What Are Domestic Wastewater Treatments?
Domestic wastewater is any water that has been used throughout your home for various applications including laundry, bathing, showering, handwashing, dishwashing, house cleaning, etc. This water runs through your pipes when a faucet or other water source is turned on in your home.
Once the water source is turned off and the used water runs through your pipes again, it makes its way through your sewage system directly to your local domestic wastewater treatment facility.
At the facility, the wastewater is cleansed and purified before it’s released back into local waterways such as lakes, rivers, or oceans. Domestic wastewater treatments remove any potential contaminants, household chemicals, viruses, and bacteria that can taint local water supplies.
Residential wastewater is classified in two camps:
- Grey water (water from kitchen sinks, laundry, bathtubs, showers, etc.)
- Black water (water from toilets or urinals)
Many of the domestic wastewater treatment facilities in Ontario have been around for decades. These aging sewage systems and wastewater facilities need to be properly maintained and protected to guarantee their longevity and efficacy. Polyurea coatings for the wastewater industry provide an excellent waterproofing and protective solution that prevents leaks. They also keep internal structures, storage tanks, purification tanks, and pipework in excellent working condition for many years to come and prevent contamination.
What Are the Benefits of Polyurea Coatings for Wastewater Treatment?
Polyurea Protects Aging Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure
Concrete structures are built to last, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely indestructible. Over the years, constant water exposure can break down the compounds that make the structure sound, causing inevitable cracks and leaks throughout the structure. Applying polyurea coatings can help extend the lifespan of the structure. Polyurea forms a thick, smooth, and impenetrable membrane that prevents any liquid from getting through.
Fast Cure Time
Spray-on polyurea coatings are fast to apply and can set or dry to the touch in about six to 30 seconds. Complete curing generally takes 24 hours depending on the thickness of the membrane and how many layers were applied. Compared to other protective coatings, polyurea coatings reduce the downtime of your operations significantly.
With proper facility and infrastructure maintenance, polyurea coatings can last for a number of decades with minimal to no need for replacement or reapplication.
Polyurea coatings are by far significantly more durable than polyurethane or epoxy coatings, which can also be used to protect wastewater treatment tanks and sewage systems. Polyurea coatings are known to last a lot longer and have a higher chemical, abrasion, and corrosion resistance as well. These coatings are resistant to hydrogen sulfide concentrations that frequently occur in wastewater treatment facilities.
High Tensile Strength
Advanced polyurea coatings are a reliable rehabilitative solution for wastewater treatment facilities due to the high tensile strength. Forming an incredibly flexible membrane once it’s fully cured, polyurea has elongation capabilities up to 400% without cracking or showing any signs of damage. Additionally, it can handle consistent exposure to large amounts of water running over it and still prevent leakage and other water damages.
Due to its easy application, fast cure time, low maintenance, chemical resistance, and the fact that it can last for many decades with proper maintenance, polyurea coatings are one of the most cost-effective long-term solutions for wastewater facilities.
Where to Get High Quality Polyurea Coatings for Domestic Wastewater Treatment
IMC Distributors is one of the leading providers of advanced polyurea coatings for the wastewater treatment industry. As the exclusive partner of ISOMAT S.A. and Nukote Coating Systems in Canada, all of our polyurea coating systems are extremely durable, reliable, cost-effective, and long-lasting. Contact us today to learn more.