Water Treatment

  • Richard G. Chapman


Water is a basic requirement for steam-generating power plants, and its availability and qualityl are primary considerations in siting major steam-generating facilities. Water is used for a multitude of purposes in power plant processes, including equipment cooling, maintenance cleaning, air pollution control (scrubbing), solids conveying, and as the working fluid for the steam cycle. Proper treatment and conditioning of water to avoid scaling and corrosion in modern, efficient high-pressure power cycles is imperative to avoid economic losses caused by decreased production capability and increased operating costs. In a broad sense water treatment is any physical or chemical process that improves the usability of the water treated.


Reverse Osmosis Service Water Electric Power Research Institute Total Suspended Sediment Makeup Water 
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