The new wastewater treatment plant in Irkutsk, Russia, took up operation again after a comprehensive, multi-year renovation and upgrade program. PENETRON ADMIX was used to provide the level of concrete durability required to withstand the exposure to aggressive chemicals and the Siberian climate.
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The largest city in Siberia and a major industrial center, Irkutsk is home to many manufacturing and engineering companies in the railway, aircraft, and metallurgy sectors. The city of about 640,000 lies at the confluence of two major Siberian rivers and endures an extreme climate of warm, wet summers and very cold, dry winters (annual temperature of 32°F/0°C).
The city’s wastewater treatment plant, originally built in 1963, has undergone numerous repairs and upgrades over past decades. However, the increasing effluent loads and outdated sewage treatment technology have made a comprehensive renovation of the Irkutsk facility necessary.
“With plans to integrate Irkutsk with satellite towns to form a metropolitan area of over a million inhabitants, it was vital to expand the capacity of the plant,” explains Igor Chernogolov, President of Penetron Russia.