Columbia River Carbonates

Columbia River Carbonates

Columbia River Carbonates was established in 1985 as a supplier of high grade, ultra-fine ground calcium carbonate throughout the Northwestern United States, Western Canada, and the Pacific Rim.

The company is a joint venture between Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, and Bleeck Management, Inc., a family-owned business, which has been in the calcium carbonate business since 1850. Combined, this experience provides our customers with technically advanced products, competent technical service and advice, and the resolve to help find the answers to their current and future problems.

As a joint venture between Bleeck Management, Inc., and Omya, the company incorporates the highest level of manufacturing, technical experience and expertise of both owners, each of whom have been active in calcium carbonate production and technical development for generations. Bleeck Management, Inc., is owned by a family which has been in the business of calcium carbonate mining and processing since the 19th Century. Omya, founded in 1884, is a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.

Municipal Wastewater

  • Non-hazardous alkali for replacement of higher hazard alkalis including sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate and lime and higher-cost equivalent hazard magnesium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide when used for alkalinity control of recycled activated sludge in aerobic biological treatment processes including conventional, MBR and MBBR

Municipal Drinking Water

  • Cost-efficient, non-hazardous calcium product for replacement of calcium hydroxide when a need to increase hardness of incoming water exists prior to initial media filtration

Industrial Wastewater and Process Water

  • Non-hazardous alkali for replacement of higher hazard alkalis including sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate and lime and higher-cost equivalent hazard magnesium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide when used for alkalinity control of recycled activated sludge in aerobic biological treatment processes including conventional, MBR and MBBR
  • Non-hazardous alkali for replacement of higher hazard alkalis including sodium hydroxide, calcium carbonate and lime used for pH adjustment of low pH process stream that is being sent to a biological wastewater treatment plant

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