Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties – FloMag H
Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry for Wastewater Treatment
About the Company:
Martin Marietta is an American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials. Through a network of operations spanning 28 states, Canada and the Bahamas, dedicated Martin Marietta teams supply the resources necessary for building the solid foundations on which our communities thrive.
Martin Marietta’s Magnesia Specialties business produces high-purity magnesia and dolomitic lime products used worldwide in environmental, industrial, agricultural and specialty applications.
About the Solution:
Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties' high purity, magnesium hydroxide is used for pH control and alkalinity supplementation in wastewater treatment applications.
FloMag® products are non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, safe, and cost-effective treatment options versus caustic soda and lime. FloMag® H magnesium hydroxide buffers to a maximum pH of 9 in most wastewater streams, making biomass damaging pH excursions in biological wastewater treatment systems less likely. In addition, FloMag® improves solids settling and dewatering, resulting in reduced sludge volume when compared to caustic soda and lime.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Additives generally fall into two categories, feed additives and manure additives.
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Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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