Water Treatment Chemical Categories

by Rami E. Kremesti BS, MS - Water Treatment Chemist/Consultant


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Water treatment chemicals fall, in general, into one of the following categories:

A Corrosion Inhibitors (Cathodic, anodic, galvanic, filmers)

B Anti-Scalants/Dispersants (threshold inhibitors, sequestrants)

C Anti and De-Foaming Compounds 

D Heavy Metal Precipitators

E Odor Control Agents

F Oxygen Scavengers (sulfites, hydrazine, Carbohydrazide)

G Organic Metal Filmers

H Coagulants

I Flocculants

J - Biocides (oxidizing and non-oxidizing)

- Chlorine, hyprochlorous acid and Bromine are common oxidizing biocides
- Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) & Silver (Ag) is another one

K - Cleaners (scale cleaners, grease cleaners, corrosion cleaners)

L RO Membrane Chemicals (Anti-scalants and cleaners)

M Chelating agents

N Tracer chemicals (used to detect leaks in water systems)

O Analytical reagents

P - Proppants (used in fracking to prop cracks open)

Q. Gelling agents (used in fracking)

R. Cross Linkers (used in fracking)


Prepared by Rami E. Cremesti BS, MS

http://kremesti.com/water/

 

Last Updated September 5, 2012