Cooling Water Treatment Programs

Mud, corrosion, bacterial growth, deposition and scale build-up create serious operating problems, shorten equipment life and increase maintenance costs. Most importantly, these are avoidable costs for your company. Applied Specialties’ effective cooling water treatment programs improve heat transfer, protect expensive process equipment, minimize or prevent shutdowns, and improve profits.

Potable water supplies can also be effectively maintained free of calcium scale, corrosion and iron deposition with Applied Specialties’ cooling water treatments, as many of our formulations are NSF Certified for potable use.

Deposit Control

Silt, clay, iron oxide and microbial slime are typical samples of “mud” found in once through and recirculating cooling water systems. Applied Specialties’ dispersants eliminate sediment and fouling in cooling water systems, assuring good heat transfer, while prolonging the life of metal components. Applied Specialties dispersants are concentrated, polymeric mud and silt fluidizers, particularly applicable for high turbidity water in a variety of systems. Many of our products are high molecular weight polymers with proven results in high iron and manganese and contaminated waters.

Several of our dispersant products are NSF Certified for use in potable water systems and are inexpensive to use. Several of our sludge control products are also found in many patented corrosion and scale inhibitor compounds.

Scale Control

Scale deposition in once through, closed and open recirculating cooling water as well as process systems can be prevented with Applied Specialties’ 8000 Series products. Whether the requirement is control of calcium or iron scales, deposits in high temperature systems, or even scale prevention in the presence of chlorine, Applied Specialties ‘ 8000 Series programs provide Total Treatment capabilities.

Corrosion Inhibitors

Applied Specialties’ 7000 Series Cooling Water Treatments employ environmentally friendly, low toxicity, non-polluting technology. Since the elimination of Chromate in cooling water corrosion control, industry has been searching for equivalent performance. To answer this need, Applied Specialties has developed a new series of high-performance corrosion and deposit inhibitors that function both with and without pH control. For many facilities, the operation of a cooling system without pH control means that acid feed can be eliminated. In some facilities, this eliminates the need to file a hazardous materials report.

The Applied Specialties Total Treatment approach utilizes this new technology combination of deposit and corrosion inhibitors for effective system protection through single, convenient, non-polluting products. Our newest line of environmentally friendly products contain very low levels of phosphate, while still providing excellent corrosion rates.

The 7000 Series products offer a broad range of treatments for corrosion control of all metals common to both once through and recirculating cooling water and process systems.


Microbiological buildup can be a major contributing factor towards reducing heat transfer in cooling water systems. Applied Specialties’ 500, 600 and 700 Series oxidizing and non-oxidizing microbiocides maintain system efficiency and prevent plugging of heat exchangers and other equipment due to biological contamination.

The 500 and 600 Series products are specifically designed to control troublesome organisms in cooling water systems. Our newest product, AS-655, is one of our newest products. AS-655 can replace chlorine-based biocides while requiring no detoxification prior to discharge and can often be permitted to be fed continuously. These products are highly concentrated, cost effective, specific for certain types of organisms, and are completely compatible with all Applied Specialties’ Total Treatment Programs. All Applied Specialties biocide are EPA registered under FIFRA (Federal Insecticide and Rodenticide Act).

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