This technical troubleshooting guide looks at the control of biofilm in industrial cooling water systems. The guide examines the problems caused by bacteria and the growth of biofilm including system corrosion, reduced heat transfer efficiency, and the increased health risks from Legionella bacteria. It concludes by looking at bacteria hot spots and what measures can be taken to maintain control.
In this article the healthcare water safety specialists at Water Treatment Services look at the control of legionella and other waterborne pathogens in hospitals and healthcare premises. The article considers what the risks are and the legal responsibilities for managing them, latest codes of practice and technical guidance, effective control measures; and concludes by reviewing the role of the Water Safety Group and effective risk management through detailed planning.
This expert water safety guide looks at common problems associated with private water supplies and what to do about them. The guide focuses on the need for regular water testing, common types of contamination and what measures can be taken to prevent these problems occuring.
This article looks at the UK brewing industry focusing on opportunities to reduce water consumption and the reuse of wastewater to reduce costs and improve environmental performance.
The article examines the use of water in the brewing process, how water consumption is measured, what the big brewers are doing to reduce their water usage, alternative water treatment technologies, and how brewers worldwide are rising to the water reuse challenge to create new, recycled beers.
In this article our industrial water treatment team look at the increasingly popular chemical product silver hydrogen peroxide, used in the disinfection and sterilisation of equipment, hard surfaces, water, wastewater and effluent. The article briefly explains how the catalytic effect of small concentrations of ionic silver can help to both stabilise and boost the performance of the hydrogen peroxide component. The article also includes a review of the benefits of this highly versatile, eco-friendly disinfectant.
This article looks at the potential health effects of drinking softened water. It explains how water softeners work, where they are used and considers some of the potential health concerns, highlighting a number of specific circumstances where softened water should be avoided. It concludes with some practical advice for those in hard water areas.
Whether plumbing systems are used at home or at work, each winter brings with it sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes and the damage that it can bring.
As soon as the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero, there is the possibility that your pipes might freeze, landing you with a big bill for fixing them, and a mess to clear-up when the temperature rises again and they start to thaw out.
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at closed water systems, highlighting the most common problems that affect such closed heating and chilled water systems. The guide examines the problems of scale, corrosion, foaming and the build-up of bacteria and biofilm in closed loops. It also gives guidance on the selection and application of specialist water treatment chemicals designed to tackle specific issues.