WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

Keeping A Lid On It: Identifying And Intercepting Potential Cooling Water System Upsets
Keeping A Lid On It: Identifying And Intercepting Potential Cooling Water System Upsets

A wide range of industrial operations rely on cooling systems to function. And, in turn, these systems require cooling water to function. So, it stands to reason that a wide range of water treatment issues need to be considered and addressed so that cooling water system upsets are avoided and everything continues to run as it should. Oftentimes, an efficient industrial operation depends on efficient monitoring and treatment of cooling water.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Kirin Beer Uses 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For CO2 and O2 Removal to Prevent Pipe Corrosion at Three of Their Japanese Breweries
    Kirin Beer Uses 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For CO2 and O2 Removal to Prevent Pipe Corrosion at Three of Their Japanese Breweries

    In the food and beverage industry, there is a growing awareness of environmental considerations wherever chemicals are used. In response, companies are trending towards alternative systems that operate with less chemical usage.

  • FEDI System Has Been Running Successfully For Six Years
    FEDI System Has Been Running Successfully For Six Years

    Brazos Electric Cooperative Power Plant in Cleburne, TX is a nominal 258 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant operating on AGC (Automatic Generation Control) load requirements. The plant uses approximately 54 million gallons of water per year for boiler feed water and NOx control of its combustion turbine.

  • FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation
    FGD Purge Treatment In Coal-Fired Power Generation

    Stricter environmental policies and regulations worldwide are changing how industry approaches all aspects of business. Likewise, EU (European Union) environmental policies governing air, soil, and water quality have become progressively stringent.

    These policy changes affect the power industry’s balance of meeting growing European energy demands with compliance to environmental standards. In order to conform with EU standards specific for flue gas, a coalfired generation plant (at the time owned by Endesa, Italia, S.p.A.) in Monfalcone, Italy, undertook the measure of installing a state-of-the-art FGD (flue gas desulfurization) system at their facility. This system would remove SO2 (sulfur dioxide) from the emissions for the 336 MW coal-fired power station.

  • MIOX’s On-Demand Generated Chemistry Boosts Production Of One Of The Major Puerto Rico Power Plants
    MIOX’s On-Demand Generated Chemistry Boosts Production Of One Of The Major Puerto Rico Power Plants

    In 2010, one of the Power Plants of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) faced a crisis due to biological growth in their power plant’s cooling tower. The plant was using straight hypochlorite, which was not effective at controlling biological growth.

  • Wood-Fired Biomass Power Generation Facility Uses <br>Q-SEP® UF Membranes For Pretreatment
    Wood-Fired Biomass Power Generation Facility Uses
    Q-SEP® UF Membranes For Pretreatment

    The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center is a nominal 100 MW wood-fired biomass power generation facility located in Gainesville, FL. The plant provides about 30% of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ power, reducing the area’s dependence on energy from fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. The client contacted QUA to install their Q-SEP® UF membranes as pretreatment for the plant’s water treatment system.

  • OPUS Achieves Zero Wastewater Discharge
    OPUS Achieves Zero Wastewater Discharge

    The client revived, expanded and modernized its operations in order to produce rare earth materials in high volumes and in an environmentally responsible manner. As part of the expansion, the client contracted Veolia to design and build a new water treatment plant for their state-of-the-art rare earth facility.

  • Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up
    Cooling Water Intake Decisions Are Heating Up

    Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its rule for cooling water intakes under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, the race is on for more than 600 power plants and manufacturing facilities to comply.  Right now, there is probably no better example in the water industry of how carefully choosing among compliance options can lead to millions of dollars in cost savings.

  • Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant
    Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant

    The Villoresi Channel, located north of Milan, was designed with the main purpose of agricultural irrigation while providing water to the city of Milan. The paths running along the canal were also used for recreational purposes and cross through some of the most beautiful natural parks in Lombardy.

  • Rokeby Generating Station Saves 50% In Capital Expense By Using 3M&trade; Liqui-Cel&trade; EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors To Remove CO₂ To Extend Mixed Bed Resin Life
    Rokeby Generating Station Saves 50% In Capital Expense By Using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors To Remove CO₂ To Extend Mixed Bed Resin Life

    Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) recently commissioned a membrane decarbonation system using  3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors to remove CO2 prior to their mixed bed deionizers.

  • Keeping A Lid On It: Identifying And Intercepting Potential Cooling Water System Upsets
    Keeping A Lid On It: Identifying And Intercepting Potential Cooling Water System Upsets

    A wide range of industrial operations rely on cooling systems to function. And, in turn, these systems require cooling water to function. So, it stands to reason that a wide range of water treatment issues need to be considered and addressed so that cooling water system upsets are avoided and everything continues to run as it should. Oftentimes, an efficient industrial operation depends on efficient monitoring and treatment of cooling water.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Pista&reg; Sand Removal Chamber Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit chamber, S&L continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by emphasizing a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® brand is the most-specified in North America.

Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation Reliable. Flexible. Experienced. Ozone And Advanced Oxidation

De Nora offers reliable, robust and proven ozone solutions to ensure peace of mind, backed by extensive global experience.

Aquafine OptiVenn Aquafine OptiVenn

The OptiVenn Series is a family of robust and flexible UV Systems with advanced technology designed to meet the stringent requirements of Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Microelectronics and other Industrial Markets.

The treatment chamber is constructed of 316L SS with two finish options. The control panel is constructed of 304 SS and is equipped with a Universal Controller which provides control, monitoring and operational information in a single convenient location.

The treatment chamber and control  panel are extremely compact, yet offer flexibility of installation to accommodate  into different skid designs or as a standalone UV System.

PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller

Shelter space and the overall initial investment in analytical equipment can be expensive. The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller offers a low initial investment solution by integrating the single board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS&trade; 927 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series

With no consumables or frequent calibration requirements, LGR-ICOS laser process analyzers can significantly improve process monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes and other applications requiring fast, sensitive quantification of trace gases in ambient air, high purity gases, or in complex matrices.

LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch

Delivers leading-edge technology to the non-invasive switch market by facilitating accurate level measurement for oil & gas, chemical, and power generation applications.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

  • Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine
    Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Waste-To-Energy
    Waste-To-Energy

    At Fluence, we have more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of waste-to-energy plants for a wide range of industrial and municipal clients. Our proprietary anaerobic treatment technologies process wastewater and sludge to produce biogas, which can be used to produce electricity and thermal energy, or which can be purified to produce biomethane for injection into the grid.

  • L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video
    L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video

    L'eau Claire upflow filters offer an alternative to conventional water clarifiers for removing suspended solids and colloidal material such as silica. Despite the influent loading, this cost-effective filtration process removes 98% of particulates ≥2 microns without the use of clarifiers, flocculation, sedimentation, dry chemical addition or mixers. Watch the video to see how it works.

  • Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station
    Hospital Upgrades Submersible Pump to S&L Wet Well Mounted Pump Station

    A hospital had been pumping their wastewater with a submersible pump for years. But after seeing the benefits of the S&L Above Grade Wet Well Mounted Pump Station, they quickly saw the benefits - easier and safer maintenance, higher efficiency, long pump life, and more. Hear from the operator himself to learn why the hospital now prefers S&L's EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE POWER GENERATION INDUSTRY

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 2: Upstream Equipment
    Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 2: Upstream Equipment

    The success of a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane system is often directly related to its pretreatment. The previous section of this article discussed RO design issues and introduced how a pilot study should include a study of its probable pretreatment equipment since the pretreatment performance will directly affect the performance of the RO system. However, piloting the upstream processes can be challenging in sizing these components for the pilot RO unit’s low flow rate.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 1: Design
    Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 1: Design

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. Part one of this series will review the importance of water samples and pilot studies as plant engineers begin to design an RO system to match their needs.

  • How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry
    How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry

    Global demand for power and water is accelerating — and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and water projects. During the first three quarters of 2017, about US$30 billion of major power contracts and US$20 billion of water projects were awarded across the region. In 2018, the figure is looking more like $60 billion with the two sectors combined.

  • The Energy Reality Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis &mdash; And Why The U.S. Should Care
    The Energy Reality Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis — And Why The U.S. Should Care

    In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry.

  • Water Shortages Cost Indian Energy Companies Billions
    Water Shortages Cost Indian Energy Companies Billions

    There's a hidden threat to Indian energy companies' revenues — water.

  • If We Don’t Talk About Water, Are We Really Talking About Resiliency?
    If We Don’t Talk About Water, Are We Really Talking About Resiliency?

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.

  • Improved Process Control: Putting ‘Knowledge Is Power’ To Work
    Improved Process Control: Putting ‘Knowledge Is Power’ To Work

    You can’t control what you don’t know and when it comes to gas mixtures, control is of vital importance. But how can you get a handle on all of the elements you’re processing at a given time?

  • How To Combat Coal Ash In Power Plant Wastewater Streams
    How To Combat Coal Ash In Power Plant Wastewater Streams

    Unbeknownst to many, coal ash is one of the most prolific industrial wastes affecting wastewater quality in the country, with more than 100 hundred million tons produced each year. And treating for the byproduct is paramount, with health concerns and stringent regulations in place governing its removal.

  • Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?
    Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?

    Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.

  • It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

  • Droughts And Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy To Power Sri Lanka
    Droughts And Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy To Power Sri Lanka

    India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric plants, with high demand for water for cooling. That means that droughts, like the one caused last year by weak monsoons, can shut off the power, hampering the economy and potentially endangering lives.

  • El Paso Electric Should Protect The City’s Water And Let Solar Power Shine
    El Paso Electric Should Protect The City’s Water And Let Solar Power Shine

    Resiliency is a hot button word right now. Ten years ago, advocates focused on “adaptation,” or the idea of adapting to the coming effects of climate change. Now the focus is on “resiliency,” the ability to bounce forward — not backward — when something disastrous happens.

  • Rounding Up The Water, Clean Energy, And Climate Bills In The 85th Texas Legislative Session
    Rounding Up The Water, Clean Energy, And Climate Bills In The 85th Texas Legislative Session

    We’re entering the home stretch of the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.

  • Achieving Ultrapure Water
    Achieving Ultrapure Water

    It may sound intimidating, but water that has been treated to “ultrapure” condition is more than necessary in many applications. This highly-cleansed product is a fundamental part of many industrial operations, from the medicine we need to get well to the power we rely on in our daily lives. But, as the name implies, it’s no small task to get average influent to the ultrapure level.

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