Reverse Osmosis / RO is a technology used to remove dissolved solids and impurities from water using a semi-permeable RO membrane which allows the passage of water but leaves the majority of dissolved solids and other contaminants
behind. The RO membranes require water to be under high pressure (greater than osmotic pressure) to do this. The water that passes through the RO membrane is referred to as the "permeate" and the dissolved salts that are rejected
by the RO membrane is referred to as the "concentrate". A properly run RO system can remove up to 99.5% of incoming dissolved salts and impurities.
The growth of membrane technologies in many diverse applications has been remarkable. Reverse Osmosis has been extremely effective in boiler feedwater preparation and improving boiler operation. Membrane technology applications are continuing to develop for the treatment of wastewater and municipal water treatment systems.
Boiler feed water treatment system is always necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality steam generation. An appropriate boiler feed water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly downtime, expensive maintenance
fees, excessive energy and water costs and boiler failure.
Treating boiler feedwater is essential for both high and low pressure boilers. Correct treatment is will prevent boiler deposits and corrosion. An efficient and well-designed boiler feed water treatment system will:
KWT has successfully treated boilers in many commercial and industrial facilities and has expertise in specifying, monitoring, and maintaining all types of pretreatment equipment including softeners, demineralizers, and reverse osmosis equipment. Demineralization and membrane separation (RO) has proven to be a cost effective method of improving boiler system economics, saving energy, water, and chemicals.
Not properly treating wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is being reused). It can also cause a company to incur heavy fines and possible
legal action if wastewater is being improperly discharged. KWT provides expertise in using the scientific method to improve waste treatment operations. Because of the numerous variables that can affect treatment results, the use
of the scientific method to improve plant operations prevents wasted time, organizes data, and results in optimal treatment programs.
Groundwater remediation systems often have problematic mineral or microbiological deposits in the well pumps, casings and screens as well as the transfer lines. These deposits also occur frequently in treatment equipment including
air strippers, flotation equipment and filters. These deposits restrict flowrates, well “specific capacity”, and treatment equipment efficiencies. Deposits consisting or calcium, iron and manganese are the most common.
As a groundwater system is being engineered water analyses can be used to predict the most probable deposits which will form and the severity of the expected fouling. Computer modeling of the water analyses gives additional guidance to engineers and operators of the groundwater systems and the water chemistry and how to prevent deposits from occurring. Remediation Services provides water and deposit analyses that can lead to pretreatment and prevention of deposits or improved cleaning of existing deposits.
Remediation Services Company provides proprietary antiscalant formulations that prevent mineral deposits in groundwater treatment systems. The products have been used in many groundwater systems throughout the midwest. The products have been reviewed and used by many environmental engineering firms. State agencies including Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have reviewed and allowed the use of our antiscalants in many remediation sites in Kansas and surrounding states.
Proper cooling water treatment prolongs cooling equipment service life, maintains uninterrupted efficient production, and reduces energy and water costs. KWT understands how fouling, corrosion, and water scarcity can negatively impact
your daily operations.
No two industrial cooling water systems are alike. Each system is impacted by the raw water quality, flow rates, metallurgy, temperatures, humidity, and operating procedures. Our treatment programs start with an assessment of the process,
water chemistry and cooling requirements in your cooling systems.
Microbiological control has been found to be the one most significant factors in successful cooling water treatment. Biofilms are responsible for several types of corrosion and provide surfaces for scale and deposit accumulation. The
control of biofilm formation is very important. Additionally the control of pathogenic organisms (such as Legionella) known to grow in cooling systems is critical.
KWT applies our products to keep your system running at peak efficiency, extend equipment life, reduce water usage, and protect the environment. We also recommend the most cost effective microbiological treatment for cooling systems.
In most cases we recommend oxidizing biocides as the primary biocides. Biocide effectiveness can be sometimes enhanced with the use use of biodispersants. Non oxidizing biocides can be cost effective in system cleanup and overcome
the effects of system contamination.
By using the most advanced polymeric dispersants for scale and deposit control, these dispersants allow higher cycles of concentration resulting in less water and chemical usage.