Typical Water Treatment Applications
Residential Treatment involves water purification through the removal of unwanted elements and contaminants from untreated well or surface water. Drinking water must comply with required standards (e.g. Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality or Water Standards of World Health Organization).
Demineralisation (or Desalination) is used when water composition is so complex that treatment by conventional methods is inefficient or not possible. Reverse osmosis is often the only option for supply of communities and industry with potable water in areas where water is heavily mineralised, brackish, or saline.
Industrial Treatment is required for many industrial applications. This water must have appropriate properties to ensure that the manufacturing process is efficient, and that products comply with quality standards. Industrial processing can include all variety of options beginning from filtration and ending with reverse osmosis.
Cooling Towers Water needs special conditioning and disinfection to optimize cooling tower operation and prevent internal metal corrosion. Water is conditioned by treatment and addition of specialty chemicals.
Boiler Water requires processing for optimal operation and protection of boiler equipment from scaling and corrosion. One day of lost steam production can cost more than a complete set of chemical treatments for boiler water for one year.
Marine Water Processing is required for ships, yachts and offshore platforms. A marine vessel operates as a completely or partially closed system where water may be reused or recirculated for different purposes. All types of marine applications potable water, wastewater, and ballast water require treatment.