Case Study

Controlling Recirculating Cooling Tower Biofouling

May 12, 2014

A large chemical producer in the eastern United States uses chlorine dioxide to control microbiology in the large cooling water system used on site. The successful application and efficacy of the treatment is vital to the efficient operation of the system, minimizing the fouling of sensitive process heat exchangers, and controlling microbiological growth in the cooling towers and basin areas. 

Management at the plant are very focused on safety, minimization of resource use, and overall production cost-efficiency. To assure this, the company expects the best on-site expertise from its supplier partners, innovation in new technologies, and improved sustainability performance through better water, energy, and waste management. 

As a result of a new initiative to improve operational efficiencies and to reduce overall costs, management were evaluating a range of new initiatives to provide the best and most cost-effective way to control microbiology within the cooling system.

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