World of Concrete 2020 Preview

Are you ready? It’s time to head to Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2020. The education part of the conference, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will take place from February 3 through February 7, and the exhibits will begin a day later on February 4. You can count on meeting industry professionals, networking with peers, seeing exciting

pH Control in Wastewater

So you’ve run your cement wastewater and slurry through a filter press to clean it, and it’s ready to be reused or dumped—WRONG! You’re on the right path by making sure it’s clean and by not dumping wastewater, but you need to make sure the pH balance of the water is at the appropriate level. This is especially important when

Why do I Need Dewatering Technology?

Industries that produce slurry as a by-product may be left wondering if they need dewatering technology, and why it’s important to have it. Dewatering is the process of removing water from solid material or soil. The process can be completed several different ways—some easier than others—including wet classification, centrifugation, filtration, or another solid-liquid separation process. By answering the questions below

How to Prevent my Industry from Contributing to the Water Crisis

It’s hard to go anywhere without being reminded of the trouble the earth is in. It’s a hot button issue in all of the current political conversations. Our environment is struggling, and we’re seeing various facets of that struggle in every part of the world. Areas closer to home than you’d expect are facing the water crisis. The occurrence of

OSHA’s Silica Standards

Silica can be a dangerous substance to work with. When workers are grinding, cutting, sawing, or polishing materials that contain silica, they have the chance of being exposed to silica dust. This exposure can lead to health problems—more specifically, lung problems. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently changed the game for silica standards by requesting information of

Handling Silica Dust when Working Dry

Silica, also referred to as silicon dioxide, is a compound that is more than just dust. When workers are exposed to silica dust, it can lead to serious health problems. It’s often found in quartz, but it’s also a major component of sand. Workers are exposed to silica dust when they begin working with materials that contain silica. They may

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 dioxide,

What the Mud Hen Can’t Do

If your industry produces slurry as a by-product, you probably know that it’s not always easy to deal with. You have to manage it carefully so that you don’t violate any wastewater discharge regulations. The Mud Hen is a great concrete slurry water system. But let’s talk about what it can’t do.   It Can’t Make Your Slurry Disappear The

Agencies that Regulate Water

Producing wastewater doesn’t come without some inconveniences. By now, you know you can’t simply dump that water down the drain or into freshwater resources. 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 more than a couple handfuls of state and federal