Aging Infrastructure

ConShield Products Exclusively Integrates SiShield Antimicrobial Solutions

ConShield is now powered by SiShield

APM has partnered with SiShield Technologies, a creator of cutting-edge antimicrobial solutions, for its ConShield products.

ConShield products protect sewer pipes from the rampant corrosion commonly observed in municipal sewers, identified as microbial induced corrosion (MIC). MIC manifests when aerobic bacteria, mainly Thiobacillus, grow on concrete surfaces in wetted areas and above flow lines, converting O2 and H2S gas into sulfuric acid. This reaction leads to swift concrete dissolution.

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SiShield’s antimicrobial formulations integrate seamlessly with ConShield products, creating an invisible protective seal that inhibits the growth of bacteria and other destructive microbes.

ConShield products fight sewer pipe degradation and contamination. As an EPA-registered antibacterial agent, ConShield prevents MIC by effectively inhibiting the growth of T. bacteria, often thriving in sanitary sewer structures. ConShield’s composition allows it to molecularly bond with the concrete matrix, permeating the entire thickness of the concrete, be it a pipe, manhole, liner, or poured structure. ConShield cannot wash off, peel off, delaminate or form pinholes, making it a reliable, long-term protection solution for concrete in municipal sewers.

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ConShield sees this partnership as a significant value-add for its customers and stakeholders, including pre-casters, municipalities and departments of transportation.

“SiShield’s innovative solutions integrate perfectly with ConShield’s technology, creating long-lasting, safe, and durable protection for sewers and manhole structures across the country,” said Harley B. Kaplan, CEO of Waterline Renewal Technologies, the parent company of APM. “Together, we can extend the life of concrete used in sewer applications and stop premature degradation.”

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By partnering with SiShield, ConShield offers a fortified defense against the bacterial processes that produce harmful sulfuric acid in sewer systems. This collaboration ensures that the microbial processes, which have often been misunderstood as merely a “gas problem,” are addressed at their root, targeting the dangerous acid production when hydrogen sulfide gas interacts with Thiobacillus bacteria. Further, SiShield Technologies is committed to sustainable cChemistry, and its water-based solutions are non-toxic, non-leaching, and do not harm the environment or people.

“Our partnership with APM and ConShield underlines our commitment to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Their reputation for excellence in infrastructure treatment complements our cutting-edge antibacterial solutions, ensuring a more resilient urban ecosystem,” said Greg Montello, SiShield’s chief technology officer.

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Together, ConShield and SiShield protect municipal and private sewer infrastructures against relentless MIC threats. With ConShield, factors like temperature, effluent retention time, high biological oxygen demand levels, and turbulence – which often contribute to rapid bacterial growth – are now more effectively managed.

SOURCE – APM

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