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Articles

Chem-Aqua
Chem-Aqua, Inc.: Water Treatment Solution Specialists - Business View Magazine March/April 2019
Custom Water Treatment Solutions - Business Focus Magazine December 2017 - January 2018

Automation Control
What You Need to Know About Chlorine Testing in Cooling Tower Systems - Blog 12/18/2018
How Cooling Tower Systems Work - Blog 12/19/2017
Real-Time Tracing of Cooling Tower Treatment Programs - FE Journal Jul/Aug 2012
Using Automation To Green Your Water Treatment Program - The Analyst Green Supplement Sep 2011
Using Automation To Green Your Water Treatment Program - The Network Mar 2011
Using Automation To Green Your Water Treatment Program - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Nov/Dec 2010

Biological Drain Maintenance
Learning the Language of Microbiological Control - 6/19/2018
Dead Legs, Biofilm, and Legionnaires Disease - Blog 11/13/2017
Advancement in Biological Drain Line Maintenance - FE Journal Sep/Oct 2012

Boiler Systems
Guidelines for Inspecting a Boiler - Blog 8/27/2019
Not All Water Supplies are the Same - Blog 5/14/2019
How Often Should I Test My Water? - Blog 5/7/2019
Deaerator Design and Operation - Blog 2/12/2019
Combatting Corrosion with Chem-Aqua - Blog 11/13/2018
How to Prepare Your Boiler for an Inspection - Blog 11/6/2018
Why Water Needs to be Treated - Blog 10/9/2018
Understanding Cycles of Concentration - Blog 8/28/2018
The Effects of Carryover in Steam Boiler Systems - Blog 8/14/2018
Identifying Types of Corrosion in Water Systems - Blog 8/8/2018
The Value of Good Boiler Blowdown Control - Blog 6/26/2018
A Quick Tutorial on the Mechanics of Steam Boiler Systems - Blog 5/22/2018
Neutralizing Amine Use in Hospital Steam Boilers - Blog 5/1/2018
Off-Line Boiler Corrosion Options - Blog 2/6/2018
The High Cost of Boiler Scale - Blog 1/31/2018
Is Your Closed Loop System Losing Water? - Blog 12/12/2017
Corrosion Control in Off-Line Steam Boilers - FE Journal Jul/Aug 2011
Selecting and Maintaining Glycol Based Heat Transfer Fluids - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Sep/Oct 2010

Cooling Systems
Water Treatment Challenges in Thermal Storage Systems Blog 9/10/2019
Understanding Cooling System Control Ranges and Critical Parameters Blog 8/13/019
My Building Water System Tested Positive for Legionella; Now What? Blog 7/23/2019
Legionella: To Sample, or Not To Sample?... That Is The Question Blog 7/9/2019
Chlorine and Bromine Testing in Cooling Tower Systems - Blog 6/25/2019
Not All Water Supplies are the Same - Blog 5/14/2019
How Often Should I Test My Water? - Blog 5/7/2019
Cottonseed and Other Spring Associated Problems: How To Keep Your Cooling Tower Clean - Blog 4/2/2019
Water Cooled vs. Air Cooled Equipment: How Should You Stay Cool? - Blog 3/5/2019
4 Ways to Minimize Legionella Risk - Blog 2/26/2019
Understanding Cooling Tower Control Ranges and Critical Parameters - Blog 2/25/2019
What You Need to Know About Chlorine Testing in Cooling Tower Systems - Blog 12/18/2018
How to Prepare Your Cooling Towers for Winter - Blog 11/20/2018
Combatting Corrosion with Chem-Aqua - Blog 11/13/2018
Biofilm, Amoeba, and Legionella - Blog 10/31/2018
Why Water Needs to be Treated - Blog 10/9/2018
Understanding Cycles of Concentration - Blog 8/28/2018
Your Dirty AC Coils Could Be Costing You BIg Time - Blog 8/21/2018
Identifying Types of Corrosion in Water Systems - Blog 8/8/2018
The Cooling Tower Inspectors are Coming - Marianne Schafer in Bricks & Bucks  6/6/2018
Overcoming Cooling Water Challenges in Plastics Manufacturing - Blog 5/15/2018
How PTSA Tracers Simplify Cooling Water Treatment - Blog 4/17/2018
Don't Send Your Air-Handler Condensate Water (and Money) Down the Drain! - Blog 3/20/2018
Why Dip Slides and Laboratory Bacteria Testing May Not Agree - Blog 2/27/2018
Protecting Off-Line Cooling Water Equipment - Blog 2/20/2018
Active Chiller Approach Temperature Monitoring Leads to Increased Operating LIfe and Efficiency - Blog 1/23/2018
Keep Cooling Costs Down with Clean Water - Blog 1/16/208
How Cooling Tower Systems Work - Blog 12/19/2017
Is Your Closed Loop System Losing Water? - Blog 12/12/2017
Dead Legs, Biofilm, and Legionnaires Disease - Blog 11/13/2017
Cooling Tower Cleaning Pays Off - Blog 11/6/2017
A Simple Solution: The University of Alabama's Fin Water Recovery System - District Energy Magazine First Quarter 2013
Alternative Water Sources for Cooling Tower Systems - Process Cooling Jul/Aug 2011
Capturing and Reusing Air Handler Condensate without Digging Up the Campus - Facilities Manager Magazine Mar/Apr 2013
Closed System Treatment and Maintenance - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Jan/Feb 2010
Importance of Effective Microbiological Control in Open Cooling Systems - Chief Engineer Jul 2017
Learning the Language of Microbiological Control in Cooling Water - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Jul/Aug 2010
Reclaiming Air Handler Condensate Water - FE Journal May/Jun 2012
Reducing Water Costs in Building HVAC Systems - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal May/June 2010
Water Treatment Programs for HVAC Systems Can Play a Major Role in Meeting Green Objectives - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Sep/Oct 2008

Chem-Aqua® Services
Cooling Tower Cleaning Pays Off - Blog 11/6/2017
An Overlooked Key to Efficiency: Coil Cleaning - FE Journal Jul/Aug 2013
Cooling Tower Cleaning Pays Off - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Mar/Apr 2011
Cooling Tower Cleaning Pays Off - The Network Sept 2010

Closed Loop Water Treatment
Not All Water Supplies are the Same - Blog 5/14/2019
Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems - Blog 12/4/2019
Combatting Corrosion with Chem-Aqua - Blog 11/13/2018
Why Water Needs to be Treated - Blog 10/9/2018
Identifying Types of Corrosion in Water Systems - Blog 8/8/2018
Is Your Closed Loop System Losing Water? - Blog 12/12/2017
Corrosion Control in Off-Line Steam Boilers - FE Journal Jul/Aug 2011
Selecting and Maintaining Glycol Based Heat Transfer Fluids - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Sep/Oct 2010

Equipment
Understanding Industrial Filtration: A Guide to Media Types - Blog 9/17/2019
How Microbiological Filters Work - Blog 8/6/2019
How to Calculate Softener Capacity - Blog 6/18/2019
Not All Water Supplies are the Same - Blog 5/14/2019
Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems - Blog 12/4/2018
How Reverse Osmosis Works - Blog 10/18/2018
Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps - Blog 3/13/2018
How Sodium-Cycle Water Softeners Work - Blog 1/2/2018
Cooling System Filtration: Accessory or Necessity? - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Mar/Apr 2009

Legionella Risk Management
Legionella Control Policy vs Water Management Plans Blog 11/19/2019
Water Crisis in America: What Can We Learn from Flint Blog 10/22/2019
My Building Water System Tested Positive for Legionella; Now What? Blog 7/23/2019
Ice Machines and Legionella Blog 7/16/2019
Legionella: To Sample, or Not To Sample?... That Is The Question Blog 7/9/2019
4 Ways to Minimize Legionella Risk - Blog 2/26/2019
Biofilm, Amoeba, and Legionella - Blog 10/31/2018
The Cooling Tower Inspectors are Coming - Marianne Schafer in Bricks & Bucks  6/6/2018
Dead Legs, Biofilm, and Legionnaires Disease - Blog 11/13/2017

Resourcefully Green
How Water Treatment Helps Meet Green Building Objectives - Facilities Engineering Journal Sep/Oct 2013
Greening Health Care Facilities: Solid Water Treatment Technology - Colorado Real Estate Journal May 2011
Greening Healthcare Facilities Through HVAC - The Network Aug 2009
How Water Treatment Helps Meet Green Building Objectives - Office & Commercial Aug 2008
Solid Water Treatment Technology - Site Stuff 2007
Using Automation To Green Your Water Treatment Program - The Network Mar 2011
Using Automation To Green Your Water Treatment Program - Association of Facilities Engineering Journal Nov/Dec 2010

Solid Water Treatment
Greening Health Care Facilities: Solid Water Treatment Technology - Colorado Real Estate Journal May 2011
Solid Water Treatment Technology: A Green Building Maintenance Solution SiteStuff 2007Innovative Technology Improves Innovative Technology Improves Solid Water Treatment Systems Facilities Engineering Jorunal June 2011

Testing
Why Water Needs to be Treated - Blog 10/9/2018
What is PPM? - Blog 10/29/2019

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Strategic Sourcing

Biofilm Cleaning
bioeXile™ Biofilm Cleaning

Biological Drain Maintenance
ECO Bionics®  BIO-Amp™ Drain Maintenance System
ECO Bionics DrainCobra™ Drain Maintenance System
FREE-FLOW™ Biological Drain Maintenace Systems

Delivery System
SMARTLink® Delivery Solutions

General Services Administration (GSA)
GSA Capabilities

Industries
ReNew® Air Scrubber (Odor Control)
Solutions For The Whole Campus
Solutions For Healthcare Management
Solutions For The Food & Beverage Industry
Solutions For Building Management
Solutions For New Construction

Legionella
Legionella Risk Management
ASHRAE 188-2015: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

Pretreatment
Pretreatment Capabilities
aquaDART® Real-Time Automation Control
Board Mounted Chemical Feed and Control Systems
Closed Loop Filtration
Ready-To-Install Boiler Blowdown Control Assemblies
Reverse Osmosis
Sand Filtration
Water Softeners

Resourcefully Green®
Resourcefully Green Solutions
Resourcefully Green
Resourcefully Green Building Initiative
Extreme Water Conservation: Zero Blowdown
How Chem-Aqua Can Help You Earn LEED®-EB O&M Credits (2009)
How Chem-Aqua Can Help You Earn LEED-NC Credits (2009)

How Chem-Aqua Can Help You Earn LEED-BC+C Credits (v4)
How Chem-Aqua Can Help You Earn LEED-O&M Credits (v4)

Solid Water Treatment
HandiChem™ Solid Water Treatment Systems
HandiChem Solid Block System
HandiChem Oxidizing Biocide System

Specialty Cleaning Services
Chem-Aqua® Services Capabilities
Coil Cleaning/UV Sterilization Services
Pretreatment Services
Closed Loop Cleaning Services
Cooling Tower Cleaning Services
Domestic Water Line Services

Wastewater
Wastewater Treatment

Case Studies

Boilers
Automatic Controller Improves Results and Reduces Operating Costs (CS1-001)

Closed Systems
Cycle Time Improved and Maintenance Costs Reduced in Plastics Plant (CS3-001)
Chlorine Dioxide Reduces Costs in Thermal Storage Systems (CS3-002)

Pretreatment Equipment
HPF Closed Loop Filter Solved Problem in New Chilled Water Loop(CS4-001)
Dealkalizer Installation Improves Program and Reduces Operating Costs (CS4-002)
Dealkalizer Improves Results and Reduces Operating Costs (CS4-004)
Sand Filter Improves Water Quality in Large Property Management Facility (CS4-005)

HandiChem™ Solids Water Treatment Systems
HandiChem System Helps Meet Corporate Sustainability Initiatives (CS7-001)
HandiChem System CS7-001 Before/After Pictures (CS7-001a)
HandiChem System Simplifies Water Treatment in Large Casino Resort (CS7-002)
HandiChem System Simplifies Water Treatment in Pharmaceutical Facility (CS7-003)
HandiChem System Solves Poultry Processing Plant Water Treatment Problems (CS7-004)

HandiChem System Simplifies Water Treatment in Large Property Management Facility (CS7-005)
Cooling Tower Cleaning Job Leads to HandiChem Installation at Printing Facility (CS7-006)

Chem-Aqua® Services
Coil Cleaning Improves Operational Efficiency for Hospital (CS9-001)
Steam Cleaning of Coils Improves Air Flow for Hospital (CS9-002)

Steam Coil Cleaning At Large Manufacturing Plant Is Tremendous Success (CS9-003)
Coil Cleaning Improves Air Flow At Commercial High-Rise Building (CS9-004)
Coil Cleaning Improves Air Flow At Medical Facility (CS9-005)
Coil Cleaning Improves Air Flow At Hospital (CS9-006)
Coil Successful Chemical and Steam Coil Cleaning At High-Rise Building (CS9-007) 
Coil Cleaning in Slovakian Biomass Power Plant (CS9-008)
HVAC Coil Cleaning in Czech Chemical Plant (CS9-009)
Coil Cleaning At Electronic Parts Manufacturer (CS9-010)
Successful Chemical and Steam Coil Cleaning At Manufacturing Facility (CS9-011)
Professional Steam Coil Cleaning At Hospital Improves Air Flow (CS9-012)
Coil Cleaning Produces Huge Energy Savings for Long-Term Care Facility (CS9-013)

Wastewater Systems
ECO Bionics® BIO-Amp™ Reduces Ice Cream Plant BOD Levels (CS6-001)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Reduces Grease Trap Pump Out Frequency (CS6-002)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Outperforms Other Drain Maintenance Produces (CS6-003)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Reduces Grease Trap Pump Out Frequency (CS6-004)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Significantly Reduces BOD and TSS Levels(CS6-005)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Significantly Reduces Wastewater Surcharges (CS6-006)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Reduces Surcharges in Food Processing Plant (CS6-007)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Saves Bakery $132,000 in Annual Surcharges (CS6-008)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Reduces Grease Trap Pump Outs in School System (CS6-009)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Frees Up Valuable University Maintenance Dollars (CS6-010)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Frees Up Maintenance Dollars in Hospitality Industry (CS6-011)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Frees Up Maintenance Dollars in Healthcare Industry (CS6-012)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Solves Wastewater Odor Problems at Rendering Plant (CS6-013)
Cost Savings with Wastewater Plans for Metals Removal (CS6-014)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Improves FOG Removal Efficiency in Grease Interceptors (CS6-015)
ECO Bionics BIO-Amp Meets City Requirements for FOG Removal (CS6-016)

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Presentations

Technical Bulletins

Boiler Systems
Calculating and Monitoring the Percent Condensate Return (TB1-021)
Boiler Water Carryover (TB1-004)
Deaerator Design and Operation (TB1-010)
Energy Loss vs. Scale Thickness (TB1-022)
Guidelines for Inspecting a Boiler (TB1-006)
Improper Boiler Shutdown Can Cause Severe Corrosion (TB1-018)
Monitoring Deaerator Performance (TB1-012)
Off-Line Boiler Protection Options (TB1-019)
Preparing a Boiler for Inspection (TB1-001)
Preventing Common Boiler Deposits (TB1-020)
Steam Accumulators (TB1-029)
The Importance of Feedwater Temperature Control (TB1-023)
The Importance of Good Feedwater Temperature Control (TB1-025)
Troubleshooting Guide: Deaerators (TB1-011)
Troubleshooting Surgical Instrument Staining (TB1-013)
Understanding Boiler Treatment Control Ranges (TB1-009)
Water Treatment Monitoring Guidelines for Steam Boilers (TB1-014)
Wet and Dry Boiler Storage Procedures (TB1-002)

Cooling Systems
Controlling Iron Related Bacteria in Cooling Systems (TB2-034)
Controlling Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB) (TB2-028)
Impact of Water Treatment on Chiller Energy Costs (TB2-026)
Importance of Proper Cooling System Lay-up (TB2-033)
Injection Mold Storage Procedures (TB2-044)
Importance of Monitoring Chiller Approach Temperatures (TB2-048)
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Chiller Efficiency (TB2-043)
Obtaining Evaporation Credits for Cooling Tower Systems (TB2-045)
The Importance of Cycles in Cooling Water Treatment (TB2-025)
Total Evaporation Deposits on Tower Fill (TB2-030)
Troubleshooting Deposits on Tower Film Fill (TB2-031)
Understanding and Using Corrosion Coupons (TB2-009)
Understanding Your Cooling Treatment Control Ranges (TB2-027)
Using and Interpreting Dip Slides (TB2-001)
Water Treatment Monitoring Guidelines for Cooling Tower Systems (TB2-024)
White Rust on Galvanized Cooling Towers (TB2-032)
Why Dip Slides and Laboratory Bacteria Testing May Not Agree (TB2-057)
Chorine and Bromine Testing in Cooling Towers (TB2-058)

Closed Systems
Closed Loop Cleaning Procedures (TB3-001)
Importance of Flushing Glycol From HVAC Coils (TB3-005)
Locating Water Losses in Closed Systems (TB3-003)
Nitrite Loss in Closed Systems (TB3-002)
Protecting Glycol-Water Closed Systems (TB3-004)
Troubleshooting Guide: Closed Loop Systems (TB3-006)

Pretreatment Equipment
Alkalinity Removal Using a Chloride Cycle Dealkalizer (TB4-012)
Basic Softener Operation (TB4-001)
Dealkalizer Elution Study Report Form (TB4-008)
Reverse Osmosis Clean-In-Place: Step-By-Step Procedure (TB4-017)
Softener Elution Study Report Form (TB4-005)
Softener Regeneration With Salt Saver Dosages (TB4-006)
Troubleshooting Guide: Filtration (TB4-011)
Troubleshooting Guide for Valve Nest Series Softeners (TB4-002)
Troubleshooting Guide for Multiport Valve Softeners (TB4-003)
Using Elution Studies to Troubleshoot Dealkalizers (TB4-007)
Using Elution Studies to Troubleshoot Softeners (TB4-004)

Miscellaneous
Comparing Laboratory and Field Test Results (TB8-015)
How To Accurately Measure Conductivity (TB8-010)
How To Accurately Measure pH (TB8-011)
Using Chemical Additions to Estimate System Volume (TB8-004)
Using Salt Additions to Estimate System Volume (TB8-005)

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