The water sector is under ever-increasing demand from urban population growth, extreme weather events, and aging infrastructure. GFRP composites are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to materials long relied on by engineers.

GFRP composite development using the pultrusion process can be manufactured with tight tolerances when used as a system component, increase asset life cycles, and reduce expenditure on maintenance.

GFRP Advantages in Water and Wastewater Applications

Composites offer a number of physical properties that make them a highly desirable material in the aggressive environments of water and wastewater industries:

  • corrosion-resistance
  • high chemical resistance
  • no maintenance requirements
  • low moisture absorption
  • excellent durability. 

Our recent article, FRP Composites, the Sustainable Material for Water & Wastewater Treatment Applications, takes an in-depth look at why engineers are using pultruded composites to provide structural solutions for improved resilience. 

Examples of Composite Development Projects for Water and Wastewater Projects 

Wastewater Aeration System

The Aquablade is a thin-diameter composite with a bespoke coving shape. It is used for sewerage aeration. Key features include high chemical resistance and tight tolerances to fit into the original clip design. The composite profile replaced aluminum, which was prone to corrosion.

Wastewater Filtration Component

We developed a fiberglass rod with machined details for large water filtration systems used in water treatment plants. 

Desalination Plants

The Kwinana Desalination Plant in Perth, Australia used Mateenbarâ„¢ concrete reinforcement to take advantage of its corrosion resistance and durability. By using non-metallic composite materials, the ongoing costs of maintenance are reduced and the asset lifecycle is increased.

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