The Splash

Kurita’s Cetamine Success at Renewable Energy StartUp

A biofuels plant in western Iowa was starting up with a traditional, 120 million gallons per year (MGY) design for a new plant. Kurita America bid on the start-up plant, proposing Cetamine® in conjunction with a caustic alkalinity booster. The plant was pre-qualified for Cetamine use. Cetamine is part of Kurita’s creating shared value (CSV) product line that benefits the customer and [...]

Holistic Approaches for Your Contaminant of Concern Using Pre-Treatment

Emerging contaminants, such as PFAS, are driving new treatment systems where they were previously not necessary. While it is tempting to address the need with a single treatment process, the composition of water is more than its concentration of regulated contaminants. The treatment approach should look beyond any single contaminant and consider the entire water quality to design an appropriate solution. There [...]

Adhesive Manufacturer Saves $50,000 per Year with Kurita’s DReeM Polymer for Boilers

An adhesives manufacturer, a Kurita America customer of over 10 years, in the Upper Midwest utilizes three water tube boilers for its steam supply and produces 85,000 pounds an hour of steam. The make-up water for steam generation is prepared using a reverse osmosis (RO) system followed by sodium zeolite softening. Since the city’s makeup water can contain calcium levels that are hundred times higher than [...]

Reducing the Growth of Legionella Bacteria in Distributed Water Systems

Nearly 50 years ago, the first identified cases of Legionnaires’ disease were confirmed during a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvani a. Since 1976, the study of how Legionella bacteria live, interact, and multiply in building water distribution systems continues to provide valuable information. Despite an increase in the understanding of the bacteria, the Centers for Disease [...]

Distillery Saves over 500,000 Proof Gallons per Year with Kurita’s ProClean 815

A large distillery in Kentucky had been working with Kurita for approximately eight months and was producing about 8.7 million proof gallons of distilled spirits annually. Fouling is expected in a distillery due to high mineral content of a plant’s water supply. This particular distillery was facing fouling in the evaporators because of high concentrated mash solids and high temperatures in the evaporators, [...]

Total Solutions Water Treatment: Laboratory Support

Across North America, industrial facilities are focused on providing products safely and efficiently. These facilities are typically using production equipment, raw materials, skilled labor, and mechanics, which employs countless employees and vendors. An integral part of this process for many industries incorporates water treatment for boilers , reverse osmosis (RO) systems , cooling towers , and other [...]

Navigating Build America, Buy America (BABA) as Service Providers

Article reposted with permission by the New England Water Works Association. Abstract The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of November 6th, 2021, includes a Build America, Buy America (BABA) clause that requires the procurement of domestic products for all federally funded infrastructure projects. This extends beyond iron and steel products to manufactured products and construction [...]

Water Reuse: Looking Forward to 2023

As we ring in the New Year, we also look toward what we have accomplished this year. The year 2022 saw many changes around the water management industry as companies transformed their outlooks on achievable initiatives. Climate change and tightening regulations continue to create challenges, and facilities must do more to stay on top of their game in their chosen industries to combat rising costs while remaining [...]

HMO Technology Used in Midwest to Reduce Waste

A city in the midwestern United States needed a new groundwater treatment system to replace an aging system that relied on reverse osmosis (RO) to remove radium, a primary drinking water contaminant. This project used a design-build, collaborative delivery approach, and Tonka Water, a Kurita brand, partnered with a consulting engineer and a local contractor to help design a high-efficiency system that met the [...]

The Sometimes Maddening Question of Boiler Lay-Up

With more and more steam boilers being asked to provide intermittent service, there is renewed focus on the proper treatment of boiler systems while they are offline. In the Power industry it is not uncommon for a combined cycle plant to operate less than 30% of the time, meaning the vast majority of the time the boiler is idle. The rise of renewable power assets that have intermittent and [...]

Considerations for Refurbishing Your Media Filter

For media filters, the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” often prevents necessary, routine maintenance from occurring. Due to budget constraints and competing priorities, refurbishing your filter may be the last thing on your mind, especially when it is still removing contaminants below regulatory standards. However, waiting too long can result in lost efficiency or decreased [...]

Cetamine® DR: Merging Cetamine and DReeM Technologies for Exceptional Results

Cetamine DR combines two unique chemistries to create a one-drum product to better serve you, your facilities, and your boilers. Kurita’s Cetamine  and DReeM Polymer™ technologies work together to offer big benefits in low-pressure boiler applications by combining complete corrosion protection with deposit control as well as online deposit removal in scaled boilers. Cetamine has a long [...]