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  • 1) Tends equipment that mixes diatomaceous earth, milk of lime, and acid with liquors and syrups to form slurry for filtration process: Turns valves to regulate flow of slurries through series of blow-up tanks, and to maintain temperature, content level, and air agitation in tanks.

  • 2) Adds milk of lime or phosphoric acid to slurry to obtain specified alkalinity.

  • 3) Tests slurries for density, using refractometer, and adds liquor or diatomaceous earth to maintain specified density.

  • 4) Tests samples of slurries to ascertain that specified purification is occurring.

  • 5) Records operating data on forms or blackboard.

  • 6) Prepares phosphoric acid solutions of specified concentration for use in filtration process.

  • 7) Cleans blocked lines and blow-ups.




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Job Number: 901