See how these side-stream filtration units can reduce water consumption and improve cooling tower efficiency

by Brianna Crandall — November 4, 2020 — ChemREADY, a division of Zinkan Enterprises, a Northeast Ohio specialty chemicals company, just announced the launch of a high-efficiency side-stream filtration product line. These side-stream filtration units were designed to bring modular and cost-effective filtration to larger industrial cooling tower systems and smaller commercial applications.

The company notes that side-stream filtration has been utilized in cooling towers for years. The US Department of Energy (DOE) cited side-stream filtration as a cost-effective alternative to full-flow filtration as it can effectively improve the water quality, leading to reduced water consumption and improved efficiency of cooling systems.

Unlike full-flow filtration where water is treated after it has left the tower, side-stream filtration systems treat system water while the cooling systems are online, avoiding the need for planned downtime.

Some side-stream filtration units will often leave behind ultra-fine particles in the water, which are the root cause of multiple cooling tower issues, says ChemREADY, but high-efficiency side-stream filtration can remove these particles down to 0.45 microns. The company says other filtration alternatives may only remove particulates down to 10 microns, leaving behind bacteria and other common contaminants that are a common source for cooling tower fouling and downtime.

Timothy Drake, ChemREADY division vice president, remarked:

The high-efficiency side-stream filtration product line fits nicely in our portfolio and provides customers the ability to reduce their water consumption, improve energy efficiency of their equipment, and ultimately improve the life expectancy of their cooling towers. Combining this product line with our chemical knowledge and service, our customers have a unique situation where the investment pays for itself in a minimal amount of time. These are all key aspects in our products and services that we provide our customers, and we are excited to add side-stream filtration to the ChemREADY product family.

ChemREADY’s high-efficiency side-stream filters can offer the flexibility and redundancy plant managers and facilities managers (FMs) need to ensure clean cooling tower operations. These units are modular, cost-efficient filtration systems offering robust designs with no-hassle, “crane-free” installation.

Each unit can stand alone or be installed in series to facilitate filtration for any size cooling tower. In addition, the units start working immediately, with no need to build up a filter cake.

ChemREADY offers two base units: the CT70, a 70-gallon-per-minute unit for larger industrial systems, and the CT30, a 30-gallon-per-minute unit for smaller commercial applications, covering a range of cooling towers from 100 tons to 3000 tons when connected in series.

For more information on high-efficiency side-stream filtration, visit the ChemREADY website.

ChemREADY provides a variety of chemicals to clean and reuse water for industrial processes, and to keep closed-loop systems (boilers and cooling towers) operating at peak efficiency. The company’s professional field personnel are backed by a staff of analytical chemists, an extensive logistical network with decades of experience in water-based chemistry. Their commercial staff is available around the clock and can deliver products anywhere in the world.