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Corrosion prevention: keeping your water systems safe

In the world of water treatment, corrosion is a major concern. If not controlled, corrosion can lead to poor energy transfer in heat exchangers, creation of favourable microbiological conditions in cooling towers, and even complete failures in steam boilers. Pipework, heat transfer surfaces and externals are all susceptible to corrosion.

Corrosion of metals in water systems: the basics

Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal as a result of a chemical reaction between it and the environment around it. Almost completely unavoidable in everyday life, the process is perhaps most commonly seen as rust on iron, on cars, boats and steel structures such as bridges.

B&V Chemicals/Aquatreat COVID-19 statement

B & V Chemicals/Aquatreat continue to monitor the situation and will follow all guidance provided by the Government and NHS in the event of localised cases of Coronavirus.

Going the extra mile for our Own Label partners

At B & V Chemicals we pride ourselves on providing exceptional technical support and customer service. Always believing in going the extra mile for our customers, our team of microbiologists and chemists make regular visits to their customers to ensure the water treatment products we provide are the best possible offering for their requirements.

Biocides and Brexit

The Biocidal Products regulation (EU 528/2012) has been in place in Europe for some time now. 

What is Legionella and what responsibilities do employers have?

You may have heard that Legionella bacteria can be dangerous to humans and can lead to the development of Legionnaires’ disease. You may also know, that as a UK employer or someone in control of a company’s premises, you need to understand and manage the risk from Legionella.

Drinking water treatment: regulations, sampling and testing

Drinking water, or potable water, means water that is safe to drink and to use in food preparation. 

The basics of microbiology for the water treatment industry

Microbiology is the study of microscopic single-celled organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast, viruses, protozoa and algae. In the water treatment industry, the main micro-organisms of concern are bacteria. Algae and fungi are only problematic in certain applications.

How to prevent problems caused by scale

In our previous blog post, Scale - the enemy within!, we discussed how water systems can suffer in various ways from the build up of scale.

Controlling this build up of scale is key to keeping equipment working optimally.

Scale - the enemy within! Problems caused by scale deposits in hard water

The rain water that all too often falls from our skies is naturally soft. But once it falls to the ground and percolates through rocks, it gathers naturally hard mineral salts. It's these calcium and magnesium salts that are responsible for the majority of the scaling in the UK water system.

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