1. Past Project: Investigation and Analysis of Solids in Municipal Storage Tank Leads to Cleaning/Removal

    Staff at the City of Helena’s Missouri River Water Treatment Plant (MRWTP) had intended to repurpose a steel storage tank previously used to store alum. Even though the tank had been cleaned, when sodium hydroxide (lye) was added to it, it created a chemical reaction that burned a hole in the tank wall and left about three cubic yards of dense foam inside. Olympus Technical Services was contract…Read More