Concrete Washout Cube

Concrete washout cubes are used to contain concrete washout when wagon chutes are cleaned after delivery to the construction site. Concrete washout water is hazardous to the environment because of the high pH levels and chemical additives.

The washout cubes are constructed from IBCs where the top is cut off and a filter bag is inserted inside.

Concrete wagons are permitted to only washout their chute onsite by placing it over the IBC cube, where the filter bag catches the solids and allows for the water to pass through.

The water collected in the bottom of the IBC can be released into a bucket via a tap and then reused for cleaning the next wagon chute.

When the IBC becomes full the water is removed using a pump and discharged into a CO2 treatment facility, reducing the pH of the water so that it is safe to discharge into the environment.

The filter bag containing the solids is removed and sent away as waste.

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Entry submitted by Morgan Sindall


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