boiler water management Articles

  • Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance

    The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act,  the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Boiler feed water - power generation facility application - Case Study

    Challenge A large power generation client required a treatment solution to meet the parameters required for their boiler feed operations. The inlet feed water contained several contaminants including hardness minerals such as calcium/magnesium, dissolved salts, trace hydrocarbon and certain heavy metals including ferric iron. Solution ...

  • Common Boiler Feed Water Treatment Issues and How to Avoid Them

    When treating boiler feed water (the combination of boiler makeup and condensate return water), several issues can arise that cause boiler scaling, corrosion, fouling, and system failure. Below, we break down the most common boiler feed water issues and how to avoid them to help ensure system efficiency and operational safety. While treating boiler feed water is extremely ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • EPA finalizes boiler NESHAP

    EPA published the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions. EPA developed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater than 25 tpy of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Legionella, water treatment and energy saving

    We can help improve health and safety and increase energy reduction. At the moment you probably keep water temperatures above 60°C and you probably undertake regular chemical or thermal water system treatments and shower head treatments, all to prevent the growth of Legionella in your water system. There are several reasons to do this including legal, safety, ...


    By Aquadron

  • Reclaimed Municipal or Industrial Wastewater for Power Plant Cooling & Boiler Feed Make-Up Water

    For centuries, water was considered a commodity product and used with little or no restriction. In today’s modern society, water is now being considered a precious resource and considerable effort is put into protecting, recycling, and restricting its use freely. State and Federal agencies have put in place guidelines and regulations restricting its use, especially for industrial use. ...

  • 5 Benefits for effective water treatment for hotel/facility management

    When it comes about the water treatment in hotel industries, its effect is perceived moreover within the performance of the HVAC systems only. Whereas, it (water treatment) involves a significant effect on productivity, endurance of the devices, security aspect, and other management concerned accomplishment. Emphasizing on the following points an effective facility management, water reuse ...

  • Reclaimed water for the Tarragona petrochemical park

    The Camp de Tarragona Water Reuse Project is an emblematic example of how regional water scarcity can be overcome by considering reclaimed secondary effluent, which would otherwise be disposed of in the Mediterranean Sea, as an essential component of integrated water resources management. An advanced water reclamation plant (AWRP) was completed in 2011 to reclaim municipal secondary effluent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Water Treatment prevents scaling caused by hard water

    Fluid Dynamics has over 200,000 installations of its equipment all over the world. With applications in process industry, office blocks, hospitals, private villas, universities,oil, food and engineering companies, and clients as diverse as McDonald’s, Pfizer, and Unilever.“It is very satisfying” says Robert Spencer, Fluid Dynamics Managing Director, who, with his father founded the business in ...

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • Proposed boiler MACT sets aggressive emission limits

    On June 4, 2010, U.S. EPA proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions.  EPA proposed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Roper’s Restaurant replaces water softener with Green Scalewatcher Water Conditioner

    Roper’s Restaurant, a cowboy themed restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. By installing Scalewatcher, the restaurant has avoided paying the $500 quoted for replacement media for its old water softener and also saved hundreds of dollars a year in salt and water ...

  • Scalewatcher Success Saves San Antonio Housing Agency the Cost of Replacing Boilers Every Six Months

    San Antonio Housing Agency (SAHA) is saving thousands of dollars a year at its Woodhill Apartments on expensive maintenance and replacement boilers every six to nine months following the installation of the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Purchased following a successful four month trial at the apartments, ...

  • Salinity Impacts to Water Recycling in Southern California

    ABSTRACTIn 2000, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and twelve cost sharing partners began the Southern California Water Recycling Projects Initiative (Initiative), which is a multiyear planning study. This study was established to assist local agencies in their recycled water planning for specific projects as well as addressing regional issues that may influence water recycling in southern ...

  • Novel ion-exchange system softens produced water for steam generation

    As California entered a period of severe drought in 2008, the challenges of using thermal methods to extract heavy oil became compounded by the difficulty of securing freshwater sources from which to generate the high-quality steam that these methods require. In an effort to manage the crisis, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and enacted widespread ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • A Look at the Impact of Proposed Water Standard to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease

    From the standpoint of water treatment industry experts, failure to prevent legionellosis (or Legionnaires’ Disease) is the most significant water treatment problem today. Essentially every case of the disease is the result of exposure to inadequately managed building watersystems, and both utility and potable water systems can be the source of the hazard (i.e., Legionella bacteria). In ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • The wastewater treatment of the food industry

    The wastewater treatment is a process which is used to recycle the wastewater into an effluent that can be reused again. This treatment helps in removing all the impurities from the water. Many industries are involved in this type of treatment to make use of water and not to waste it. Due to the scarcity of water, this type of water recycle is necessary. Many foods and beverage ...

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Helps Manage Wastes From Power Generation - Case Study

    Power generation by-products such as fly ash and bottom ash can be a real challenge to remove and manage. But a simple technology allows facilities large and small to easily consolidate these materials—and make adjustments as needed based on volume. It's called Geotube dewatering technology, and it involves pumping sludge through a specially designed fabric container. The water filters ...

  • Why business needs to wake up to water waste

    Carbon Trust Chief Executive, Tom Delay, discusses the progress that needs to be made by businesses to address water scarcity With World Water Day focusing minds on the issue of water scarcity, the need for businesses around the world to act fast on easing water shortages becomes more urgent. By 2030 global water demand ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Fibreboard plant recycles plant effluent

    The Facility Laminex Industries in Gympie, Queensland, Australia is a leading producer of medium density fibreboard-based panel products. The Problem Laminex Gympie is a zero wastewater discharge site. Laminex was installing a second plant at their site to expand production capacity. It became apparent that borewater quantity and quality was unpredictable, ...

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