Municipal wastewater

Climate change coupled with population growth results in wastewater becoming an increasingly critical challenge for municipal collection systems and wastewater treatment plants.

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A growing sewer network can create issues such as infrastructure damage, odor complaints, grease accumulation, and potential health and safety hazards, as well as accelerated corrosion of sewer assets, pump stations, discharge manholes, and treatment plants.

Municipal wastewater

Both a fast-growing sewer network and an aging collection system can suffer similar maladies due to long detention times, periods of slow flow, and depletion of dissolved oxygen within sections of the network.  Under these conditions, dramatic effects of odor and gas-phase corrosion can result in a reduction in quality of life for nearby homeowners or businesses, and rapid and severe damage to the sewer system infrastructure.

With rapid urbanization and increasing environmental pressure on industrial wastewater emissions, there is an increasing pressure on wastewater utilities to find safer and more sustainable solutions to prevent odor and grease build up, to protect existing and new collections system infrastructure, and to improve the quality of the wastewater entering the treatment process.  There is no safer or more sustainable approach to solving these problems than through the use magnesium hydroxide.

While wastewater management and pollution prevention are a priority, waste-to-energy programs are increasingly needed to improve the energy efficiency of treatment facilities by maximizing the economics of biogas generation from anaerobic systems.  Again, magnesium hydroxide is the primary alkali of choice to optimize biogas production.

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IER offers safe, cost-effective and earth-friendly wastewater treatment alternatives, with a multitude of benefits:

Greater neutralizing value

Safer for people & better for the environment

IER is a supplier of environmentally friendly water and wastewater treatment chemicals and equipment.

IER offers Magnesium Hydroxide-based products as safe, earth-friendly alternatives to the use of caustic soda for pH neutralization, along with proprietary polymer solids removal technologies.

Owned by Calix, an Australian company with global operations, IER brings 20 years of experience working with plant engineers and operators to offer the most cost-effective solutions for their specific needs.

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We take pride in providing high-quality products, technical credibility in the applications of water, process water, and wastewater treatment, dedicated delivery specialists and equipment, and proactive on-site technical service.

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May 18, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity

An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity at a meat processing facility in the United-States.

September 14, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
Achieving sustainable dairy wastewater management with magnesium hydroxide

ALKA-Mag+, an innovative magnesium hydroxide slurry, was used by a dairy processor in the Pacific Northwest to provide better pH

November 10, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
Caustic soda replacement at a fruit processing plant

A food processing plant in the Pacific Northwest that manufactures fruit products was generating acidic wastewater and looking for a

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