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Power Industry Water Treatment

Power producers face stringent regulations on water and solid waste discharge, CO2 emissions, selenium/mercury removal, and air quality. SUEZ can help you meet those regulations while reducing costs and producing more power to the grid.

Outsourced, emergency, and on-going water solutions to help decrease overhead and produce more power

The global demand for power continues to accelerate, especially in fast-growing regions like China, India, and the Middle East. To save money while meeting emissions regulations, existing fuel resources must be maximized while alternative solutions are fully explored. SUEZ helps boost your power generation by using cost-efficient and regulation-compliant water treatment technologies.

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What this means for you:

SUEZ’s broad solutions portfolio offers:

  • Fuels and combustion solutions
  • Cooling system treatment
  • Treatment of cooling tower blowdown
  • Condensate and service water treatment
  • Boiler feed treatment and makeup water
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water recycle and reuse
  • Zero liquid discharge
  • Water quality measurement
  • System upgrades and retrofits
  • Mobile/emergency water treatment
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Effluent Limitation Guidelines

With new effluent discharge regulations forcing coal-fired power plants to re-think the way they manage wastewater, see how SUEZ is helping them find holistic cost-effective solutions to compliance.

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Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Power Industry Applications

Flexible treatment programs to drive efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system

SUEZ's boiler services provide a plethora of customizable boiler water treatment solutions to address common boiler problems such as corrosion, deposition, and scaling. Holistic programs are available that combine chemistry, equipment, data analytics, and field services to address these and other problems .

We offers boiler water treatment services and chemistries depending on your specific system and operational needs. Our boiler water treatment product line is at the forefront of innovation through sustained investment in research and development.  

Learn more about Boiler Water Treatment Products

What is Boiler Water Treatment?

Efficient and reliable operation of steam generation equipment requires the application of the best available boiler water treatment chemistry combined with monitoring and control solutions to mitigate corrosion and deposit formation while optimizing fuel and water usage. By implementing a well-controlled boiler water treatment program, our customers can expect reduced fuel costs, reduced water usage, and reduced environmental emissions, among other benefits.

Boiler Water Treatment Process

SUEZ’s comprehensive boiler water treatment programs will successfully offer both online and offline protection throughout the steam system, namely the areas of feedwater treatment chemicals, internal boiler treatment chemicals,and  steam condensate chemicals. Our local consultants and boiler treatment application specialists will help you develop a treatment program and monitoring plan that is specific to your plant design and operation.

The SUEZ boiler water treatment process includes injection, monitoring and control solutions for optimal and efficient protection based on the system’s operating variables. TrueSense* Analyze directly analyzes chemicals for low- and medium-pressure boiler systems and by connecting the analyzer to InSight* asset performance management platform, SUEZ can leverage data and analytics to further maximize productivity and profitability.

Expert SUEZ service capabilities: 

  • Regular on-site service by trained water treatment professionals that work to understand your system
  • Steam System Chemistry Modeling: Advanced proprietary simulation and modeling software to determine what program is right for your system
  • Water and Metallurgical Laboratory testing for program design, performance analysis, and failure prevention/root cause analysis

 To find out which boiler water treatment service is right for you, please contact the experts at SUEZ today.

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Cooling Tower Water Treatment Solutions

SUEZ offers the most advanced cooling tower water treatment solutions on the market, designed specifically to enhance and maximize your production output and heat transfer efficiency. Industrial facilities look to SUEZ to help them achieve and maximize production goals by using our cooling tower water treatment to maintain clean heat transfer surfaces that enable maximum process heat removal and product throughput. Commercial and Institutional facilities utilize SUEZ’s cooling tower water treatment to improve and maximize chiller efficiency while reducing water and energy costs as well as consumption.

What’s in a SUEZ cooling tower water treatment solution?

Every cooling tower water treatment program is unique. Water sources, including the increased usage of compromised and re-use water sources, and the relative levels of ions and microbiological populations in cooling tower waters vary widely around the world. Cooling tower operating conditions, including temperature, sizes, flows, metals of construction, and process variation, are different with every customer. SUEZ has spent decades leading the industry in engineering the most robust and effective solutions for cooling tower water treatment, and our team of experienced technicians and industry experts will work with you to design a solution that fits your needs. Our advanced, patented GenGard* cooling tower chemicals will prevent scale and corrosion, that typically limit production, even under the most challenging conditions and will never lose effectiveness when used with certain biocide chemistries like competing technologies. Spectrus Biocides and Biodispersants complement GenGard to ensure microbiological growth, production-limiting biofilm, and legionella are controlled, ensuring your system is compliant with all regional regulations.

How does SUEZ’s Cooling Tower Water Treatment work?

Scale and Deposit Control:  The only, entirely new, patented polymer to be introduced by a cooling tower water treatment company in the last 20 years is SUEZ’s Stress Tolerant Polymer (STP). Combined with SUEZ’s non-phosphate, Alkaline Enhanced Chemistry (AEC), these molecules form the cornerstone in GenGard* cooling water chemicals. STP outperforms common and competitive copolymers, terpolymers and quad-polymers in every benchmark for cooling water. Designed for traditional phosphate and reduced phosphate programs, STP will inhibit common deposits, disperse solids and precipitated materials, and form the smallest particle sizes of any cooling water polymer, ultimately maintaining cleaner, more efficient heat transfer surfaces and keeping more money in your pocket.

Corrosion Control:  SUEZ has consistently been the leader in developing and delivering effective corrosion control chemistries.  SUEZ offers multiple patented materials and approaches for corrosion control. Halogen Resistant Azole (HRA) for copper corrosion control, Low-Phosphate and Non-Phosphate approaches for mild steel corrosion control, and specialized chemistries for manganese, iron, and microbiologically induced corrosion can all be tailored to your specific needs.   

Microbiological and Biofilm Control: Spectrus biocides and biodispersants control the growth of biological organisms in your system that typically rob your system of efficiency and increase health risks. Continuing the trend of leading the industry in biological control, SUEZ offers a new, patented approach with our Targeted Delivery biocides. Spectrus TD biocides are encapsulated biocides that only open and release biocidal material upon contact with biological material. This delivers a massive dose of biocide on a molecular level, only right where you need it, without significantly overfeeding biocide, effectively reducing your biocide usage and handling by up to 50%, while maintaining a cleaner, more efficiency cooling tower system.

How to extend the life of your assets

Whether for open-recirculating (cooling towers), closed-loop, or once-thru systems, SUEZ maximizes asset protection to deliver the longest life possible.

SUEZ’s approach to cooling water treatment is a combination of patented chemistry, decades of expertise, and SUEZ’s innovative control and monitoring solutions, such as Truesense* for Cooling.

Learn more about Cooling Water Treatment Products


What this means for you:

  • System efficiency
    • Improved heat transfer efficiency in critical operating equipment
  • Environmental profile
    • Optimized/reduced water usage
    • Reduced treatment costs and blowdown/discharge volume
  • Operating costs
    • Reduced power consumption, maintenance requirements and outages/turnarounds
    • Extended run-lengths

For more information on ​Cooling Tower Water Treatments ​please contact the experts at SUEZ today

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Remove impurities, protect valuable membranes, and maintain your desalination plant with Procera

Tackling seawater desalination requires careful testing and design early in the project lifecycle. SUEZ’s Procera solution starts with pretreatment components that protect membrane desalination systems by removing suspended solids and impurities. After careful analysis of your source water and conservation needs, modular desal systems are then fitted to your application.

Learn more about Desalination products


To support the lifecycle of the water desalination plant, a complete line of products and services are available to help you stay current, connected, in production and on budget.

What this means for you:

  • SUEZ designs and manufactures complete desalination solutions – customers receive integrated, high quality and consistent systems
  • 50+ years of experience and 250+ SWRO installations provide confidence in SUEZ
  • Modular designs adapt to site and project specifications for a unique solution
  • Engineering and field services are available to design, commission, or start up systems

Explore this application

Flexible mobile water offerings let you focus on your business while SUEZ takes care of the water

With just a call, SUEZ provides water when and where you need it. SUEZ’s on-demand mobile water treatment solutions include reverse osmosis, filtration, demineralization, softening, and deoxygenation treatment.

Deployable within three hours, SUEZ’s trucks can help with steam blows, plant start-ups/shutdowns, replacement of conventional resin-based systems, and much more.

Learn more about mobile water products


What this means for you:

Our 24x7 service centers offer:

  • Rapid deployment of mobile assets
  • Production continuity, productivity gains
  • No capital investment to meet seasonal demands
  • Reduced time and costs for repairs and new plant or process startups
  • Guaranteed water quality and quantity
  • Extended asset life with high-quality water treatment
  • Safe operation and regulatory compliance

Explore this application

Real-time monitoring and domain expertise to maximize asset performance, reliability and business productivity

Protecting your production assets is imperative to your business operations. The most basic need is to measure key parameters and ensure the reliable delivery of chemistry to your assets.

The next step is to go beyond monitoring and use software analytics to optimize your performance and costs. SUEZ’s sophisticated automation, control, and monitoring software can help your team increase performance while keeping operations sage.

Learn more about monitoring and analytics products


What this means for you:

  • Remote monitoring, alarm management, and diagnostics to compliment your local SUEZ experts
  • Real-time testing that frees up your personnel to be more productive in other areas
  • Efficient management of water use and consumption
  • Consistent application of the right amount of chemicals
  • Smart alarming on events and trends before they threaten production or assets

Explore this application

Meet regulations by safely recovering wastewater for reuse or discharge

Safeguarding natural resources (like rivers, lakes, and more) is an important part of wastewater treatment solutions. As your business partner, SUEZ helps customers by providing waterwaste systems to meet ever increasing environmental, regulatory, and financial pressures.

Learn more about wastewater treatment products


What this means for you:

  • Leverage a complete set of solutions (chemical, equipment, and services) from one provider
  • Contribute to a sustainable water supply that reduces discharge by increasing reuse opportunities
  • Reduce energy consumption and footprint with innovative membrane solutions
  • Treat and clean severely impaired water
  • Improves uptime while reducing maintenance time and costs

Explore this application

Manage regulatory pressures and meet water reuse goals with an effective ZLD wastewater treatment plan

SUEZ offers complete thermal and non-thermal ZLD solutions to manage tough-to-treat wastewaters. SUEZ’s proprietary evaporators, brine concentrators, and crystallizers can help recover more than 95% of your plant’s wastewater while reducing the remaining brine as a product or solid.

Learn more about Zero Liquid Discharge products


What this means for you:

Zero liquid discharge technologies help plants meet discharge and water reuse requirements, enabling your business to:

  • Meet stringent cooling tower blowdown and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) discharge regulations
  • Treat and recover valuable products from waste streams
  • Better manage produced water

Explore this application

  • Boiler Water Treatment Chemicals & Services

    Flexible treatment programs to drive efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system

    SUEZ's boiler services provide a plethora of customizable boiler water treatment solutions to address common boiler problems such as corrosion, deposition, and scaling. Holistic programs are available that combine chemistry, equipment, data analytics, and field services to address these and other problems .

    We offers boiler water treatment services and chemistries depending on your specific system and operational needs. Our boiler water treatment product line is at the forefront of innovation through sustained investment in research and development.  

    Learn more about Boiler Water Treatment Products

    What is Boiler Water Treatment?

    Efficient and reliable operation of steam generation equipment requires the application of the best available boiler water treatment chemistry combined with monitoring and control solutions to mitigate corrosion and deposit formation while optimizing fuel and water usage. By implementing a well-controlled boiler water treatment program, our customers can expect reduced fuel costs, reduced water usage, and reduced environmental emissions, among other benefits.

    Boiler Water Treatment Process

    SUEZ’s comprehensive boiler water treatment programs will successfully offer both online and offline protection throughout the steam system, namely the areas of feedwater treatment chemicals, internal boiler treatment chemicals,and  steam condensate chemicals. Our local consultants and boiler treatment application specialists will help you develop a treatment program and monitoring plan that is specific to your plant design and operation.

    The SUEZ boiler water treatment process includes injection, monitoring and control solutions for optimal and efficient protection based on the system’s operating variables. TrueSense* Analyze directly analyzes chemicals for low- and medium-pressure boiler systems and by connecting the analyzer to InSight* asset performance management platform, SUEZ can leverage data and analytics to further maximize productivity and profitability.

    Expert SUEZ service capabilities: 

    • Regular on-site service by trained water treatment professionals that work to understand your system
    • Steam System Chemistry Modeling: Advanced proprietary simulation and modeling software to determine what program is right for your system
    • Water and Metallurgical Laboratory testing for program design, performance analysis, and failure prevention/root cause analysis

     To find out which boiler water treatment service is right for you, please contact the experts at SUEZ today.

    Explore this application

  • Cooling Tower Water Treatment

    Cooling Tower Water Treatment Solutions

    SUEZ offers the most advanced cooling tower water treatment solutions on the market, designed specifically to enhance and maximize your production output and heat transfer efficiency. Industrial facilities look to SUEZ to help them achieve and maximize production goals by using our cooling tower water treatment to maintain clean heat transfer surfaces that enable maximum process heat removal and product throughput. Commercial and Institutional facilities utilize SUEZ’s cooling tower water treatment to improve and maximize chiller efficiency while reducing water and energy costs as well as consumption.

    What’s in a SUEZ cooling tower water treatment solution?

    Every cooling tower water treatment program is unique. Water sources, including the increased usage of compromised and re-use water sources, and the relative levels of ions and microbiological populations in cooling tower waters vary widely around the world. Cooling tower operating conditions, including temperature, sizes, flows, metals of construction, and process variation, are different with every customer. SUEZ has spent decades leading the industry in engineering the most robust and effective solutions for cooling tower water treatment, and our team of experienced technicians and industry experts will work with you to design a solution that fits your needs. Our advanced, patented GenGard* cooling tower chemicals will prevent scale and corrosion, that typically limit production, even under the most challenging conditions and will never lose effectiveness when used with certain biocide chemistries like competing technologies. Spectrus Biocides and Biodispersants complement GenGard to ensure microbiological growth, production-limiting biofilm, and legionella are controlled, ensuring your system is compliant with all regional regulations.

    How does SUEZ’s Cooling Tower Water Treatment work?

    Scale and Deposit Control:  The only, entirely new, patented polymer to be introduced by a cooling tower water treatment company in the last 20 years is SUEZ’s Stress Tolerant Polymer (STP). Combined with SUEZ’s non-phosphate, Alkaline Enhanced Chemistry (AEC), these molecules form the cornerstone in GenGard* cooling water chemicals. STP outperforms common and competitive copolymers, terpolymers and quad-polymers in every benchmark for cooling water. Designed for traditional phosphate and reduced phosphate programs, STP will inhibit common deposits, disperse solids and precipitated materials, and form the smallest particle sizes of any cooling water polymer, ultimately maintaining cleaner, more efficient heat transfer surfaces and keeping more money in your pocket.

    Corrosion Control:  SUEZ has consistently been the leader in developing and delivering effective corrosion control chemistries.  SUEZ offers multiple patented materials and approaches for corrosion control. Halogen Resistant Azole (HRA) for copper corrosion control, Low-Phosphate and Non-Phosphate approaches for mild steel corrosion control, and specialized chemistries for manganese, iron, and microbiologically induced corrosion can all be tailored to your specific needs.   

    Microbiological and Biofilm Control: Spectrus biocides and biodispersants control the growth of biological organisms in your system that typically rob your system of efficiency and increase health risks. Continuing the trend of leading the industry in biological control, SUEZ offers a new, patented approach with our Targeted Delivery biocides. Spectrus TD biocides are encapsulated biocides that only open and release biocidal material upon contact with biological material. This delivers a massive dose of biocide on a molecular level, only right where you need it, without significantly overfeeding biocide, effectively reducing your biocide usage and handling by up to 50%, while maintaining a cleaner, more efficiency cooling tower system.

    How to extend the life of your assets

    Whether for open-recirculating (cooling towers), closed-loop, or once-thru systems, SUEZ maximizes asset protection to deliver the longest life possible.

    SUEZ’s approach to cooling water treatment is a combination of patented chemistry, decades of expertise, and SUEZ’s innovative control and monitoring solutions, such as Truesense* for Cooling.

    Learn more about Cooling Water Treatment Products


    What this means for you:

    • System efficiency
      • Improved heat transfer efficiency in critical operating equipment
    • Environmental profile
      • Optimized/reduced water usage
      • Reduced treatment costs and blowdown/discharge volume
    • Operating costs
      • Reduced power consumption, maintenance requirements and outages/turnarounds
      • Extended run-lengths

    For more information on ​Cooling Tower Water Treatments ​please contact the experts at SUEZ today

    Explore this application

  • Industrial Desalination Technology

    Remove impurities, protect valuable membranes, and maintain your desalination plant with Procera

    Tackling seawater desalination requires careful testing and design early in the project lifecycle. SUEZ’s Procera solution starts with pretreatment components that protect membrane desalination systems by removing suspended solids and impurities. After careful analysis of your source water and conservation needs, modular desal systems are then fitted to your application.

    Learn more about Desalination products


    To support the lifecycle of the water desalination plant, a complete line of products and services are available to help you stay current, connected, in production and on budget.

    What this means for you:

    • SUEZ designs and manufactures complete desalination solutions – customers receive integrated, high quality and consistent systems
    • 50+ years of experience and 250+ SWRO installations provide confidence in SUEZ
    • Modular designs adapt to site and project specifications for a unique solution
    • Engineering and field services are available to design, commission, or start up systems

    Explore this application

  • Mobile Water Treatment Systems

    Flexible mobile water offerings let you focus on your business while SUEZ takes care of the water

    With just a call, SUEZ provides water when and where you need it. SUEZ’s on-demand mobile water treatment solutions include reverse osmosis, filtration, demineralization, softening, and deoxygenation treatment.

    Deployable within three hours, SUEZ’s trucks can help with steam blows, plant start-ups/shutdowns, replacement of conventional resin-based systems, and much more.

    Learn more about mobile water products


    What this means for you:

    Our 24x7 service centers offer:

    • Rapid deployment of mobile assets
    • Production continuity, productivity gains
    • No capital investment to meet seasonal demands
    • Reduced time and costs for repairs and new plant or process startups
    • Guaranteed water quality and quantity
    • Extended asset life with high-quality water treatment
    • Safe operation and regulatory compliance

    Explore this application

  • Chemical Monitoring Systems

    Real-time monitoring and domain expertise to maximize asset performance, reliability and business productivity

    Protecting your production assets is imperative to your business operations. The most basic need is to measure key parameters and ensure the reliable delivery of chemistry to your assets.

    The next step is to go beyond monitoring and use software analytics to optimize your performance and costs. SUEZ’s sophisticated automation, control, and monitoring software can help your team increase performance while keeping operations sage.

    Learn more about monitoring and analytics products


    What this means for you:

    • Remote monitoring, alarm management, and diagnostics to compliment your local SUEZ experts
    • Real-time testing that frees up your personnel to be more productive in other areas
    • Efficient management of water use and consumption
    • Consistent application of the right amount of chemicals
    • Smart alarming on events and trends before they threaten production or assets

    Explore this application

  • Wastewater Treatment Systems

    Meet regulations by safely recovering wastewater for reuse or discharge

    Safeguarding natural resources (like rivers, lakes, and more) is an important part of wastewater treatment solutions. As your business partner, SUEZ helps customers by providing waterwaste systems to meet ever increasing environmental, regulatory, and financial pressures.

    Learn more about wastewater treatment products


    What this means for you:

    • Leverage a complete set of solutions (chemical, equipment, and services) from one provider
    • Contribute to a sustainable water supply that reduces discharge by increasing reuse opportunities
    • Reduce energy consumption and footprint with innovative membrane solutions
    • Treat and clean severely impaired water
    • Improves uptime while reducing maintenance time and costs

    Explore this application

  • Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)

    Manage regulatory pressures and meet water reuse goals with an effective ZLD wastewater treatment plan

    SUEZ offers complete thermal and non-thermal ZLD solutions to manage tough-to-treat wastewaters. SUEZ’s proprietary evaporators, brine concentrators, and crystallizers can help recover more than 95% of your plant’s wastewater while reducing the remaining brine as a product or solid.

    Learn more about Zero Liquid Discharge products


    What this means for you:

    Zero liquid discharge technologies help plants meet discharge and water reuse requirements, enabling your business to:

    • Meet stringent cooling tower blowdown and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) discharge regulations
    • Treat and recover valuable products from waste streams
    • Better manage produced water

    Explore this application