Cooling towers are designed to reuse water. During this process, the “pure” water is evaporated, while the impurities remain. These impurities cause numerous problems, including high levels of lime scale, which eventually leads to corrosion. A cooling tower biocide is used to combat these issues. Chemical treatment for cooling towers is determined by the calcium and PH levels of the water and may be in the form of either an oxidizer biocide or non-oxidizer biocide. An oxidizer cooling tower biocide is usually comprised of sodium bromide or sodium hypochlorite and is generally used on a daily basis. A non-oxidizer cooling tower biocide (i.e. glutaraldehyde) is used as needed.
The cost of the chemical treatment of cooling towers can add up, especially when you figure in expenses such as the chemicals themselves and maintenance staff. This is where an electronic water decaler / electronic water conditioner, such as ScaleBlaster, comes into play. ScaleBlaster uses no chemicals and requires no maintenance. It is easy to install and never comes into contact with the water. An electronic water conditioner emits sonic waves and allows the PH of the circulating water to naturally elevate and stabilize. The corrosive properties of the water are reduced and existing lime scale is removed. ScaleBlaster also controls algae and bacteria. A one-time investment in a ScaleBlaster industrial unit can save you thousands of dollars a year on chemicals, repairs and ongoing maintenance.
Power plants around the world, including in the United States, China and Mexico, are turning to ScaleBlaster. Visit our Dealers page to find a ScaleBlaster representative near you.