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BacComber for Distilleries

Cooling Tower

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SYSTEMS
May 2008
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Distillery Capacity 1,00,000 liters per
day
Operation for 24 hours per day & @ 310
days / year
Cooling water flow rate 750 cubic meter
per hour
Raw water and make water from river
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• Problems faced by Customer
– Use of Chemical ineffective
– Algae growth was tremendous
– Shut down required within 14 days for
cleaning and de-scaling
– Loss of production
– Requires Frequent Discharge of CT
water
– Discharge of water creates environment
pressure
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• Water quality before installation of
BacComber µUnits water
Make Up Cooling tower
water
pH ________
mhos/cm 5.5 6.3
Conductivity 3
163 678
TDS
Total Hardness (as mg/liter 134 510
CaCO3) Hardness (as
Calcium mg/liter 60 330
CaCO3)
Magnesium Hardness (as mg/liter 34 188
CaCO3) mg/liter 26 142
Chlorides (as Cl) mg/liter 4 28.99
Silica (as SiO2) mg/liter 8.52 17.63
COD mg/liter 70 1400
BOD mg/liter 16 324
Phosphates (as PO4) mg/liter 7.42 10.6
Turbidity NTU 17 40
Total Suspended solids mg/liter 6.8 53
Iron (as Fe) mg/liter Un- 0.35 4.28
Standard plate count /ml countable Un-countable
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• Water quality before installation of
BacComber
– Formation of Algae
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• Water quality before installation of
BacComber
– Ineffective chemical
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• Four Inductor coils & four Electrode sets
installed
• Additional system provided for proper
water circulation
– Water circulating pumps added
– Stand-by water pumps provided
• Sand filter installed for make-up water
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• Installation Layout
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• Effect of BacComber after three
Cooling Cooling
weeks Units
tower water tower water
(Before) (After)
pH ________
µ 6.3
Conductivity mhos/cm3 678
TDS Hardness (as
Total mg/liter 510
CaCO3) Hardness (as
Calcium mg/liter 330
CaCO3) mg/liter 188
Magnesium Hardness
(as CaCO3) mg/liter 142
Chlorides (as Cl) mg/liter 28.99
Silica (as SiO2) mg/liter 17.63
COD mg/liter 1400
BOD mg/liter 324
Phosphates (as PO4) mg/liter 10.6
Turbidity NTU 40
Total Suspended solids mg/liter 53
Iron (as Fe) mg/liter Un- 4.28
Standard plate count /ml countable
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• Water quality after BacComber
installation
- Photographs after 3 weeks
- Turbidity reduced Dead Algae /
bacteria
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• Water quality after BacComber
installation
0 week 3 weeks 4 weeks 12 weeks
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• Water quality after BacComber
installation
– Algae reduced
– TDS reduced
– Clean water
– Water saving achieved
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Advantages to customer
• Tangible benefits
– Saving in use of Chemical Rs.
4,00,000 p.a.
– Saving in blow down water Rs.
3,00,000 p.a.
• Intangible Benefits
– Reduction in shut down by @ 50 % (7 days) (Rs
35Lacks)
– Increase in life of condenser coils
• ROI (Pay back of equipment)