ChemTreat has best-in-class knowledge and expertise when it comes to pretreatment for boiler makeup and other industrial processes. We can work with you to optimize your current pretreatment system and provide consultation on system improvements.

Pretreatment generally includes one or more forms of filtration, whether conventional media or membrane, and makeup water treatment, which is essential for optimizing the success of any filtration or membrane system. A pretreatment program from your ChemTreat field engineer may include filter treatment, microbiological control, adding chemical such as acid, water softening, or a combination of the above.

 

Filtration Systems and Membranes

ChemTreat offers deep expertise in servicing industry technologies and membrane systems, including: single, dual, or multimedia filtration, carbon or cartridge, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis (RO).

Our programs can improve your downstream operations and efficiency while reducing overall filtration system costs through water analysis testing, key performance indicator monitoring, data trending, and minimizing the frequency of, and need for, membrane cleaning and replacement.

Filter Treatment

We have experience supporting a variety of membrane and filter operations such as: birm, carbon filters, greensand, microfiltration and ultrafiltration, multi-media filtration, and sand filters.

Water Softeners

Pretreatment water softening minimizes the potential for calcium or magnesium to result in scale formation on filtration system membranes. Water-softening chemicals required may include demineralizers, dechlorinators, and ion exchangers.

Reverse Osmosis

Industrial reverse osmosis (RO) systems can treat virtually any feedwater if certain quality guidelines are met. Good pretreatment is necessary to remove the suspended solids, colloidal material, metals, etc., and keep the RO system on-line and functioning well.

 

Pretreatment Programs

The needs of pretreatment systems can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. Before a pretreatment chemical program is recommended, your ChemTreat field engineer will first take the time to understand all of the industrial uses of your makeup water.

Makeup water treatment with the help of one of our chemical programs is essential for optimizing the success of any filtration or membrane system. A pretreatment program from your ChemTreat field engineer may include filter treatment, water softening, or both.

Good filter treatment for industrial reverse osmosis membranes is necessary to remove suspended solids, colloidal material, and metals that create the need for more frequent cleaning and replacement. Water softeners remove calcium and magnesium ions from makeup water. If not properly treated, these ions can serve as the basis for forming insoluble compounds that will precipitate within the system.