Handling Chemicals Responsibly

By March 15, 2017 April 26th, 2017 Tanks

Handling Chemicals Responsibly is More Important Now Than Ever Before.

Handling Chemicals Responsibly“The need for concentrated chemicals in water quality and wastewater treatment applications is a fact of life. Hazardous, toxic chemicals, such as Sodium Hypochlorite, Chlorine Dioxide, Sulfuric Acid, Amines and Caustics are in use throughout the country in unlikely places where potential exposure to the general public is at risk. Places like hospitals, convention centers, amusement parks, universities and even hotels and office buildings require storage and dispensation of these concentrated and hazardous chemicals to treat recirculating water and effluent of mechanical equipment like boilers, cooling towers, HVAC systems and waste streams, to insure public safety in preserving air and water quality and elimination of toxic and biological exposure in our waste streams and the environment at large.”

The above excerpt is from an Editorial Article on a subject that we are well versed on. Chemical storage and workplace safety are factors we take into consideration when we make all of our Peabody Engineering Products.

Some key highlights of the article include:

  • Environmental contamination
  • Testing and remediation of the site
  • Monitoring and testing for months or even years after the spill
  • Reporting to agencies like EPA
  • Tank configuration
  • Materials of Construction
  • Operating pressure
  • Secondary containment recommended to protect from primary tank failure
  • Other considerations

You can read the full published article online at http://www.pollutionequipment-digital.com.

Additionally you can download a PDF of the article to keep handy as reference material.