World of Concrete 2020 Preview

World of Concrete 2020, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is less than one month away. Exhibits will go from February 4 through February 7, while the education portion will begin on February 3. Meet industry professionals, network with peers, see exciting events and demos, and cheer during competitions all week long. As the authority on concrete and masonry,

Sludge vs. Slurry: What’s the Difference?

Are you curious about the difference between sludge and slurry? You may use the words interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. They are both by-products of similar processes in industrial, refining, and wastewater industries.   While they might be produced from similar processes, sludge and slurry are different, from their texture to their components. Sludge is thick and

Wells Precast – Case Study

In September of 2018, Wells Precast, a precast solutions provider in Albany, Minnesota had come to a crossroads with their efforts to deal with their slurry water generated from washing down their equipment. Their old filter press was no longer keeping up with their demand, and it was also in a separate building a few hundred yards from where their

OSHA’s New Silica Standards

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently changed the game for silica standards by requesting information of Table 1 of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. The hope is that, with this extra information, more regulations could be put into place and fewer businesses and workers will feel the regulatory and safety burdens.   Silica, or silicon

Who Polices Water?

As a wastewater producer, you might be struggling to figure out who polices water. And we aren’t talking about the people that police the lake you’re boating around in. Depending on the state you live in, there will be different laws and agencies regulating wastewater discharge. For instance, if you’re in California, you can count on at least 12 different

Remote and App-Based IIoT

We’re seeing an increase in the implementation of remote and app-based IIoT (industrial internet of things). It’s a way for machines to communicate about the process without actually disturbing the process. It’s a great way for businesses to keep track of what is going on with their equipment so they can effectively maintain it.   The data collected using remote

Lack of Best Practices

It’s an unfortunate but true fact. There is a lack of industry standards when it comes to not only wastewater discharge, but a slew of other best practices. Best practices maintain a standard of quality. Best practices may be methods or techniques that are accepted as superior when compared to all other methods and techniques. These best practices produce the

Ongoing Maintenance for Water Filtration Systems

Investing in a water filtration system, like a filter press, can be a huge commitment. While filter presses are the most effective solution for taking care of slurry and wastewater, the upfront cost can be intimidating. The efficiency a filter press will create—in addition to eliminating the fear of violating wastewater discharge regulations—is well worth the cost. In order to

Lack of Universal Wastewater Discharge Standards

Being part of an industry that produces slurry water and wastewater can be difficult. With a lack of universal wastewater discharge standards for, it might be hard to determine which regulations you need to follow.   Within an industry that produces wastewater—whether it’s the concrete industry or you’re dealing with professional car wash wastewater—you have to be mindful of wastewater

Water Stress

How often do you think about the water crisis? Chances are that you don’t. You simply turn on your water faucet, and out comes fresh, clean water. That’s not the case for a lot of people in the world. Did you know that even though the residents of Flint, Michigan were given the all clear to drink their tap water