Articles

A selection of Waterline publication articles:

Chelants in water treatment: An overview

As featured in Waterline Summer 2023 Chelants in water treatment:An overview By Kathy Hood BSc (hons), CChem, MRSC – WCS Group Water treatment chemicals for many applications including chemical cleaning, scale inhibition and wastewater treatment contain chelants. The effective use of chelants is particularly critical when considering the topics of scale inhibition and the effective… Read more »

The use of chelants / sequestrants in water treatment

As featured in Waterline Summer 2023 The use of chelants / sequestrants in water treatment Jill Cooper BSc (hons), B&V Chemicals Chelants such as EDTA and NTA are used widely within water treatment. Their uses include, but are not limited to steam boiler treatment programs, closed circuit pre-commission and flushing chemicals and wastewater treatment programs…. Read more »

Women in Water

As featured in Waterline Spring 2023 Women in Water by Dr Pamela Simpson Gender comparison worldwideAnyone working in the water industry will be aware that this is a male orientated sector. Whilst some job roles may be predominantly female, overall the numbers of males far outweigh the females and this is echoed in the number… Read more »

Back to Basics

As featured in Waterline Spring 2023 Back to Basics Matt Morse, Principal Consultant, Dragonfly Water Consultancy In my day to day work I see a lot of audits, water treatment programmes, legionella risk assessments and written schemes of control. Many of these that I see suffer from a common problem – they start in the… Read more »

Effect of sample pH on the identification of an NRB in Closed Hot and Cold Water Systems

As featured in Waterline Winter 2022-23 From the Archive: This article first appeared in waterline Winter 2019-2020 Effect of sample pH on the identification of an NRB in Closed Hot and Cold Water Systems Pamela Simpson (PhD), Whitewater Technologies Ltd; Richard Jones (MSc), Cheshire Scientific Ltd. IntroductionA closed re-circulating pipework system is one which, as… Read more »

How do I interpret my on-site test results?

As featured in Waterline Winter 2022-23 How do I interpret my on-site test results? Ian Penney, DTK Water Industrial water treatment in one form or another has been around for a very long time. Without looking too hard I found a citing for phosphorus as a corrosion inhibitor used in the construction of the iron… Read more »

Event Report – From the Cradle to the Grave – The lifecycle of water management – Wednesday 8th June 2022 – University of Greenwich, London

As featured in Waterline Autumn 2022 From the Cradle to the Grave – The lifecycle of water managementWednesday 8th June 2022University of Greenwich, London Governance – Getting it Right First Time Elise Maynard, Director, Water Management Society Elise discussed the various Legislative and guidance documents which are applicable to water safety for all buildings and… Read more »

Microbial Induced Corrosion in cooling systems and how regular monitoring can mitigate potential problems

As featured in Waterline Autumn 2022 Microbial Induced Corrosion in cooling systems and how regular monitoring can mitigate potential problems Catherine Allen BSc Hons, Tintometer Inc. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special Thanks to Curtis Williams BSc, MSc (Hons), Chris Shaw (BSc Hons), MWMSoc), Ian Penney (BSc (Hons), FWMSoc), Kaylie Boland and Karl Hodge for their input and specialist… Read more »

The Authorising Engineer (Water): Questions Which Shape Our Future Needs

As featured in Waterline Summer 2022 The Authorising Engineer (Water):Questions Which Shape Our Future Needs David Harper, Harper Water Management Group Ltd. www.harperwater.com Drinking water storage and distribution systems have been challenging our health and wellbeing for centuries and the stellar rise of opportunistic waterborne pathogens from this niche man-made environment has been noted since… Read more »

An Overview of Some Water Treatment Processes, Phosphonates, and Polymers for the Oil & Gas Industry, in an Era of Water Recovery and Recycling

As featured in Waterline Summer 2022 An Overview of Some Water Treatment Processes, Phosphonates, and Polymers for the Oil & Gas Industry, in an Era of Water Recovery and Recycling Colin Frayne, CSci, CChem, CEnv, CWEM, FRSC, FICorr, MCIWEM, FWMSoc, LRIC, CWT. Consultant, Aquassurance, Inc.Barry B. Ekstrand, P.E., President & COO, Finoric LLCJune 2022 Abstract… Read more »

Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRIME SCENE COMPETITION:

Following on from the successful Grime Scene competition, we have decided to continue the theme for another year, but with a twist. This year, we are asking for photographs of the grimiest pictures you can find accompanied with another photograph of how the ‘scene’ has been improved by your maintenance or cleaning.


We will display the photographs in each of the Waterline editions throughout 2024. The ‘most improved’ picture will be chosen by WMSoc members via an online vote. The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher after the Winter 2024/25 edition has been published.


Please send your photographs to:
[email protected].


Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers.

Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers from B & V Chemicals are easy to use and effectively eliminate Legionella spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Independent tests confirm its efficacy, achieving a 5 log reduction within 5 minutes. Proven to prevent Legionella growth, Multitreat SHD ensures peace of mind by addressing scale buildup quickly.

Customer feedback and laboratory tests validate its reliability.

For more information, contact [email protected]

How the NEW SolidTek® Biocide Feeder Package will BENEFIT YOU

SolidTek® has launched its NEW Biocide Feeder which is functional, compact, and environmentally-friendly.

Designed for use with SolidTek’s® enhanced bromine biocide, BromTek, it offers multiple benefits:

SAFER
Reduced exposure to fumes and bromine dust (non-pressurised system).

EFFECTIVE
Use with field proven mixed hydantoin biocide - better performance than standard bromine tablets.

COMPACT
Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

QUICK & EASY
Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.
SUPPORT

Product calculators and tech support available.

Lovibond MD640 Photometer (PTSA & Fluorescein capable)

Product Spotlight Drop Test Kits

How many times have you heard … ‘we’re not sure what the system volume is’. A common problem which can be expensive - wasting chemical over dosing, or underdosing so the treatment is ineffective (i.e. shock dosing a biocide). The MD640 photometer has PTSA & Fluorescein capability built in. Simply use our System Checkers to add to an unknown system and read a PTSA or Fluorescein levels to accurately identify the system volume.

The Hydrosense PRO range

Hydrosense

The Hydrosense PRO range pioneers Legionella pneumophila detection, the cause of over 97% of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, by identifying all the serogroups 1-15 of this dangerous Legionella species. This easy-to-use, highly sensitive test uses unique filtration, offering a three-line test result that distinguishes between serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 within 25 minutes. The water test has a level of detection of 100 CFU/L and swab tests detect 200 CFU per swabbed area, providing crucial, rapid insights for water safety management.