Ethanol producers require effective water treatment to help them reduce costs, protect assets, and maintain reliable operations. ChemTreat offers best-in-class treatment solutions for utilities, evaporators, and both front-end (fermentation) and back-end (distillation) processes.

Our field representatives take great pride in the success of their ethanol customers. We work tirelessly to design water treatment programs that help you improve operating efficiency and reduce plant downtime.

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Utility Water Treatment

Our highly experienced application experts and local water treatment specialists can provide a wide array of water treatment solutions for your utility systems.

Boiler Treatment

ChemTreat offers a full line of boiler water treatment chemicals, testing, and control equipment. Our programs can help you increase system efficiency, decrease plant downtime and maintenance costs, and extend equipment life.

Cooling Treatment

Our FlexPro® technology offers a breakthrough innovation in cooling system treatment.

Benefits of FlexPro over industry-standard phosphate scale and corrosion inhibitor programs include:

  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Exceptional fouling and scaling control with non-phosphorus antiscalants
  • Fluorescent tracing for automatic feed and precise control
  • Phosphorus-free and zinc-free options available to help you meet environmental goals
  • Enhanced reliability thanks to extended turnaround times
  • Increased throughput and improved efficiency
  • Improved biological control that requires less chlorine
  • Simplified startup and passivation
  • Reduced calcium phosphate and zinc deposition

Reverse Osmosis Treatment

A well-designed pretreatment system and chemical program is an important component of an effective RO system. This includes maintaining an acceptable SDI, selecting the best antiscalant, and implementing a normalization trending program to keep the RO system on-line and functioning properly.

ChemTreat pretreatment experts can design a full chemical treatment and monitoring program customized to your specific needs. They can review design metrics around the RO and any upstream filtration and work with you to improve the overall efficiency of your pretreatment system.

Evaporator Antiscalants

ChemTreat offers a full line of evaporator antiscalants. The breadth of our product line, along with our state-of-the-art laboratory capabilities, allows us to create a program customized for the foulants specific to your plant.

Fermentation and Distillation Cleaning

ChemTreat’s FlexClean is an ethanol clean-in-place (CIP) replacement chemistry that treats fermenters, mash trains, yeast propagation, evaporators, beer columns, reboilers, and corn oil separation systems.

A broad-spectrum cleaning product effective for scale and organic treatment, FlexClean offers the following benefits over industry-standard CIP programs:

  • Provides effective mineral scale and organics removal
  • Reduces yeast stress to improve fermentation
  • Contains less sodium
  • Requires only minor modifications to your existing CIP process
  • Reduces CIP costs without compromising performance

FlexClean offers advantages for every step of your CIP process:


Cleaner fermenters result in lower yeast stress, less glycerol, and more ethanol produced

Mash Trains

Increases run times and heat transfer

Yeast Propagation

Reduces risk of contamination and fermentation infections


Reduces downtime and increases run times between CIPs


Increases run times, decreases downtime and pressure, resulting in a reduction of steam needed

Corn Oil Separation

Reduces vibrations and extends time between costly rebuilds

Intelligent Water Management

Our CTVista®+ intelligent water management platform enables monitoring and control of your water treatment programs by providing data management, analytics, reporting, and real-time guidance.

This cloud-based software helps our customers make real-time, data-driven decisions to:

  • Protect system assets
  • Minimize water, chemical, and energy costs
  • Meet sustainability goals

CTVista+ combines the collective wisdom of experienced water treatment professionals with real-time data to optimize the effectiveness of the chemical treatment program at your ethanol facility.

Compatible with most industry-standard equipment setups, CTVista+ is easy to integrate with your existing equipment. Our team can also work with you to create and install a custom equipment package best-suited to your facility’s needs.

Contact ChemTreat Today

ChemTreat can help you improve the efficiency of your ethanol production facility with best-in-class water treatment programs. We create custom chemical treatment programs to provide solutions for your facility’s unique needs. Contact our experts today to request a consultation.