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For over 9 years, Nalco Pretreatment Solutions has been presenting a unique perspective on the water industry, systems and technologies, from very technical applications information, to general business topics. Our overarching themes include Safety, Saving Energy, Saving Time, Saving Water, and how our Services, Systems and Replacement Parts achieve these goals. On a routine basis, we add information on our services, systems and replacement parts and show how they are important to your company.

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Ultrapure Water System Starting Up at Nanotechnology Center in Philadelphia >

Res-Kem supplied, to a new nanotechnology center in Philadelphia, an ultrapure water system. The start up will commence this Monday. The system is designed to produce water with three different qualities to supply: 10 gpm to process cooling equipment 40 gpm to laboratory benches and humidification equipment 75 to 125 gpm to recirculation loop feeding process tools Ultrapure Water System


Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material in Your Water >

NORM means Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material and TENORM stands for Technically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material.   The USEPA states “TENORM is produced when radionuclides that occur naturally in ores, soils, water, or other natural materials are concentrated or exposed to the environment by activities, such as uranium mining or sewage treatment.”  Res-Kem sees the potential


Temporary Exchange Softeners for Unplanned Equipment Repairs >

Temporary, skid mounted softeners can get you back up and running when unplanned repairs are required to your in-house zeolite softeners.   Depending on the extent of the problems, repairs can take several weeks or longer.  Tanks are simply hooked up to your water source via cam-lock connections and 2″ industrial Goodall hose.  As the tanks exhaust, Res-Kem


Siemens Selling Water Treatment Business >

The big news in the water treatment industry for this past week has been Siemens’ announcement to sell the water treatment equipment and water systems service business.  Bloomberg announcement states that the Siemens Water Technologies division includes wastewater, municipal and industrial water purification services and membrane filtration systems.  Most of these technologies were parts of the former US Filter


Rental Condensate Polishers Now Available >

Skid-Mounted, Rental Condensate Polishers are available for deployment with preconfigured systems in single, double, triple and quadruple module deisgns to treat condensate return for reuse as boiler feedwater. All wetted parts for Res-Kem Condensate Polishers are 316 stainless steel. Single units are rated for flows up to 210 gpm. Use multiple modules in parallel to treat


Industrial Water Softener Shipped to Repeat Food Flavorings Customer in New Jersey >

Res-Kem recently shipped a second 84 inch industrial water softener to the same food flavorings plant in southern New Jersey. The water treated by the water softener is used to make steam to sterilize the raw plant material prior to extraction and to extract the flavoring. The softener is the replacement to a second existing tank


Second Condensate Polishing System Shipping to a North Carolina University >

Res-Kem is shipping the second of two condensate polishing systems to a leading private university in North Carolina next week.  This is the second of two systems sold to this same university in the past year and a half.  This system treats 400 gpm of dirty condensate. Res-Kem’s Dual 54 inch Sodium Cycle Cycle Condensate Polishers To improve


Amazing Craftsmanship of Condensate Polisher from Res-Kem >

I need to acknowledge the excellent, American craftsmanship which goes into our condensate polishers!  It may be the engineer in me, because this is an amazing piece of work!  My kudos go to: Tony, our Lead Design Engineer who had to design the vessel, the vessel penetrations, pad flanges, internal clips and its internals with amazing accuracy (and I am certain a few


Greensand Filters Shipped to Western PA Water Plant >

A western Pennsylvania, small private water utility, recently received four greensand filters to replace the filters that were failing.  Unable to get the original manufacturer to provide new, duplicate units, our customer found our website.  Because of State regulations, the systems and their operation needed to be as close to the original as possible, otherwise new permits would


Iron and Manganese Removal Filter Shipped to Westchester County HQ >

Res-Kem recently shipped a 52 gpm dual tank greensand filter to a Westchester County New York corporate headquarters campus.  This filter uses greensand to remove dissolved and precipitated iron and manganese from the water coming from the local public water system. Dual 36″ Greensand Filters with Bray 31 Valves and Bray Series 93 Pneumatic Actuators Water


Dealkalizer Shipped to University in Massachusetts >

A triple dealkalizer was shipped this week is the last major piece of equipment for a major steam boiler upgrade at a university in Cambridge, Massachusetts which included a new condensate polisher system Res-Kem provided, a deaerator and other major physical plant upgrades.  The months between the polisher shipment and the dealkalizer shipment were filled with


Improving Efficiency of Water Softeners at a Hospital >

A customer found they could reduce the salt and water costs of regeneration by 63% by having our service person diagnose the problems they were having and make changes to the system. Situation: A hospital customer has a 20 cubic foot water softener used for domestic water.  The system was designed for run length of


Chloramine Removal With Catalytic Carbon >

Is your carbon under attack? Have you chosen the correct carbon for chloramine removal? What carbon makes the most effective final barrier against chloramines?   Why use chloramination?  Let’s face it everyone, they’re not making any more fresh water on this planet. Our fresh water is under continuous attack from man made substances and biological


DI System Shipping to Washington Chemical Plant >

Shipping today is a two bed (cation ion exchange tank followed by an anion ion exchange tank) demineralizer for a chemical plant in Washington State. This unit is a DI60072 and will be used in parallel with several other older systems currently installed at the same plant to increase treated water capacity. 150 gpm Demineralizer


Downloadable Catalog of Water Treatment Equipment Updated >

For 2012, we updated our downloadable industrial water treatment catalog.  (Given the number of equipment choices we provide, the catalog file is very large, so please be patient during the download.) Res-Kem’s Industrial Water Treatment Equipment Catalog for 2012 In addition to the updated XL, CL and ML Series RO system bulletins, we have updated the two


Water Softener vs. Condensate Polisher – Knowing the Differences Can Help you “Get Greener” >

Many companies are on a constant quest to run their business in the most energy-conscious, money-saving way possible. For those whose operations involve a low-pressure boiler system environment, investing in a condensate polisher is one of the easiest ways to “get greener” through energy efficiency and dollar savings. In most every boiler plant, cold water


400 gpm Multi-Media Filters Shipped to Brewery in Pennsylvania >

Res-Kem shipped a dual alternating multi-media to a brewery in northeastern Pennsylvania.  The each multi-media vessel has a design flow rate of 400 gpm and a peak flow rate of 510 gpm.  The system filters all the municipal water entering the plant for all applications including brewing.      Design Features: Two 84″ diameter ASME code vessels rated


Three Duplex 80 gpm Multi-Media Filters Ready for Shipment >

Res-Kem is has delivered 20 of the 40 customized, duplex multi-media filters for mobile enhanced oil recovery trailers. The Res-Kem multi-media filters are sized to continuously produce 80 gpm of water to downstream equipment including steam generators.  The trailers generate steam which is injected into wells to recover more oil. The system started out as


Q&A on Condensate Polishers with Res-Kem’s Kevin Preising >

While dirty condensate clean-up can be an energy buster in most processing plants, one cost effective solution is to polish contaminated condensate for re-use. Condensate polishers use a simple ion exchange technology that is easy to operate, easy to maintain and economical to use – less make-up water is required which leads to lower chemical


New Two Bed Demineralizer Technical Bulletins >

Res-Kem has a complete 2-Bed demineralizer product line designed for industrial water production.  The standard tank sizes range from 18″ to 96″.    Two-Bed Demineralizer withPVC Tank Coating and PVC Face Piping These two-bed deionizers are designed for fully or semi-automatic production of water with a conductivity of less than 10 micro-ohms and feature:   Flow rates


Elliptical Bolt & Yoke Manways >

Res-Kem is a leading supplier of elliptical yoke and bolt manways for personnel access to pressure vessels. Res-Kem offers various sizes of these complete manhole assemblies or tank manhole covers, which can be used for industrial and commercial water treatment applications. They are the following: 11×15 12×16 14×18 18×24 Most of the manway requests we receive


Condensate Polishing & Maintaining Quality Boiler Water >

Maintaining proper boiler water quality can be both costly and complicated when faced with navigating ASME boiler water guidelines. One cost effective solution is sodium cycle condensate polishing. Simple to operate and maintain, condensate polishers have been proven to realize real savings relative to chemical and energy consumption and provide the ability to control corrosion transport



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