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Acid Plant Database  August 8, 2014

Owner General Chemicals LLC

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Background Formerly
- Peridot
- Tennessee Chemical Company 
Location 1580 Columbia Nitrogen Road
Augusta, Georgia
USA 30901
Website www.genchemcorp.com
Plant

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Coordinates* 33° 26' 0" N, 81° 56' 10" W
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur (Molten)
Plant Capacity H2SO4/Oleum: 850 STPD, 50 ton/h (permitted), 438,000 ton/a
Alum Plant: 270 STPD
Sodium Bisulfite: 5445 lb/h, 23,850 ton/a
SA/DA 3/1 DA
Emissions SO2: 2.6 lb/ton (3h average)
Acid Mist: 0.08 lb/ton
Status Operating
Year Built -
Technology Monsanto (MECS)
Contractor -
Remarks

Convert existing 4 (3x1) catalyst bed 850 STPD double absorption sulfuric acid plant to 3 catalyst bed single absorption arrangement with the existing third catalyst bed and Oleum-interstage absorption system, and existing fourth catalyst bed and final absorption system operating in parallel.  Modified existing sulfuric acid plant to increase capacity to 1,200 STPD (100% basis) sulfuric acid and Oleum, and add sodium bisulfite system to produce 23,850 STPY of sodium bisulfite solution. Acid products include 93.19% and 98.5%, sulfuric acid, 24% Oleum, and 38% total reducing agents (TRA) sodium bisulfite solution. Tail gas from acid plant is scrubbed with soda ash to produce concentrated sodium bisulfite solution for sales and maintain stack gas emissions within allowable levels. Ten days storage for soda ash and sodium bisulfite with loading and unloading systems.

Permits

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch
Facility ID: 04-13-245-00008
Title V Permit

Permit No. Issue Date Expiry Date Date Modified
2819-245-0008-V-01-0 January 8, 2001 - -
2819-245-0008-V-01-1 October 29, 2003 - -
2819-245-0008-V-02-0 January 8, 2001 - Februrary 24, 2004
2819-245-0008-V-03-0 June 6, 2006 - -
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July 31, 2014 - Two ChemTrade employees are being treated for burns after being sprayed with sulfuric acid Thursday.  Firefighters were called to the business on Columbia Nitrogen Road around 10 a.m. in reference to a spill, according to a fire department news release. First responders located two employees who had suffered burns. One employee suffered significant burns and the other less severe injuries.  Both were taken to the James M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital for treatment.  The sulfuric acid, which was contained within a dike system, had no environmental impact, officials said. (The Augusta Chronicle)

October 29, 2009 - American Securities LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, today announces that it has completed its acquisition of GenTek, Inc., a Parsippany, New Jersey-based provider of specialty inorganic chemical products and valve actuation systems and components for automotive and heavy duty/commercial engines. Equity was provided by American Securities Partners V, L.P., a $2.3 billion private equity partnership.
GenTek operates through two business segments: performance chemicals and valve actuation systems. The performance chemicals segment provides: (1) water treatment products, primarily used by municipalities, (2) various grades of sulfuric acid as well as sulfuric acid regeneration services for the refining and chemical industries, (3) ingredients used in prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements and veterinary health products, and (4) high purity electronic chemicals. The valve actuation segment provides performance-critical valve train components for a full range of gas and diesel engines. GenTek operates over 50 manufacturing facilities and technical centers and has approximately 1,100 employees.
In commenting on the transaction, Matthew F. LeBaron, a managing director of American Securities, said, “We are delighted to have closed this investment and to begin our partnership with GenTek’s management team. GenTek's specialty chemicals business has a leading position in the markets it serves, and its automotive valve business is well-positioned to grow. We are looking forward to working with GenTek's management team to continue to build the business.”
William E. Redmond, Jr., GenTek’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to have completed this transaction with American Securities and look forward to the next stage of GenTek’s development. We are excited to continue to grow and improve our company with American Securities’ support.”

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
 

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