Have you made the switch to solids yet?
For a long time, liquid chemicals have been the preferred choice of water treatment for cooling towers, boilers or closed loop systems, however businesses are now realising there are numerous advantages for using solid chemicals instead.
There is the old saying “if it’s not broken don’t fix it”, which is often the case when it comes to water treatment in the industry, especially when there has been no issues with your water while using your current method of water treatment. Switching to solid chemicals means there will be a transition period where training of personnel will be required and ofcourse there will be an upfront cost for the new equipment, chemicals and installation – so why would an organisation make the change?
There are many risks associated with liquid chemicals, health and safety wise & environmentally, by switching to solid chemicals these are eliminated. Environmentally, switching to solid chemicals not only has an impact on water savings but CO2 reduction is a direct result of switching to solid chemistry. Assuming a 2,000 ton average load at 5 cycles of concentration, switching from liquids to solids can reduce CO2 emissions by 56 tons annually.
Changing from liquid chemicals to solid chemicals is a lot easier and quicker than you think, and while there may be an upfront cost when making the switch to solids, in the long run the savings will by far offset this cost, and while there may be a period of adjusting to the new equipment and chemistry, we can confidently say this will not take long to get used to. You will soon see the difference in your energy and water usage, and the positive impact you are making in your business and the environment.
Benefits of making the switch?
They say a picture paints a thousand words, you can see in the illustrations below the physical differences in the liquid & solid chemicals and how they will impact your workplace. The solid cannisters are conpact with easy to open lids, the amount of chemical in this small cannister will carry out the same amount of work as 2.7 liquid drums.