Waste water processing plants are something that no city, or large industrial facility like power station, pulp and paper factory or steel plant, can go without. If one went out of function, it would catch everyone’s attention very quickly and most likely lead to significant losses in downtime, penalties or health and safety issues.
One of the main materials that make parts of a waste water utility plant is concrete. Concrete is seen by most people as a very durable material, and that’s fundamentally true, but it’s far from being absolutely resistant to damages. Most usual kinds of damages that can occur on concrete are mechanical and chemical.
Waste water facilities are made of concrete and metal almost in their entirety. Both materials are prone to wear, while metal is additionally threatened by corrosion. The wear damage is caused by abrasive particles flowing through the plant or chemicals used in…
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