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IER provides safe alternatives to wastewater treatment chemicals to Muscatine, Iowa businesses including food and beverage, meat and dairy processing, microelectronic, municipal wastewater, winery, and brewery businesses.

At our Muscatine Wastewater Treatment Plant, our primary objective is to remove harmful pollutants and contaminants from the wastewater generated by homes, businesses, and industries across the city. Through advanced technologies and efficient processes, we ensure that the discharged water meets or exceeds stringent environmental standards, preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings and protecting aquatic life.

The treatment process begins with the intake of raw wastewater from various sources, where it undergoes a series of rigorous physical, chemical, and biological treatments. Suspended solids, organic matter, and harmful chemicals are meticulously removed, allowing the water to be purified and made safe for eventual discharge into local water bodies.

Our team of skilled and dedicated professionals works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards of water quality and safety. Regular monitoring and quality checks are conducted to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and to continuously improve our environmental performance.

As a cornerstone of environmental stewardship in Muscatine, we take great pride in our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and the betterment of the community. With each drop of water that leaves our facility, we contribute to a cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant ecosystem for generations to come.

Because, as we like to say here at IER, there is only one Earth. Mars is for Quitters!

AMALGAM is a safer, greener, and more cost-effective Centralia wastewater treatment solution.

AMALGAM-60 (60% Mg(OH)2) has a higher neutralizing value per pound than any other alkaline additive.  This translates into a 40% reduction in chemical usage when compared with caustic soda while being significantly safer for operators to handle and more nutritive for the microorganisms being maintained – making it the most cost-effective option.

Benefits of AMALGAM

Lower Usage Rate

When an alkaline compound dissolves in water, they produce OH (hydroxide) ions, making the solution more alkaline.

AMALGAM-60 (60% Mg(OH)2) provides two hydroxides for alkalinity compared to NaOH Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide).

The required usage rate of AMALGAM-60 is far less than NaOH.

AMALGAM-60 vs Caustic Soda Graph | IER Wastewater Solutions


AMALGAM is non-hazardous and non-corrosive, making it easier and safer to handle for people in Centralia. Spills caused by AMALGAM are non-reportable.

Caustic Soda (NaOH) can be strongly irritating and corrosive causing burns and damage to skin tissue which is why AMALGAM is a perfect replacement.

Caustic Soda Chemical Burn | Learn about IER's non-hazardous and non-corrosive alternatives


AMALGAM provides an environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment chemical solution. Because magnesium is a macronutrient, the core element of chlorophyll which makes everything green, it is beneficial to the environment.

Magnesium also helps in reducing sludge volume, reducing sludge hauling fees due to its coagulation properties.

Environmentally-Friendly Wastewater Treatment | IER Wastewater Solutions

Our Muscatine Industries Serviced:

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Wastewater from industrial manufacturers and processing plants has a range of chemicals and total suspended solids (TSS) which can make treating the water more difficult.

We work with a range of industries and manufacturers to help meet your needs and comply with industry, local, and regional regulations and guidelines.

IER provides a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to industrial wastewater treatment chemicals by using AMALGAM to neutralize the water.

Our Other Industries Serviced

Sewage and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

IER provides wastewater treatment chemicals for Muscatine Sewage and Municipal networks. Sewage networks can provide challenges including infrastructure damage, odor complaints, potential health and safety hazards, corrosion of sewer assets, pump station wells, discharge manholes, and treatment plants.

With fast-paced urbanization and development and environmental pressure on industrial emissions, there is increased pressure on water utilities to find safer and sustainable solutions to wastewater treatment chemicals.

IER provides a safe alternative to sewage and municipal wastewater treatment in Muscatine networks by using AMALGAM to neutralize the water and improve productivity.

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Food and Beverage Processing Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Wastewater from food and beverage companies have high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demands (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats oils, and grease (FOG), and nutrients such as nitrogen (including ammonia) and phosphate.

It is important to treat wastewater from Muscatine food and beverage companies as it reduces the freshwater use and the waste can be converted to biogas which can produce electricity.

IER provides a safe alternative to food and beverage processing wastewater treatment by using AMALGAM to neutralize the water.

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Meat & Dairy Processing Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Meat and dairy manufacturing wastewater is hard to treat due to its high salinity levels and heavy loading of contaminants.

The wastewater produced has high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demands (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats oils and grease (FOG), and nutrients such as nitrogen (including ammonia) and phosphate.

IER provides a safe alternative to meat and dairy wastewater treatment by using AMALGAM to neutralize the water.

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Microelectronics Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

Microelectronics and Semiconductor wastewater are difficult to treat because of their strong color, high chemical oxygen demand (COD), high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and heavy metals, resulting in potential contamination of the environment

Removing contaminated metal ions from wastewater is done by raising the pH so it forms insoluble metal hydroxide precipitates. This can be complex and dangerous as some pH levels need to be adjusted quite high in order to form the precipitates.

IER provides a safe alternative to microelectronic wastewater treatment by using AMALGAM to neutralize the water.

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Winery and Brewery Production Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

For winery and brewery production wastewater treatment chemicals, IER can provide your business in Muscatine with a safe alternative to caustic soda. Wineries need to maintain low effluent levels, adjust fluctuations in flow and strength, and reuse water in the vineyard.

Wastewater from wineries can produce pH, phosphate, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and total suspended solids (TSS), which can skyrocket during the busier months.

IER provides a safe, environmentally-friendly alternative to winery and brewery wastewater treatment by using AMALGAM to help protect your bottom line and preserve the health of your environment for future growth.

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Our Wastewater Treatment Chemical Solutions

IER provides a range of solutions for wastewater treatment chemicals for Muscatine businesses and manufacturers including:

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

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 to businesses in Muscatine.

We bring 20 years of experience working with plant engineers and operators to offer the most cost-effective solutions for their specific needs.

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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