2018 Chemifloc Complete Inaugural STEM programme with Transition Year students

Shannon, Co. Clare, 16 Nov 2018: Chemifloc recently particiapted in it's second STEM programme - this time with a focus on Women in STEM Roles. The STEM programme is run in conjunction with the Shannon Chamber, hosting Transition Year students from several secondary schools in the region including St. Patrick's Comp, Shannon, Crescent Comp & St Clements College Limerick & St Flannan's Ennis. Highlights of the day Included

Interactive presentations on Water & Waste Water Treatment,

Aluminium Hydroxide: Raw material sourcing, transport, manufacturing, chemistry, 

Ferric Sulphate: Raw material sourcing, transport, manufacturing, chemistry.

The Chemifloc transport fleet: trucks, tankers, diggers JCBs MEWPs

Full Chemifloc H&S review: H&S in everything we do.

Full site tour of all aspects of manufacturing from raw material, reactions, pumping, storage and transport

QA Chemistry lab talk and experiments, including an elephants toothpaste demonstration

The Water Cycle: presentation

Water Treatment plant operation

Boliska Lough, Spiddal Co Galway water sample study

The Coagulation process overview

Full interactive hands on lab demo of Jar Testing procedures

Picture: Chemifloc's Edwin Roycroft (far right) with TY students during the Chemifloc STEM Programme - Women in STEM Roles

Chemifloc, which now employs over 50 people at its manufacturing facility in Smithstown and its storage facility in Foynes is one of Shannon’s longest established indigenous employers, manufacturing of chemical treatments used to produce safe drinking water for Irish homes and businesses and to protect the environment by treating wastewater since 1981.