This course will help you understand the often-used jargon of water treatment specialists, & make better-informed decisions. It will assist you with industrial plant operation optimization, chemical management & implications of poor water treatment ...
- Course Outline
Industry at large faces the escalating challenge of managing and optimizing the consumption of what has been called The Liquid Oil of the 21st Century: Water. Water users for industrial applications, large or small, will be hard pressed to find more cost-effective alternatives to their existing water purification technologies. Water reuse and zero discharge concepts will be more frequently utilized, adding to the complexity of plant operation and cost management.
To this effect, a good understanding of Basic Water Chemistry is essential to troubleshoot operational problems, optimize industrial water treatment plant operation, and evaluate competitive bids of capital plant equipment. This course is practically oriented, with a half-day workshop where participants will be able to apply their newly acquired knowledge to solve industrial water system problems.
Water Chemistry is generally regarded as a specialized area of expertise and is seldom if ever covered by formal University/College education. This course will help you understand the often-used jargon of water treatment specialists, and make better-informed decisions. It will assist you with industrial plant operation optimization, chemical management and improving your knowledge of the implications of poor water treatment to the reliability of your plant’s assets – downtime and expensive capital equipment replacement.
Who Should Attend
Facility/utility engineers, consulting engineers, plant managers, environmental engineers, chemical technologists and technicians, plant operating personnel, those responsible for capital equipment bid processes of water treatment equipment, or anyone involved in the water treatment industry requiring more knowledge of Water Chemistry.
Participants are requested to bring a calculator.
Target IndustriesProgram Outline
Oil Refining, Gas Processing, Petrochemical, Chemical Process, Power, Iron & Steel, Municipal, Pulp & Paper food Processing, Microelectronics, Dairy, Metal Refining, Breweries, Pharmaceutical, Hospitals, Primary Metals, Automotive, Universities, Commercial Property Maintenance
Faculty: Luis Carvalho, P. Eng., GE Water & Process Technologies
The Water Analysis
• The Periodic Table and a basic review of the chemical elements
• How to review a laboratory or on-site water analysis; is the
water analysis reliable? Understand the meaningfulness
• How to balance a water analysis
• How to interpret a water analysis (what is important in an
ion-exchange or reverse osmosis plant?)
• What questions to ask (from your lab or water treatment
• Sample integrity (during sampling & shipment) ; Analytica
• Alkalinity and Buffering
• Acidity and pH
• Dissolved vs. Suspended Solids and Turbidity
• Conductivity, Cation Conductivity
• What does this all mean and how does it impact your plant
operation and costs?
• Colloidal vs. soluble Silica: What’s bad for my plant? How
teconomically deal with it.
• Disinfecting: What’s best? Gaseous chlorine, bleach, brom
hydantoin solids – Get the Facts.
• Oxidation-Redox Potential (ORP)
• Scaling and its indices (Langelier or LSI, RSI, S&DI); where and
when can scaling take place?
• Corrosion: when can it occur? (pretreatment system, cooling,
boiler & condensate plant)
• How to interpret basic deposit analyses
• Review of most major water treatment unit operations (lime
sofening, ion-exchange, RO, boiler and cooling water
• Unit conversions (Imperial, Metric) – Learn How To
Workshop (Practical exercises covering course material)
Questions And Answers
There will be a one-hour lunch break in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
After participating in this seminar you will be able to:
develop you overall confidence level in dealing with water treatment related issues
interpret and balance a water analysis
understand the impact of Alkalinity, Turbidity, Cation Conductivity and other water treatment verbage on your plant
predict scaling conditions in any water
interpret a deposit analysis
8:00 Registration and Coffee (1st Day only)
8:30 Registration begins
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.2 CEUs / 1.2 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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