Water Treatment Shouldn’t Be A Black Box
At Eldon Water, we believe that Water Treatment shouldn’t be a black box.
Therefore, we’ve asked our knowledgeable and passionate engineers to initiate discussions about water related topics on a monthly basis.
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A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler. Continue reading to avoid the 4 most common issues in feedwater tank design and operation to protect your boiler.
Our 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award will recognize a customer that has shown initiative to implement continuous improvement opportunities within their facility. Submit your application to showcase a project you implemented that generated savings for your operations.
As we constantly remind our clients, continuous improvement is not an event, it’s a continuous process. That is why we are excited to launch two major AquaAnalytics innovations, that our team has been diligently working on behind the scenes, that will further improve the way we communicate important information regarding your water management program with you.
Foaming in cooling water can occur rapidly, for no obvious reason, and not always predictable by routine system monitoring. Due to the design of evaporative cooling systems, a small amount of foam can be normal. However, in extreme cases, overflowing foam can be cause for alarm. Follow these tips to avoid excessive foaming at your facility.
Cooling towers work by taking advantage of heat lost to the atmosphere when water evaporates. It’s officially peak season to find ways to improve your tower performance. Whether your cooling tower is used for HVAC cooling, cold storage, or an industrial application, reducing the amount of bleed can reduce your water consumption and chemical use.
Eldon Water used the power of AquaAnalytics to review the impact of localized Legionella regulations on the incidence and level of Legionella in cooling towers. This blog provides a preview of the conclusions that will be presented in Baltimore at the Legionella Conference 2018 (#LEGIONELLA2018) organized by NSF International with the support from the National Science Foundation and participation from U.S. EPA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ending plastic pollution is not about cutting out plastic from our lives, it is about making a fundamental shift in how we think about the lifecycle of a piece of plastic. Industries that rely heavily on the use of plastics, including the Water Treatment industry, must create solutions that reduce the amount of plastic that goes to the landfill.
In honor of World Water Day, we are celebrating our clients who have demonstrated to be sustainability leaders. The following Sustainability Leadership Award recipients, implemented continuous improvement opportunities within their facilities, realizing savings in water & energy and improvements in operational efficiency.
Aluminum is becoming more common for use in heat transfer applications due to its very high conductance of heat. However, aluminum is highly reactive when compared to other materials such as steel, requiring a specialized treatment program to minimize corrosion of aluminum while maintaining protection of other metals.
In many process and cooling systems, microbiological fouling can present itself as an issue. Microbiological fouling, or “biofouling” is almost always due to the presence of biofilm in the system. In this blog, we will discuss 4 Things to Know about Biofilms in Industrial Cooling Systems.
A dealkalizer is a pre-treatment device commonly seen in boiler rooms which is responsible for removing carbonate alkalinity in the feed water before it reaches the boiler. To formulate a proper pre-treatment solution for your system, a thorough understanding of incoming water quality is the first step.
The chemistry of the water in your system can have unexpected consequences for your operation. In fact, you may not realize the full impact that water treatment has on achieving your goals.
Evaporative cooling systems such as cooling towers are widely used for rejecting heat and maintaining temperatures in a variety of applications by directing high flow rates of air counter-currently to water flow. This, consequently, also makes cooling
When an un-passivated galvanized surface is exposed to cycled cooling water, which will typically be oxygen-rich and have an elevated pH, white rust will begin to form. Therefore, a passivation program must be implemented as soon as possible after installation before the system sees cycled tower water under load.
Legionella bacteria live in water and are found in natural aquatic environments. However, the artificial environments within building systems can provide conditions that encourage the bacteria’s growth, such as ideal temperature, water stagnation
Water. H2O. You know how important it is but what you might not realize is how scarce it really is. Notice the three blue spheres in this image. The large sphere on the left represents the volume of all of the world’s water. The smaller ball to the right
Water Treatment can be a tricky category to purchase. I’ve spent much of my career trying to explain the nuances. There are many different offerings in the marketplace, and on the surface, the costs can appear to span a very large range. So let’s get started
The relative humidity level in our built environments is critical to prevent occupant discomfort and/or damage to building materials. Choose to read the quick high level summary, or test your knowledge by following this interactive blog that delves deeper
Point-of-Use Filters for Control of Microorganisms in Building Water Systems: 5 Things You Should Know
Building water systems can be the source of illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease and others caused by waterborne pathogens. Point-of-Use (POU) filters can play an important role in managing this risk, and may be a valuable part of a comprehensive
Visual inspections provide an indication of the overall health of your system and validate the results of your water treatment program. It is crucial to catalogue inspection reports to allow you to determine if the current condition indicates equipment status is unchanged, improving or degrading.
Water softeners are commonplace in industrial and institutional settings. These units utilize salt to ideally eliminate the hardness of the incoming water. Since salt usage is essential for softener function and has associated environmental and financial costs,
The leaves on the trees are beginning to change colour and temperatures are fluctuating day to day. We have officially entered the cooling shoulder season.
Physical water treatment devices, often referred to as non-chemical devices or NCDs may target all or some of the same requirements as a traditional chemical water treatment program.
Water softening is a process in which water flows through a bed of resin to exchange the hardness ions, calcium and magnesium, for sodium ions. When the resin has reached its capacity for holding hardness ions, the
Modern steam and cooling plants have objectives that go beyond the primary goal of producing heating and cooling reliably. Within the context of business, the goal is to also achieve the Least Cost Operating Scenario (LCOS).
Many HVAC evaporative cooling systems are idle or off throughout the winter months, and are often drained to prevent freezing. These extended shutdowns provide excellent conditions for deposits to form and bacteria to grow. When starting up the
Raising steam for your facility requires water, and depending on the steam plant’s size and design, the volume of feedwater needed can be small or quite large. Some applications allow for steam condensate to be recycled back to the boiler which is reused
Water Safety Plans Can Mitigate Risk During A Water Crisis like Flint Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak
The water crisis in Flint is an unfortunate situation, but should not initiate knee-jerk reactions on the part of facility managers. Let this serve as an important reminder that a proper Water Safety Plan is vital to the protection of humans in buildings.
Six Steps To Develop A Water Safety Plan And Comply With ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Legionella – A Canadian Perspective
ASHRAE’s long awaited standard on Legionella risk management was launched earlier this year. This comprehensive best practice document has also become the legal benchmark. Canada is not immune to this moral and legal due diligence.