What is water treatment?
Water treatment is the application of chemicals, mechanical processes, or other processes to effect a change in the normal characteristics of water and its contaminants.
Why do we need water treatment?
Water is an integral part of many industrial and commercial operations. Water is an excellent heat transfer medium. Water can absorb almost 1,000 BTU per pound mass, and it is generally plentiful, inexpensive, and non-hazardous. But for all its benefits, water can create or contribute to a number of problems, including mineral scale, corrosion, microbiological contamination, and fouling, These problems can cause production losses, heating or cooling outages, maintenance headaches and expenses, and even physical illnesses such as Legionnaire’s disease. Bluegrass KESCO’s job is to minimize these water problems with the proper water treatment application.
What are the objectives and strategies of a water treatment program?
Objective #1 – Minimize scaling
Objective #2 – Minimize corrosion
Objective #3 – Minimize biological contamination
Objective #4 – Minimize fouling
Objective #5 – Maximize the “Return on Investment” in the water treatment program
*Prevent down-time due to water problems
*Prolong the life of the mechanical systems
*Increase efficiency of heat transfer rates
*Provide knowledge and training and personnel
*Minimize water usage
*Minimize energy use