Solid Solutions in water treatment
We are dedicated to finding you the most efficient, safest and environmentally friendly water treatment plan and solution available for your individual requirements.
By using solid chemicals as your choice of water treatment you not only eliminate the risks associated with liquid chemicals, but you reduce energy costs, water usage and most importantly you help play your part in protecting the environment.
While we have talked before about the main benefits and environmental benefits of using solid chemicals, which include:
- Smaller footprint required
- Solid chemicals are used with a wall mounted dissolver with simple installation
- Can be installed in harder to reach places
- Less storage space needed
- Reduced transportation costs
- Small volume packages
- Can be delivered during routine visits
- No danger of spillage
- 100% use of Product
- all packaging recyclable and zero hazardous waste produced
- Reduces health & safety risks associated with drum handling, chemical spills, and splashes
But what about the safety risks which are significantly reduced from the point of delivery and point of use? We take a closer look at these here:
Delivery of Chemicals to Point of Use
Getting the liquid chemicals to site is a difficult task in itself, it requires alot of manual handling with drums that are =/<25kg each. This means specialist trained staff and specific permits are needed. Physically this is time consuming work with the goods being transported via lifts & machinery and being manoeuvred through stairways and hallways.
When you compare this with the easy 5kg compact containers the solids come in, you can see the difference. The smaller containers eliminate all of that work. The cannisters come in a box of 4, meaning very limited manual handling is required and provide safe and easy handling to most locations within commercial buildings.
Chemical Handling at Point of Use
Once the chemicals have arrived, there are also another number of issues associated with liquid chemicals from a health and safety aspect. Due to the nature of liquid chemicals you will required a COSHH Risk assessment and complex permit to works which add additional time and responsibility for staff. There is also a risk of errors and mixing chemicals as labels can be harder to read.
After the new drums are installed there is still the removal and cleaning of old drums, this process needs to be carefully monitored due to the toxicity of some contents.
When using solid chemical, there is very little COSHH risk. Again, there is very little manual handling and the cannisters can be disposed of very easy. It is a quick and straight forward procedure with no risk of accidental mixing.
Cost of operation
The overall cost of the whole operation is significantly reduced, while many businesses think it is a “hassle” to change to solid, the benefits really do speak for themselves:
- Reduced transport costs – combine delivery visits with service
- Low labour input – reduced man hours
- Zero waste disposal costs
- Reduced service time
- Standard dosing & control equipment
When it comes to water treatment, many people take a “me too” approach and carry on using the same services and treatments as usual because it is “working fine,” but we at Aquachem are always encouraging our customers to try a different, more energy and cost-efficient method. While there will be a discourse when the change over is happening, this is very minimal, and you will soon notice the difference in your equipment, water, bill and labour costs.
Contact us today to speak to our experts on switching to solids.