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Don't Foul Your Chemical Odor Control System.

Posted by Anthony DeLoach, President on May 3, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Scaling Calcium Carbonate

Maintaining Water Quality: Key to Effective Chemical Odor Control Treatment Systems

Operating a chemical odor control treatment system requires careful attention to the makeup water supply system and its water quality. The balance of the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) plays a crucial role in the system's performance, and any imbalance can lead to significant issues in a short period.

The LSI number indicates the level of saturation of the water with respect to calcium carbonate. If the LSI number is excessively positive, it creates an ideal environment for scaling. Scaling, most commonly caused by calcium carbonate, can wreak havoc on a chlorine and caustic odor control system. Once scaling occurs, reversing the process becomes challenging.

When an odor control tower becomes fouled, it often necessitates the complete replacement of the media packing, assuming the packing can be successfully removed. Addressing fouling issues promptly and effectively is essential to maintain the optimal performance of the odor control system.

The Impact of Water Quality on Chemical Odor Control

Water quality directly affects the efficiency and longevity of chemical odor control treatment systems. Understanding the composition of the makeup water supply is crucial for preventing scaling and fouling issues that can impair the system's functionality.

Scaling occurs when the concentration of dissolved minerals in the water exceeds the water's saturation point, leading to the formation of mineral deposits on surfaces. Calcium carbonate scaling is particularly common and problematic in chlorine and caustic odor control systems. Over time, the accumulation of scale reduces the system's effectiveness, restricts flow, and increases operational costs.

Fouling, on the other hand, refers to the accumulation of unwanted substances, such as solids or organic matter, on the surfaces of the odor control tower's media packing. Once fouling occurs, the tower's efficiency declines, and the odor control process becomes compromised. In severe cases, complete replacement of the media packing is necessary to restore optimal performance.

Preventing Scaling and Fouling

To prevent scaling and fouling, it is essential to carefully manage water quality and maintain the LSI number within the recommended range. Regular monitoring of the LSI and implementing appropriate corrective measures is crucial for the effective operation of the odor control treatment system.

Water treatment professionals, like those at DeLoach Industries Inc., possess the expertise and knowledge to assess water quality, identify potential issues, and recommend appropriate solutions. Their comprehensive approach includes analyzing the LSI, conducting water testing, and providing customized treatment solutions to ensure the long-term efficiency and reliability of chemical odor control systems.

Partnering with Professionals for Effective Solutions

When facing challenges in chemical odor control treatment systems, seeking the guidance of professionals is paramount. DeLoach Industries Inc. offers specialized services and comprehensive support to address water quality issues and optimize the performance of odor control systems.

The team at DeLoach Industries Inc. has extensive experience in the design, manufacturing, and operation of water treatment systems including wet scrubbers, ammonia scrubbers, and biological and chemical scrubbers. Their professionals can assess the specific requirements of your odor control system, provide in-house engineering and CAD design support, and offer tailored solutions to address scaling, fouling, and other related challenges.

Contact DeLoach Industries Inc. at (941) 371-4995 to learn more about their expertise in chemical odor control treatment systems and how they can assist you in maintaining water quality, preventing scaling and fouling, and ensuring the optimal performance of your system.

Contact a professional at DeLoach Industries today!

Topics: odor control, calcium carbonate, Chemical Odor, media packing, Langilier index (LSI), scaling, chlorine, caustic

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