COOLING WATER SYSTEMS

Chemstar WATER has developed and fine-tuned its cooling systems water treatment program over the course of the years and proved itself in helping mitigate the microbiological activity. Chemstar WATER recommends its customers adopt a robust water management program controlling microbiological activity, especially Legionella Pneumophila through effective biofilm control. Chemstar WATER has also proven itself in extending the life of direct and indirect evaporative cooling systems, adiabatic cooling systems, heat exchangers, once-thru cooling systems including ocean make-up intakes as well as process equipment.

Chemstar WATER uses state of the art technologies to detect microbiological activity, such as inline adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitors, proprietary quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) testing systems as well as partnering with reputable laboratories.

Our programs are designed to control mild-steel and copper corrosion, mineral scale deposits, biofilm growth, and system fouling. Our cooling systems water treatment formulations are environmentally friendly and satisfy the most stringent discharge guidelines.

Because the evaporative cooling systems are designed to evaporate water, they directly affect the water consumption and the water usage effectiveness of the plant. One of the ways to optimize cooling systems is to pretreat the incoming make-up water to remove divalent ions. Due to the lower recovery rates, such systems make the improvement limited. Chemstar WATER has jointly developed an electrodialysis reversal-based system to improve the cycles on the concentration of a cooling tower by pretreating the make-up and recovering the cooling tower blowdown, achieving significant levels of water savings.

Since makeup water quality and discharge requirements differ depending on the location, we tailor water treatment programs specific for each customer. This enables Chemstar WATER to achieve:

  • peace of mind for our customers
  • microbiological control
  • higher cycles of concentration
  • low corrosion and scale formation
  • 24/7 remote monitoring of the key indicators with control ranges
  • improve plant uptime by eradicating scale and corrosion-related downtimes
  • regular reporting of key indicators and suggested proactive measures