Category Archives: Wastewater Industry

Understanding Ceramic Epoxies and NSF 600

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

Ceramic EpoxyFor more than 35 years, Induron Protective Coatings has manufactured ceramic epoxies for various corrosive environments, including potable water storage tanks and water treatment facilities. On Jan. 1, 2023, the industry will undergo a change as the requirements NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 are adopted into the NSF Std 61 Health Effects Evaluation and Criteria for Chemicals in Drinking Water standard.  Continue reading Understanding Ceramic Epoxies and NSF 600

Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part III)

By: Bill Seawell, Induron Technical Service Manager

treatement plantWater and wastewater treatment plants require a variety of industrial coatings due to their diverse service environments. From potable water immersion to aeration basins to exterior weathering systems, each service is different and requires a specialized coatings solution for corrosion protection.  Continue reading Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part III)

Empowering Engineers: An Interactive Treatment Plant Specification Guide

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings National Sales Manager

Treatment Plant CoatingsThe infrastructure bill recently passed into law allocates $50 billion dollars to improve the nation’s drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure. The need is well documented as water systems throughout the country have been ordered to upgrade their systems via EPA Consent Decree.  Continue reading Empowering Engineers: An Interactive Treatment Plant Specification Guide

Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part II)

By: Bill Seawell, Induron Technical Service Manager

Water and wastewater treatment plants require a variety of industrial coatings due to their diverse service environments. From potable water immersion to aeration basins, each service requires a specialized coatings solution for corrosion protection. The goal of this treatment plant coatings blog series is to inform owners and engineers of the best questions to ask when communicating with contractors and paint manufacturers to determine an ideal engineering solution.  Continue reading Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part II)

What Do you Get When High Performance Coatings and Quality Craftsmanship Meet to Take on Settling Basins?

By: Paul Powers, Induron North Central Regional Manager

Back in 2018, Induron teamed up with Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) to develop specifications for several of their uncoated aging settling basins, which were in critical need of refurbishment. After several discussions, reviewing the condition of the basins, and working within the regulations unique to the region, the specifications for refurbishing the settling basins were ready to go.  Continue reading What Do you Get When High Performance Coatings and Quality Craftsmanship Meet to Take on Settling Basins?

Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part I)

By: Bill Seawell, Induron Technical Service Manager


PotaWater and wastewater treatment plants offer the greatest variety of coating needs of all industrial facilities. These facilities contain an enormous variety of service environments from potable water immersion, exterior weathering service (both the chemically stressed and “regular” varieties), secondary containment, solid chemical exposure, floors, pipe interiors, pipe exteriors, bar screens, screw pumps, headworks, chlorine chambers, aeration basins…and the list goes on and on. Continue reading Dirty Jobs: A Guide to Treatment Plant Coatings (Part I)

Protecting AQUA America’s Most Valuable Assets

By: Tex Enoch, Induron Water Tank Manager

Throughout 2021, Induron had the opportunity to work with several different contractors to specify coatings systems for the restoration and repainting of potable water storage tanks of various sizes operated by AQUA America.  Continue reading Protecting AQUA America’s Most Valuable Assets

The Magic of Ceramic Epoxies

Ceramic epoxiesThe ceramic spheres that make up part of the pigment package in Induron’s ceramic epoxies pack a lot of power to add “magical” layers of protection for both steel and concrete substrates. Ceramic epoxies are a perfect solution for water, wastewater, and treatment plants.  Continue reading The Magic of Ceramic Epoxies

Success Story: Coffeeville Elevated Water Tank 10-Year Inspection

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

Tank interiorBack in 2011, Willis Engineering and the town of Coffeeville, Mississippi requested a coatings specification for a 250,000-gallon elevated water tank. This tank had been in service since it was built in 1996 and was in need of renovation. The original material had started to fail at its 15-year mark.  Continue reading Success Story: Coffeeville Elevated Water Tank 10-Year Inspection