Excessive accumulation of biofilm can lead to process cooling water system fouling and corrosion; loss of heat transfer and reduction in energy efficiency; downtime for cleaning; illness or death; and costly equipment repair or replacement. A robust cooling water treatment program with a strong emphasis on biofilm control can minimize or prevent these issues.
Oxidizing microbicides – such as chlorine – typically make up the backbone of cooling water biofilm control programs. Oxidizing microbicides kill microorganisms and also help to destroy the extracellular biofilm components, which is particularly vital in reducing the risk for Legionnaire’s disease.
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