When plumbing drainage systems include the discharge of corrosive, toxic and flammable wastes, special attention should be placed in treating the waste. Such untreated waste can physically damage a building’s plumbing system as well as the environment.
A solution to this problem of waste treatment is the utilization of a Neutralization Tank. The Neutralization Tank is positioned so that acidic waste is collected and passed through this tank prior to discharging into the general sewer system. The waste is chemically neutralized in this tank. It is important to note that the tank is an acid neutralizer and not intended to perform acid dilution. For optimal tank performance, it is not recommended that acidic waste be further diluted prior to neutralization. Therefore, all acidic effluent should be gathered separately from other non-acidic waste and non-acidic waste should bypass the neutralization tank.