cooling water intake Articles

  • Industrial cooling water fouling by Dreissenidae

    Together with the cooling water, a wide range of living organisms is entrained into cooling water systems, which can readily colonise the available surfaces in the system. Growth conditions in the cooling water system often are ideal for sessile organisms: the steady water flow assures abundance of nutrients and oxygen, while access for predators is limited. The consequence of this is that ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • What Is a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

    For industrial companies using a cooling tower for its facility, some type of cooling tower water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and long equipment service life. If cooling tower water is left untreated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Optimisation chlorination strategy cooling water system Verve Energy’s Cockburn and Kwinana power plants

    In 2006, Verve Energy had, through the asset management department of Kwinana Power Station, contracted KEMA for advice on their antifouling methodology for its cooling water system. This has been done by optimizing its chlorination procedure by means of implementation of the Pulse-Chlorination® principle. Onset for the project was the commissioning of station Cockburn Stage 1 (CKB Stage 1). ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • 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. ...

  • 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% ...

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • REMOVING LIMESCALE IMPROVES WATER QUALITY IN POULTRY FARMS

    Water is one of the most important nutrients in poultry production.  About 70 per cent of a bird’s body is made up of water - eggs contain around 65% water. Birds are constantly losing water in egg production, so there is an obvious need for constant replenishment.  Water intake is almost twice the weight of ...

  • Invasion of the non-indigenous nuisance mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, into water supply facilities in Japan

    ABSTRACTThe aquatic nuisance mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, arrived in Japan before 1987 possibly with the Asian clam imported as food from mainland China. Now the mussel’s distribution has spread to two river systems in central Japan. Water authorities reported several cases of damage caused by L. fortunei. Most cases of damage were caused by dead mussels clogging small diameter pipes for raw ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dan Theobald increasingly recognized for Water related Efficiency Results

    Dan Theobald increasingly recognized for Water related Efficiency Results January 21, 2013 Simpsonville, SC – Daniel L. Theobald of Environmental Services Please give me the opportunity to share with you my recent articles in prominent Environmental Publications on my work in the Water and ...

  • What Is a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

    For industrial companies using a boiler for its facility, some type of boiler feed water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality steam generation. The most appropriate boiler feed water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and boiler failure as a result of scaling, ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Mussel colonization of a high flow artificial benthic habitat: byssogenesis holds the key

    Water flow is an important characteristic determining the settlement and growth of macroinvertebrates in the marine environment. Intake systems of coastal power stations offer a unique opportunity to study the effect of water flow on benthic organisms under field conditions. The cooling water intake system of a tropical coastal power station is used as an experimental facility to study the effect ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • Procedure for Determining the Segregation Potential of Freezing Soils

    Basic frost heave data obtained from various types of laboratory freezing tests, using computerized ramp temperature generation and temperature control at both warm and cold ends of a soil specimen, are analyzed to determine the segregation potential. Automatic volume change measurements provide fair values of cumulative water intake, but not accurate water intake rates. A method based on ...


    By ASTM International

  • Perforation of ABS pipes by boring bivalve Martesia striata: a case study

    Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) pipes are considered to be immune for boring organisms. However, inspection of the o0shore cooling water conduits of Lumut combined cycle power plant, Malaysia show that ABS pipes may not necessarily be immune for wood boring pholads, Martesia striata. M. striata caused heavy damage by drilling holes in ABS pipes used (about 5 years) for transportation of ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • Union county aquifer restoration

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board  Completion Date: 2003  Services Provided 65-MGD river intake Mechanically cleaned bar screen Two traveling water screens Quarter-mile-long access bridge with service deck Four 15,050 gpm vertical turbine intake pumps 48-inch raw water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Effective Removal of Zebra Mussels with Amiad Screen Technology

    Introduction The zebra mussel, native to the Black and Caspian Seas, has spread in the past few decades to waterways throughout the world mostly via ballast water. Zebra mussels, when non-indigenous to the environment, pose a serious threat to intakes of facilities that rely on fresh and brackish surface water. The mussel colonies obstruct the flow of water through the pipelines eventually ...

  • Chlorination for Dreissena polymorpha control: old war-horse for the new pest?

    The various chlorination regimes employed in industrial cooling water systems to control Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) are illustrated. Literature data on lethal and sublethal effects of chlorination on D. polymorpha are presented and gaps in knowledge are identified. The data show that various factors can influence the chlorine tolerance of D. polymorpha, among which mussel species, mussel size, ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • TenCate Geotube technology for dewatering - case study

    TenCate Geotube technology is used to protect coastlines, restore beaches, reclaim land and to store and filter polluted water. TenCate Geotube is a strong, sustainable method and a cost effective alternative to traditional hydraulic engineering constructions. The technology has already been used worldwide in more than 2,000 projects. These have involved for example the recovery of coastline, ...

  • Overview of seawater desalination status and challenges

    Introduction World oceans contain over 97.2% of the planet’s water resources. Because of the high salinity of ocean water and the significant costs associated with seawater desalination most of the global water supply has traditionally come from fresh water sources – groundwater aquifers, rivers and lakes. Today, however, changing climate patterns combined with population ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advances in nuclear desalination

    The Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Project (NDDP) at Kalpakkam aims to demonstrate the safe and economic production of good quality water by desalination of seawater comprising 4,500 m³/d Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) and 1,800 m³/d Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant. The design of the hybrid MSF–RO plant to be set up at an existing nuclear power station is presented. The MSF plant based on long tube ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Leaks at Power Generation Plants

    Fossil Fuel Power Generation Fuel fired power generation plants have several oil storage tanks for feeding fuel to the power units. Coal or gas fired power generation plants also have oil storage tanks to be used for start-up or as a back-up energy source. All ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

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