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Baron, C.

ChemTreat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris Baron received a Bch degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1988. He has 22 yr of experience in industrial water treatment. After a brief stint working as a bench chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, he attended Purdue University, where his graduate research project involved a study of the formation, equilibration and decomposition kinetics and mechanisms of bromamines and bromochloramines. He is the primary author on 10 technical publications related to the control of microbial growth in recirculating cooling and process waters, and is a Tech Staff Specialist for ChemTreat, Inc.

Cooling water microbiological control

ChemTreat: Baron, C.  |  Kalakodimi, R. P.  |  Buecker, B.

The authors’ previous article, “Advanced cooling tower water treatment,” published in the June issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, outlined modern chemical treatment methods for scale and corrosion control in cooling towers and associated cooling systems, which are integral components of refineries, petrochemical plants and similar facilities.

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