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How do glycols prevent freezing in water treatment?

As outside temperatures drop to below 0oC in the winter months, there is a risk that water recirculating in chilled systems will freeze. In order to prevent the water from freezing, it is often necessary to add an a glycol-based antifreeze. 

A guide to spa and swimming pool water treatment

Both spa pools and swimming pools require close monitoring and control to ensure the water remains clean and safe for users. Water treatment chemicals play a big part in achieving this.

In this blog post, we look at the health risks and outline the crucial steps in spa pool and swimming pool water treatment, including the chemicals that play a vital role in keeping them safe for users.

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.

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