Chlorine Testing In Cooling Tower Systems

What You Need to Know

  • 18 December 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Chlorine Testing In Cooling Tower Systems

A wide range of chlorine based biocides can be used to control microbiological growth in cooling tower systems.  They all form oxidizing agents in water that can kill microorganisms. However, there are considerable differences in oxidizing power, stability, volatility, and reactions with various compounds found in water. Routine testing is important to confirm effective chlorine residuals are maintained. Low residuals can result in poor microbiological control. High residuals can cause corrosion and destroy inhibitors.

Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems

How they Apply to Different Types of Closed Loop Filtration

  • 4 December 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems

Closed loop systems, typically hot and cold water recirculating systems, are often ignored when it comes to water treatment programs. Not only should closed loops be chemically treated to control corrosion and microbiological growth, they should also include a side-stream filter to remove suspended solids. 

Even though closed loop systems are theoretically “closed,” suspended solids can still be introduced as a result of corrosion, new construction, new additions to older systems, leaks, and poor commissioning practices. Turbidity or discoloration can be one sign of suspended solids.

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