Mill Expansion Increases Production by 50% and Drops Water Use by 90%

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 6, Pg. 70-71

Document Type: Feature article


Armco's Kansas City steel works expansion is nominated for 1978 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award. Extensive provisions for air and water pollution control is one reason. Water withdrawals and discharges to the local river were reduced 90 percent. Mill water is used 16 times before being treated and returned into the river. Also impressive were the massive and complicated foundations for major equipment and the erection of a 148-ton girder.

Subject Headings: Water use

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