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Cooling Water Applications

  • Water treatment research for power generation sector

    The power generation sector is the largest industrial user of water in the world, with a need for enormous volumes of water for cooling and ultrapure water to supply boiler systems. Investment in water treatment technologies for this sector is worth $2.1 billion. Rapid industrialisation and economic growth in South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa is increasing demand for electricity, requiring significant investment in water technologies. Environmental regulation will push for increased treatment of scrubber wastewater and solutions to reduce the burden that cooling places on the local environment.

    By Global Water Intelligence (GWI) based in Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Microbial testing in cooling water system industry

    Superior reliability for superior control! Biocide treatments are essential to control microbiological growth in cooling systems. If not properly managed, the warm environments of cooling systems are ideal for the growth of microorganisms. As microorganism communities grow in cooling systems, they can attach to pipe walls and form biofilms. These biofilms pose serious risks, from human health risks like Legionnaire`s disease to reduced operating efficiency and eventually to equipment failure via microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).

    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. based in Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK (CANADA).

  • Water treatment for power plants

    The process of electricity generation from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas is water-intensive. Between 40-50% of all water abstracted and used in developed countries is used in the generation of electricity. Thus, a reliable, abundant and predictable source of raw water supply to a power plant is a critical factor in site selection. Water supplies are required to provide various process waters for the following essential main purposes such as make-up water, cooling water for steam turbine condensers, and auxiliary plant cooling water.

    The primary application of modern water treatment technology is to maintain the integrity and performance of the power plant. Critical plant applications have water purity or conditioning requirements that must be adhered to for safe, reliable and efficient power generation.

    Experience has shown that integration of water technology treatments with power plant design can be very important in reducing operational problems and component failures 

    At power plant worldwide there are increasing limitations on water availability and environmental restrictions on discharges. This is expected to promote measures for water conservation and to have an increasing influence on water treatment decisions. At power plant, the recycling of internal wastewater streams can extend from the recovery of individual high-quality waste streams, which can be reused either directly or after only limited treatment, through to the development of fully integrated water/wastewater treatment systems for zero liquid discharge. However, the application of reuse schemes requires site-specific assessment, as not all waters may be viable options for recovery.

    By De Nora Water Technologies based in Colmar, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

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    Water recycling for cooling towers

    By PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. based in Louisville, KENTUCKY (USA).

  • Cooling Towers and Process Water System Cleaning Applications Using Hydrogen Peroxide

    The unique properties of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) make it a good technology for keeping cooling loops, process water loops and heat exchangers clean from fouling that can occur due to various contaminants in the water. Hydrogen peroxide works well in removing organic fouling on surfaces through mechanical means and in specific applications through biocidal mechanisms. Hydrogen peroxide can be used in a shock treatment mode where it is fed based on a timer set-up. It can also be used occasionally at higher concentrations for maintenance cleaning purposes of fouled heat exchangers, cooling water loops and process water loops. Performing an occasional shock cleaning of a heat exchanger with hydrogen peroxide can remove buildup from surfaces and can result in improved heat transfer efficiency. By removing surface fouling, hydrogen peroxide may also improve the efficiency of other biocides such as bleach, bromine and non-oxidizers.

    By USP Technologies based in Atlanta, GEORGIA (US) (USA).

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    Water Monitoring and Flow Measurement Systems for Hydrology

    In recent years acoustic flow measurement and flow metering has established itself as the standard method for measurement in many hydrological stations but is also used as the basis for various applications, for example for flood protection and flood forecasting. Ultrasonic flow meters are also used in hydro-engineering constructions. With this almost contact free technology data can be recorded continuously and it provides 24/7 monitoring. Such flow monitoring is particularly important in waterways used for shipping, transportation, irrigation, drainage and for cooling water extraction of power plants. A further important use of transit-time open channel flow meters is the transportation of water used for the supply of drinking water. Here the focus lies on detecting the flow rate of water loss at an early stage as it is sometimes difficult to detect small leakages.

    By HydroVision GmbH based in Kaufbeuren, GERMANY.

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    Online water analysers for service water industry

    Service water is water that must not have drinking water quality. It is mainly used in resource-intensive industries. Depending on the application, such as the commercial, industrial, agricultural or domestic use, the water must be treated according to the requirements.

    By LAR Process Analysers AG based in Berlin, GERMANY.

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    Industrial solutions for cooling water contamination

    Problem: Large quantities of water are used for cooling in industrial manufacturing. To prevent scaling, corrosion and biofilm in the cooling system, inhibitors and biocides are regularity dosed. Make-up water is continuously added to the system to balance the loss of water from evaporation. As water is added, the concentration of chemicals is diluted and the quality of water changes.

    By Real Tech Inc. based in Whitby, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Ozone generators for industrial application

    Disinfection of industrial and chemical freshwater, process water and cooling water. Disinfection, detoxification, decolouration and deoderization of industrial wastewater and improvement of its biodegradability. Oxidation of industrial off gasses. Chemical Oxidation.

    By Absolute Systems Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Floating Cover – Industry

    The Hexa-Cover Floating Cover is the optimum solution as a cover for almost any form of surface liquid, i.e.: Chemicals Chemical, Oil Oil, Leachate Leachate, Decoction Decoction, Food and Beverage Food and Beverage, Pulp and paper Pulp and paper, Hexa-Cover(R) Floating Tile Cover Fish farms, Slaughter houses Slaughter houses, Dairies Dairies, Cement plants Cement plants, Mines Mines, Dredging and excavation works Dredging and excavation works, , for controlling odor, heat loss, emission etc.

    By Hexa-Cover A/S based in Thisted, DENMARK.

  • Floating Cover – Water

    Hexa-Cover Floating Cover provide an ideal cover for all forms of water i.e.: Reservoirs for Fire Protection Reservoirs for Fire Protection, Spill over tanks Spill over tanks, Wastewater Wastewater tanks, reservoirs, Cooling water Cooling water, Process water Process water, Reserve water reservoirs Reserve water reservoirs, Compensation tanks Compensation tanks, Irrigation Reservoirs for Irrigation, Collected surface water Reservoirs for reuse of collected surface water, Water settlement lagoons Water settlement lagoons, Storm water ponds Storm water ponds, Bird deterrent Bird deterrent, Drinking troughs Drinking troughs.

    By Hexa-Cover A/S based in Thisted, DENMARK.

  • Cooling tower water treatment

    The fresh water requirement for a cooling tower in a typical coal-based power plant is approximately 80% of the total consumption of water. These concentrated cooling water blowdown streams are extremely rich in silica, are characterized by higher hardness levels and include other organic loads. Aquatech has vast experience in recycle/reuse solutions for cooling tower blowdown and cooling tower water treatment. 

    By Aquatech International Corporation based in Canonsburg, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

  • Water Disinfection for Industrial Water Treatment

    MIOX’s patented Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) or Hypochlorite (HYPO)chemistries for cooling tower and cooling loop water disinfection improves safety, lowers general corrosion rates, increases performance, and saves money. The unique qualities of MOS lowers corrosion rates by 80% in copper and 50% in steel, resulting in a reduction of downtime, maintenance, and expense. Additionally, MIOX generators improve workplace safety by eliminating the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals while maintaining steady disinfection residuals.

    By MIOX Corporation based in Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO (USA).

  • Reverse Osmosis for the power & energy industry

    Pure Aqua, Inc.’s core business is water treatment and has a number of products for the Power and Energy industry.  Whether that is condensate polishing, cooling water treatment systems, or boiler feed water treatment.  As a complete system integrator, Pure Aqua has a wide range of solutions for the varied sources of water and different types of contaminants associated with boiler feed water.

    By Pure Aqua, Inc. based in Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Industrial and commercial water filtration for heating / cooling systems

    Heating or cooling systems, conventional or alternative, involve water. Over time that water picks up particles which in extreme cases can silt up entire heating systems, requiring expensive maintenance, repair or even replacement. A build-up of solids no thicker than a human hair inside pipework can reduce heat transfer by up to 30%, drastically reducing efficiency and increasing energy consumption.

    By Hydro-Gen Engineering Ltd based in Widnes, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • DOCUPAK LLC REDUCES COOLING TOWER CHEMICAL USAGE BY A THIRD

    Docupak LLC, a full service marketing company headquartered in Alabaster, Alabama, has reduced chemical usage by a third and removed all scale from its cooling tower at its plant after installing the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America. In addition there are no longer signs of algae growth on the cooling tower louvres. Founded in 1998, Docupak, the operating name of Document and Packaging Brokers Inc., develops and distributes materials for businesses nationwide. In addition to its headquarters in Alabaster, Alabama, the company also operates a further plant in Alexandria, VA and has sales offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, Tampa and Washington, D.C. Aware that health agencies continually draw attention to the risks of limescale and algae in cooling towers and wanting to reduce the use of chemicals in the cooling tower, Plant Manager, Anthony Kinstley decided to install the Scalewatcher electornic water-conditioner through local dealer, Al Chatham of Water Processing and Well Supply in Harpersville, Alabama. An industrial Scalewatcher was installed on to the water-feed line to the building and then a further unit was specifically fitted on to the recirculation line of the cooling tower. “Since using the system the scaling on our cooling tower has been eliminated and we currently use only a third of the original chemicals intended for the water treatment within our system”, said Anthony Kinstley. Many air conditioning and refrigeration plant systems are water-cooled. The heat generated by cooling coils is removed by water, which is passed through a water-cooling tower. These are recirculating systems, which operate at temperatures ideal for bacterial and algae growth, and have plentiful supplies of nutrients. In cooling towers, temperature, water hardness, pH, scale and corrosion are all factors, which increase the chance of biofilms, algae and Legionella colonization. The environmentally friendly Scalewatcher provides a permanent solution to hard water problems without the need of chemicals, salt or maintenance. It works by producing a varying electronically applied force field, induced by a coil wrapped around the outside of the pipework, which keeps the minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale forming. The water’s increased solubility enables it to dissolve existing scale, which is gradually washed away. “Scalewatcher has proven itself to be highly effective. I would highly recommend this product and service without limitation,” concluded Antony Kinstley. Scalewatcher models are based on continuous research and over 25 years experience and expertise as market leaders in electronic scale control with countless units sold worldwide. The patented Scalewatcher systems are capable of treating pipe sizes from one to 120 inches. All Scalewatcher systems come with a full performance guarantee and are shipped throughout North America.

    By Scalewatcher North America Inc. based in Oxford, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).

  • Industrial and commercial water filtration for bore-hole intake

    When considering filtration methods, many industries use alternative water sources such as river, borehole, canal or sea-water extraction as a low cost solution for cooling water and various other operations on-site. Although water extraction is a low cost option the water can be of low quality and can cause problems and damage to the system, meaning more resources, time and expense in fixing the problem.

    By Hydro-Gen Engineering Ltd based in Widnes, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Chemical Water Treatment for cleaning

    Deposits in water systems, especially in heat exchangers, result in a significant heat transfer reduction, in low efficiency and a loss of cooling capacity. Some systems, after long operational periods without any water conditioning or with inadequate treatment, need cleaning. Therefore Kurita Water Solutions proposes acidic, alkaline and neutral cleaners to remove deposits, scale, fouling, dirt, grime or impurities.

    By Kurita based in Ludwigshafen, GERMANY.

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