Protect Human and Environmental Health with GRP Covers

Glass-reinforced plastic has long been used as a sturdy and reliable material. But when it comes to the material's greener applications - does it stand the test? The short answer is yes. The longer answer involves breaking down the various ways in which Glass-reinforced plastic can protect the environment from corrosive and offensive chemicals and odours.

Longevity of our Covers

Corrosive-resistant GRP cover solutions

Resistant materials are often expensive and can wear over time, however, GRP will offer you the best and most durable material out there. Unlike wood, GRP won't warp, rot or decay from exposure to moisture — or succumb to corrosion, insects, mould or mildew. It is highly corrosion-resistant.

Unlike steel, GRP won't rust when it's exposed to harsh weather and chemicals. This means your offensive odours won't escape, thus not harming or polluting your immediate atmosphere. This is why GRP is considered to be a highly effective and reliable material to use for odour management in the UK.

Human health

Correlation between Air Quality and Wastewater Pollution

Wastewater treatment plants are known to release aerosols into the atmosphere and cause health issues to people working with the plants and living in the surrounding areas. The droplets from these are documented to carry ten to thousand times more bacteria into the atmosphere than the sources of water pollution.

This is why odour management solutions are so vital for the environment and for human health, too. Glass-reinforced plastic offers a secure cover for your sewage, its bacteria, and the aerosols.

The presence of microorganisms in wastewater is also related to the quality and climate of the site, even in purified wastewaters depend on the employed method of purification.

Air pollution of sewage plants

How we're combating this at Corporate Engineering

Sewage is a top polluter not only by water but also by air. Big-city sewage facilities across the nation are major sources of a number of chemical air pollutants that are either known or believed to be health hazards.

Firstly, chemicals such as pH neutralisers, anti-foaming agents, coagulants and flocculants are used to treat the sewage.

On top of that, the preexisting chemicals found within sewage before it is treated for safety are nitrogen and phosphorus from human waste, food and certain soaps and detergents.

It is important that we ensure no excess of these chemicals is evaporated into the air due to an open-top sewage system. Fitting bespoke and airtight sewage covers prevents pollution from happening.