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Process Waters

Clean process water improves product efficiency, reduces waste, and makes more water available for drinking. Water treatment is used to optimize most water-based industrial processes including heating, cooling, processing, cleaning, and rinsing. One common occurrence in process waters that hinders efficiency is the presence of scale deposits on the interior pipe surfaces of steam boilers. This buildup results in inefficient heat transfer and increased cost as more energy is required to achieve the same result.

Cooling towers can also experience scale buildup. Disposal of residual wastewaters from an industrial plant is also a difficult and costly process. Most petroleum refineries, chemical, and petrochemical plants have onsite facilities to treat their effluent wastewaters. Because additives that reduce scale accumulation are regulated, a balance must be made between finding the optimum amount of inhibitor to be effective, while maintaining regulatory compliance for any possible wastewater discharge.

Nitrates and Sulfates

Nitrates are toxic compounds that can pose serious risks to human health and the environment.