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Water Treatment & Process Solutions for Manufacturers

Ethylene, styrene, ammonia, and other chemical producers need longer run times, less fouling, and improved compliance with safety regulations. SUEZ has a complete line of chemical treatments to help.

Water Treatment & Process Solutions for Manufacturers

Ethylene, styrene, ammonia, and other chemical producers need longer run times, less fouling, and improved compliance with safety regulations. SUEZ has a complete line of chemical treatments to help.

Overview

Boost run length and plant efficiency while solving your toughest treatment challenges

Chemical producers have unique needs that require efficient and safe solutions. For example, butadiene producers worry about the formation of sheet and popcorn polymer. Ammonia and fertilizer producers need antifoaming and corrosion protection for amine scrubbers.

With decades of experience in each product sector, SUEZ can deliver industry-leading technologies that are tailored to suit your operating requirements.

What this means for you:

  • Improved productivity
  • Optimized performance and life of critical equipment
  • Increased process uptime
  • Reduced costs and waste
  • Improved safety
  • Cost-effective regulatory compliance

Applications

Applications for the chemical processing industry

Cleaning Validation

Increase efficiency, process understanding, and confidence throughout the lifecycle of…

Deionization

The presence of dissolved ions in water can be problematic depending on the application…

Heavy Metals Removal

Regulations for heavy metal effluent limits are becoming stricter as the industry…

Monitoring Systems

Physical asset and TOC monitoring to optimize chemical consumption and meet water quality…

Products & Services

Products & services for the chemical processing industry

Case Studies

DuPont Water Treatment Case Study

SUEZ Solves Capacity Issues for high Quality Water at DuPont’s Kingston Facility

The DuPont Kingston plant in Ontario, Canada desired to evaluate the use of high purity water in their nylon processing. Based on successful pilot results, SUEZ was awarded an outsourcing contract and installed a water treatment system which met their treatment needs and Canadian regulations.

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Memtrex Case Study

Chemical Manufacturer Improves Productivity and Lowers Operating Cost

A large chemical manufacturing company in North America looking to improve productivity and lower total operating costs trialed SUEZ’s Memtrex* HFE filters in one of production processes. Cartridge filtration was required to remove solid organic acid precipitate from the formulation.

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Australian Petrochemical case study

Petrochemical Complex Recovers Contaminated Ground Water Saving Water & Cost

An Australian integrated petrochemical complex was under pressure to reclaim contaminated ground water and reuse it within the complex. Faced with the concern that the cooling system performance may be compromised by the change in makeup water, SUEZ was called upon to develop to adjust their cooling water treatment program.

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North America DOX unit

Phase Separation Improvements Increase Ethylene Plant Flexibility and Profitability

A North American ethylene producer needed to improve the separation efficiency in the separator and Dispersed Oil Extraction (DOX) unit. SUEZ recommended a program feeding an emulsion breaker into the quench water tower recycle, in conjunction with the injection of a process oil stream into the quench water separator.

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Western Europe Styrene case study

Fouling Prevention for Styrene Plant Vent Gas

A West-European styrene producer experienced vent gas compressor fouling. The fouling rate depended on throughput and temperature, resulting in two production stops for compressor cleaning per year. SUEZ proposed a treatment based on Styrex* chemistry in order to minimize the compressor fouling, resulting in boosting run length of the compressor to 18 months.

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Tata Chemicals case study

Plant turns to SUEZ to Solve Water Scarcity Issues and Maintain Production

Tata Chemicals Mithapur Plant located in Mithapur, Gujarat, India faced shutting down if they could not find an alternative source for their water needs. SUEZ evaluated the options and recommended a flexible Outsourced Water Services Agreement where SUEZ would provide fresh water from the only available water source, seawater.

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European Rubber Case Study

Rubber Plant Reduces Polymer Fouling

Polymer fouling, more particular styrene, in solvent recovery sections from synthetic rubber units is a well-known phenomenon reducing the unit run-length significantly resulting in high cleaning costs and reduced unit utilization rates. SUEZ conducted a successful 12-month trial in a European Rubber plant with the objective to increase the reboiler run-length by reducing the fouling tendency in the solvent recovery system.

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Chlor-Alkali TOC Monitoring Case Study

Caprolactones Manufacturer Ensures Regulatory Compliance & Wastewater Treatment Performance

A large caprolactones manufacturer, located in the United Kingdom, selected Sievers* InnovOx TOC Analyzer to improve monitoring and controls to meet the site’s discharge permit levels for water effluent and to avoid exceeding required limits for the operation of a downstream wastewater treatment plant.

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Chlor Alkali TOC Case Study

Chlor-Alkali Production Facility Monitors Brine Using TOC Analysis

A Chlor-Alkali production facility in Northern California utilized laboratory Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis to monitor organics in its ultra-pure brine for protection of its advanced membrane technologies. The facility installed Sievers* InnovOx On-Line to monitor the brine supply going from the brine ion exchange unit to the ultra-pure brine storage.

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Insight CPI Case Study

CPI Facility Uses InSight for Online Predictive Performance Turbine Modeling

A large heavy industrial CPI plant in Quebec, Canada, installed a steam condensing turbine to generate power for site use. A digital solution was found in order to monitor and trend condenser efficiency to help ensure optimal turbine operations.

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