May 2004

Plant Optimization/Environmental

Control microbial growth in your cooling water

Proper monitoring and chemical dosing can alleviate this challenge

Rahman, S., Karnaphuli Fertilizer Co. Ltd.

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) needs cooling water (CW) to operate efficiently and safely. Cooling water may be in either a circulating or open tower. Circulating CW needs regular chemical dosing and monitoring to maintain desired water conditions. System performance is dependent on several factors: the right chemical type, sufficient dosing, makeup water quality, plant location and the beneficiary plant characteristics. The CW system is subjected to severe stress due to plentiful nutrients for microbial growth and subsistence. This is due to the facility being located in a tropical monsoon area. Apart from any other cooling tower, it is supplied with very good water quality

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