The Chemistry of Corrosion
Under acidic or turbulent conditions, hydrogen sulfide is released from wastewater in the form of gas. Thiobacillus bacteria in the system oxidize the gas to form sulfuric acid, which corrodes sewer pipes and weaken concrete structures, shortening the life of your wastewater treatment system.
Over time this can lead to dangerous leaks, sewer and street collapses. According to a study by the U.S. EPA, this damage costs the nation billions of dollars in repairs and emergency services.
The good news is that, by updating your hydrogen sulfide treatment regimen, you can address both problems at once, eliminating odors and preventing corrosion.