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Energy Generation

Global energy requirements are continuously growing, while fossil-based natural resources are becoming ever scarcer. The requirement for increasing efficiency during energy generation is derived directly from this.

Boiler feed water treatment in energy generation

Depending on the method used, water is heated in various ways and converted into steam within the core process of a power plant. Corrosion processes are significantly accelerated under these predominant conditions, meaning the corrosion protection is of fundamental importance.

The boiler feed water is treated to remove soluble salts in upstream process stages by means of ion exchangers or reverse osmosis systems. Subsequently, soluble gasses are removed, especially oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Cooling water treatment in energy generation

In power plants, the output sides of the turbines are cooled in order to create a pressure and temperature gradient. In order to ensure trouble free operation, the cooling water for the cooling water circuit is filtered beforehand, softened, or the salt content is completely removed.

Conventional treatments include adding inhibitors to the cooling water, in order to protect the pipelines and heat exchangers from corrosion. Biocides are used to prevent biofilms, which tend to form in this damp, warm climate. Chlorine dioxide is also used in order to effectively control biofilm.