Demineralized Water Articles

  • 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.

  • How Do You Know If You Need a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    In order to keep your production flowing smoothly and avoid costly damage to your cooling tower equipment, the proper treatment of your cooling tower water is essential. If cooling tower water is not properly treated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the road. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Common Cooling Tower Water Treatment Problems and How to Solve Them

    For companies using cooling towers to remove heat from an industrial process or for cooling large buildings, there are several issues that can surface during the cooling tower water treatment process that we see on a regular basis. Because these issues occur often, it’s important to know what to look out for in advance, perhaps saving you some time and resources down the line. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • How to Choose the Best Boiler Feed Water Treatment Technologies for Your Plant

    When it comes to choosing technology for boiler feed water treatment, knowing the feed water source quality in relation to the water quality required for your specific boiler is essential, as inadequate water treatment can lead to the scaling, corrosion, and fouling of the boiler and downstream equipment. We’ve mentioned this before in some of our previous boiler feed water treatment ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Do You Need a Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not you need a raw water treatment system for your industrial facility can be a difficult decision. But if your plant draws from a raw water source (such as a river, lake, ocean, or groundwater), chances are you will need some sort of treatment. If left untreated, what is present in your water source can cause a variety of issues, such as contamination in drinking water ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • South Coast Steam Power, Puerto Rico and QUA’s Fractional Electrodeionization

    Project Background Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is the owner of South Coast Steam Power Plant located at Guayanilla in the island of Puerto Rico, about 150 KM south of San Juan. This power station is one of PREPA’s oldest units and uses an oil fired boiler as part of its generation process. The plant decided to replace an ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and pesticides by carbon doped-TiO2 coated on zeolites under solar light irradiation

    To evaluate the performance of zeolite-supported carbon-doped TiO2 composite catalysts toward target pollutants under solar light irradiation, the adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of 18 pharmaceuticals and pesticides with distinguishing features (molecular size and volume, and photolysis) were investigated using mordenite zeolites with SiO2/Al2O3 ratios of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. ...

  • QUA’s FEDI Chosen for LNG Refinery

    Project Background Sabine Pass, a large LNG refnery in the United States, required a membrane desalination solution to cater to its extensive process water needs in order to produce a large amount of liquefed natural gas for export.  The water is used for injection for compressor turbines for methane, propane and ethylene, wash water for gas turbines and other utility make-up ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • QUA Provides FEDI technology to Sohar Refinery

    Project Background Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers. Orpic decided that a Multi Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Recovery of salts from ion-exchange regeneration streams by a coupled nanofiltration–membrane distillation process

    Ion-exchange tap water demineralization for process water preparation results in a saline regeneration wastewater (20–100 mS cm−1) that is increasingly problematic in view of discharge. A coupled nanofiltration–membrane distillation (NF-MD) process is evaluated for the recovery of water and sodium chloride from this wastewater. NF-MD treatment of mixed regeneration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hospital uses Cetamine technology to achieve 20,000€ annual savings in water and energy - Case Study

    1. Background A large hospital located in Italy is constantly striving to maximize operational efficiency while reducing water and energy consumption. The water treatment boiler is crucial as the low pressure boilers are producing steam for medical uses, hot water and electrical power. For a complete and economical solution in order to save costs in their boiler operation ...


    By Kurita

  • Boiler feed water -power generation facility application case studies

    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 Genesis Water ...

  • 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

  • Taking the pressure off desalination

    California-based PAX Pure hopes to offer a new solution to water scarcity with its groundbreaking water purification tool. Developed by Jay Harman and Tom Gielda, PAX Pure technology desalinates and demineralizes water without membranes, moving parts or chemicals. Instead, the technology simply mimics high-altitude conditions. The big challenge with conventional ...


    By Ensia

  • Taming Taste & Odor (T&O) Problems - Case Study

    Some taste and odors are caused by mineral constituents in the water, e.g. excess chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. However the majority of taste and odor are the result of biologic activity. Spring turnover of lakes and algal blooms are responsible for Blue-green algae (Cyanobacterium), Green algae and diatoms that introduce filter clogging organisms that also foul anion exchange resins, degrade ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Food For Thought

    As Fleet Manager for Tanktransport Thys, Sven Beeusaert is responsible for ensuring that the company's rolling stock meets the edicts of the new Euro 6 regulation. Beeusaert's job has been made easier with the installation of Mouvex® B200 Series Flow Control Screw Compressors, which help bring a truck's weight within the recommended limits of the Euro 6 standard, while also being a more ...


    By MOUVEX

  • High Purity Boiler Water Production Using Municipal Wastewater at a Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generating Station

    Abstract The recovery of wastewater for industrial uses presents many challenges for the design and operation of water treatment equipment. Since the term wastewater can be applied to a wide range of water sources from municipal sewage to storm runoff to industrial discharge water, the water characteristics may have great variability. As such, the equipment to treat wastewater must be robust ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Innovative Sustainable Solutions for the Power Generation Industry

    The power generation industry is a major consumer of water for their power production requirements. As this industry becomes more competitive and potential environmental laws and regulations are required, companies within this industry will require sustainable and advanced solutions to meet their unique water quality requirements to ensure ...

  • High Purity Boiler Water Production Using Municipal Wastewater at a Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generating Station

    The recovery of wastewater for industrial uses presents many challenges for the design and operation of water treatment equipment. Since the term wastewater can be applied to a wide range of water sources from municipal sewage to storm runoff to industrial discharge water, the water characteristics may have great variability. As such, the equipment to treat wastewater must be robust and ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

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