures.
Installing ultrasonic level systems for your tanks allows you to monitor liquid levels with added safety and less chance of contamination. These systems constantly track how much is in the tank and display the information remotely.
Do you need to know how to properly retrofit a tank to store a different chemical? Looking at installing a new tank? Concerned about your 15-year-old polyethylene tank? Do the sidewall fittings, venting, and brackets of your tank ensure safe operation and long tank life? For the answers to these chemical storage tank questions and more, the Poly Processing Field Service team is here to assist.
Proper installation is one of the three most critical steps to ensuring a long-lasting and effective chemical storage tank. Here's how the installation of the fittings is done, and why they must be done correctly.
A wide variety of compounded colors are available for polyethylene storage tanks. However, one color almost always selected for higher end storage solutions, such as storing harsh, aggressive chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, is black, especially when the tank is used outdoors.
Correct chemical storage design begins with the chemical in mind first, and then building a system to protect that product and your surrounding environment.
Barium is a chemical found at relatively low levels in nature; however, if it seeps into the drinking water and it is consumed regularly, it can cause a variety of potential health problems. Due to these significant health risks, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has ordered all water treatment plants in areas with higher levels of barium to remove its contents from the water prior to releasing it to the public for consumption.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking or fracing, is the process of making small cracks or fractures in underground rocks to release the oil or natural gas inside. Scientists must analyze the physical characteristics of the rocks to be fractured before fracking can begin.