Industry Insights

Film-Forming Amine Resurgence Leads to Water Treatment Harmonization

Depending on your boiler or heating system, a one percent reduction in fuel used to heat water could mean likely saving tens of thousands of dollars over a year of operation. As well as it would curtail hundreds of tons of CO 2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. Preserving longevity of critical industrial boiler equipment while striving to reduce total cost of ownership continues to be a major driving force of [...]

Save Time, Energy, and Cost with a Well Clean-Out

The growing water scarcity in the western United States has led to an increased dependency on groundwater from wells. With regulatory pressure on groundwater, such as California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and the increased cost associated with the energy required to extract water, it is a good time to discuss the efficiency of wells. A loss in well efficiency and not meeting your [...]

Risk Assessment Revisions for Distributed Building Water: A Recent Update to Your Water Management Plans

Updated Water Management Requirements According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over seven million Americans get sick from diseases spread through water each year. The CDC indicates that out of these millions of people, 120,000 are hospitalized, and the associated treatment costs involved exceed three billion dollars. Utility water systems in hospitals have been under close study [...]

Water Scarcity in Context: Our Role and Impact

Water scarcity was prominent among 2021 headlines, which peaked in August when federal officials declared a first-ever water shortage in the Colorado River Basin after Lake Mead reached record-low levels . Terms such as water scarcity, drought, water stress, and water risk all communicate the societal impacts of water’s limited availability. However, they are often used interchangeably and can take on [...]

Complying with the Joint Commission's New Water Management Standards

Healthcare facilities continue to face budget and manpower reductions with increased regulations. Kurita America can help with our harmonized programs designed to reduce the time required to manage water treatment programs while enhancing system efficiency and reliability. This includes Legionella risk management support , advanced filtration equipment programs, secondary disinfection, electronic monitoring [...]

When You Can’t Buy Your Biological System a Heating Blanket

Cooler temperatures negatively impact biological treatment of wastewater systems. It is clear to see in the northern climates with icy roads, snow and temperatures below 32°F (0°C), but even in the Sun Belt states, lower water temperatures in the fall and winter months can contribute to poor biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and solids removal in a biological system and increased filamentous bacteria activity, [...]

Antioxidant Chemistries Maximize Coproduct Value

Kurita America’s development and application of antioxidant chemistries improve the quality of ethanol plant coproducts. The years of international experience coupled with local legacy to create OxiOUT, which is a stable solution of sodium metabisulfite and other proprietary antioxidants. After thorough review of the coproducts and what the quality issues are, our innovative chemistry leads into the [...]

Water is a Resource: Get Flowing on Sustainability Goals with Kurita America's Comprehensive Site Assessment

In 2020, a food and beverage customer in the Upper Midwest, United States, approached Kurita America to take a proactive method to address water consumption, production, and wastewater discharge at a world-class campus. Kurita set forth with its Comprehensive Site Assessment (CSA), which looks holistically at plant operations, production, and the use of resources. This is one of several approaches of our [...]

SaltOUT: Innovative Technology for Environmental Discharge and Reuse

Kurita America’s experience with cold lime softening (CLS) has culminated in the creation of SaltOUT, an innovative enhancement chemistry that precipitates hard-to-remove ions and trace metals into a stable solid waste. SaltOUT is a next-generation solution that will expand reuse and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) opportunities while meeting stringent discharge requirements and mitigating waste disposal [...]

Success in Zero Liquid Discharge to Guide Reuse Applications

In 2006, a groundbreaking ethanol plant began operation in the San Joaquin Valley of California. As one of the world’s most productive agricultural areas, this was a prime location; however, to address environmental challenges, the region had strict regulations on industrial discharge streams. To make this plant a reality, Kurita America designed a unique water system that required no environmental discharge, a [...]

Promote Good Plant Health and Better Yields: Winterization

We understand that preparing your irrigation system for winter is the last thing on your mind, especially during harvest. Algae, biomatter, and sediment buildup in the system after a season of irrigation from fertilizers and standing water can lead to plugged emitters and poor distribution uniformity (DU), which affects water efficiency and yield. The highest efficiency possible is important with water being the [...]

The Importance of Keeping Your Cooling Towers Clean

Dirty and fouled cooling tower water often plagues maintenance teams that manage industrial cooling towers. A dirty cooling tower can have a detrimental effect on the overall health of the plant’s water infrastructure, leading to lower efficiencies and increased costs. Cooling water full of fine sand, grit and biological matter can contribute to damage to analytical instrumentation, creating inaccuracies and [...]