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 treatments?
Water is an integral part of many industrial and commercial operations. Water is an excellent heat transfer medium. Water can absorb almost 1,000 BTUs 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 Legionnaires 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 *Minimize water usage
*Prolong the life of the mechanical systems *Minimize waste
*Increase efficiency of heat transfer rates *Minimize energy use
*Provide knowledge and training and personnel *Minimize toxicity