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Update: Online measurement of oxidizing biocides

04.01.2013  |  Huchler, L. A.,  MarTech Systems, Inc., Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Keywords: [cooling water chemical treatement] [biocides] [algae] [microbes] [corrosion]

Nearly all owners of industrial cooling towers feed oxidizing biocides—chlorine (Cl) and bromine (Br)—to kill bacteria in the recirculating cooling water. Minimizing the populations of bacteria is critical to avoid microbiological fouling and a subsequent loss of heat transfer and to eliminate pathogenic strains of bacteria being present in water droplets entrained in the cooling tower plume.

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