How to Perform an Effective Wastewater Treatability Study

  Treatability studies are useful in the wastewater treatment process to help determine how wastewater might be properly managed, ensuring effective treatments are considered and/or implemented. These studies pinpoint which contaminants need to be removed in addition to narrowing down the ideal technological solutions. By using treatability studies as one of the first steps toward finding … » Read More

What Is Ion Exchange Resin and How Does It Work?

  While many of us have heard of ion exchange (IX) resins, few of us have a grasp on how the technology actually works. Whether you’re weighing potential treatment strategies, looking for ways to get the most out of your existing IX resins, or simply curious about IX chemistry, you may be asking “What is … » Read More

Wastewater Treatability Studies vs. Pilot Studies: What Is the Difference?

  When industrial facilities require wastewater treatment, there are often steps preceding treatment to ensure the technologies recommended are the best fit for the facility’s particular issue. Since industrial wastewater treatment presents innumerable combinations of challenges and possible solutions, water treatment companies often suggest conducting treatability studies and/or pilot studies prior to building custom industrial … » Read More

How to Choose the Best Industrial Water Treatment System Technologies for Your Plant

  With new water treatment technologies emerging all the time, it can be difficult to identify the ideal solution for your needs. Well-designed industrial water treatment systems can help you meet your production objectives and gain efficiencies along the way. The key is simply taking the time to understand the major factors that determine the … » Read More

What are the Best Industrial Water Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies?

  Here at SAMCO Technologies, we understand that proper, economical industrial water treatment is essential to the efficiency and overall success of your everyday process. Improper treatment can lead to system upset, valuable process water going down the drain, and costly violations of local POTW (publicly owned treatment works) and environmental regulations, to name a … » Read More

Potential Problems with Wastewater Treatability Studies and How to Avoid Them

  The results from treatability studies help determine how wastewaters might be properly managed, ensuring effective treatments are considered and/or implemented. These studies are especially useful for pinpointing exactly what contaminants need to be removed in addition to helping narrow down the ideal solutions. If your facility needs a wastewater treatability study and it’s an unfamiliar … » Read More

Does Your Plant Need an Industrial Water Treatment System

Does Your Plant Need an Industrial Water Treatment System?

  While industrial water treatment systems are not always necessary, they can provide a dramatic return on investment for your facility. Well-designed water treatment systems can help trim energy costs, maintenance costs, lost dollars due to wasted products/byproducts, discharge fees, and even regulatory fines. If you’re wondering how to add efficiency to your process, you … » Read More

What Is an Industrial Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

  Industrial water treatment systems meet a variety of purification and separation needs. They can range from relatively compact and straightforward to complex, multiunit processes that serve a variety of applications. If you’re new to water treatment, you might be asking “What is an industrial water treatment system and how does it work?” Since industrial … » Read More

How Can You Tell If Your Facility Needs a Wastewater Treatability Study?

  Many of our customers often require some type of treatability study when they look to us for wastewater treatment solutions. This type of study or testing determines how wastewater might be treated, helping ensure proper treatments are considered. These tests can be useful—especially when there are several variables in wastewater streams and resolutions/technologies—at pinpointing … » Read More

How Much Does an Industrial Water Treatment System Cost?

  Industrial water treatment is a complex family of technologies and systems, serving a wide range of industries and applications. Whether your needs include water treatment, process purification and separation, wastewater treatment, or a combination of these, you’re probably wondering “How much does an industrial water treatment system cost?” As you’ve likely found, estimating the … » Read More

What Are the Best Wastewater Treatability Study Companies?

  When industrial companies experience wastewater treatment and discharge issues, one of the first steps toward finding a solution is performing a treatability study, especially if meeting stringent discharge regulations is needed. Starting this way helps the facility determine how its wastewater might be treated, taking out the guesswork and ensuring proper treatment solutions are … » Read More

How Do You Choose the Best Ion Exchange System For Your Facility?

  Thanks to their unique ability to selectively target specific contaminants for removal, ion exchange (IX) systems can be an extremely efficient solution for separation and purification of process and waste streams. While they are most commonly used for softening applications, IX systems are also widely used for dealkalization, purification, metals removal, and other specialized … » Read More

How Much Does an Ion Exchange System Cost?

  When industrial companies require ion exchange technology, one of the first questions we typically hear is, “How much does an ion exchange system cost?” This can be difficult—but not impossible—to narrow down because of all the factors that can go into engineering and putting together a system to meet the facility’s needs. In the … » Read More

What Are the Best Ion Exchange Equipment Supply and Technology Companies?

  For industrial facilities looking to ion exchange systems and resin technology for their purification and/or separation technology needs, an important question to consider is, “What Are the Best Ion Exchange Equipment Supply and Technology Companies?” While SAMCO is confident our custom-designed and engineered ion exchange systems are some of the best in the industry, we … » Read More

Does Your Facility Need an Ion Exchange System?

  Ion exchange (IX) is commonly used across a variety of industries, especially chemical and petrochemical, power, mining and metals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, municipal, semiconductor, and others. IX can be an efficient solution for a variety of applications, including water softening, purification, separation, and pretreatment to protect downstream equipment and improve operational performance.   … » Read More

Common Ion Exchange System Problems and How to Fix Them

  Ion exchange (IX) systems can be an efficient solution for various demineralization, purification, and wastewater treatment needs. In fact, IX systems deliver several advantages over chemical treatment, as they generally require less space, less labor, no sludge disposal, and lower operational costs. While such benefits are attractive, you might be left wondering “What are … » Read More

How Much Do Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Systems Cost?

  Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane systems are used in a variety of processes and applications, and they are often spoken about in unison as they are similar membrane technologies. They are being utilized more and more by industrial facilities looking to recycle and treat water for reuse and conservation. As water scarcity issues continue to increase, … » Read More

What is an Ion Exchange System and How Does It Work?

  Ion exchange (IX) systems are used across a variety of industries for water softening, purification, and separation purposes. While the chemistry of individual ion exchange reactions varies from one application to the next, IX is a treatment process where dissolved ions are replaced by other, more desirable, ions of a similar electrical charge. If … » Read More

What Are Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration and How Do They Work

  Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration are often spoken about in unison as they are similar membrane technologies that solve a variety of process separation and filtration needs. The two technologies are being utilized more and more by industrial facilities looking to recycle and treat water for reuse and conservation. As water scarcity issues continue to … » Read More

Does Your Facility Need a Reverse Osmosis or Nanofiltration System?

  Reverse osmosis (RO) and Nanofiltration (NF) are used across a wide variety of industrial applications for removal of dissolved materials from liquid streams. Implemented judiciously, RO and NF are effective strategies for recycling process liquids, reducing waste water, recovering and concentrating dissolved materials, and generating potable water. If your industrial facility requires removal of … » Read More

How Do You Choose the Best Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane System for an Industrial Facility?

  As global demands for clean water increase, more and more industrial facilities are looking toward membrane filtration solutions, such as reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF), to help manage intake, process, and waste water treatment. Using membrane filtration can help your facility reuse wastewater and virtually eliminate discharge fees, and depending on the industry … » Read More

Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Filtration Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

  Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) are membrane filtration technologies that are designed to remove solute ions and molecules from a pretreated liquid stream. Well-designed RO/NF units are compact and demand relatively little maintenance, making them an attractive alternative to conventional treatment trains. Even despite the merits of today’s efficient RO/NF technologies, it pays … » Read More

What Are the Best Companies for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Systems?

  For industrial facilities looking to reverse osmosis (RO) or nanofiltration (NF) membrane systems for their purification and/or separation technology needs, an important question to consider is, “What are the best companies for reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane systems?” While SAMCO is confident our custom-designed and engineered RO and NF treatment solutions are some of the … » Read More

Reverse Osmosis vs Nanofiltration Membrane Process: What Is the Difference?

  Reverse osmosis (RO) and Nanofiltration (NF) are physical separation technologies used to remove contaminates from liquid streams. In recent years, RO/NF technologies have become more efficient and affordable for use across a variety of industrial applications, including potable water generation and the treatment of brackish water, seawater, and wastewater. If you’re wondering what filtration … » Read More

Do You Need a Microfiltration or Ultrafiltration Membrane System for Your Plant?

  Determining whether or not an industrial plant needs a microfiltration (MF) and/or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. While these systems are not essential for every industrial process, when thoughtfully implemented within an intake, process, or waste stream, they can go a long way in improving a facility’s efficiency … » Read More

How to Choose the Best Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Systems for Your Facility

  Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) are used to separate, fractionate, clarify, and purify process streams for a variety of industrial applications. MF and UF systems are used widely across the dairy, food and beverage, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries, and recent advances in filtration membrane technology and module design have made MF/UF increasingly cost-effective … » Read More

How Much Do Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems Cost?

    Microfiltration and ultrafiltration (MF/UF) membrane systems are used in a variety of processes and applications. They can help facilities treat boiler feed water, separate out contaminated waste to acceptable effluent standards, and manufacture safe food and/or beverages, to name a few. If your facility might require MF/UF membrane system technology, you are likely wondering, “How … » Read More

What are Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration and How Do They Work?

  Microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) solve a variety of process liquid treatment and purification needs, generally with low operational costs and a small footprint. MF and UF are typically incorporated within a larger treatment process, and, when used to pretreat process streams, MF/UF systems are particularly effective at preventing costly fouling of downstream equipment, … » Read More

Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

  Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) are membrane-based filtering technologies that use thin layers of semipermeable material to separate out contaminating particles, such as organic material, bacteria, suspended solids, and other pollutants. In industries such and dairy, pharmaceutical, and chemical, the separated material may be a product they are recovering, and more facilities continue to … » Read More

What Are the Best Companies for Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems?

  Whether you are looking for a microfiltration or ultrafiltration (MF/UF) membrane system that will help your facility manufacture safe food and/or beverages, boiler feed water for industrial process, or treat contaminated waste to acceptable effluent standards, it can be overwhelming to search for the MF/UF membrane system that is ideal for your specific application. … » Read More

What Is Zero Liquid Discharge and How Does It Work?

  Not every industrial facility that produces wastewater will require zero liquid discharge (ZLD). It is usually looked to as a last resort because it can be a complex process that requires a high initial investment. If a facility is located on a site that has severe water scarcity issues and/or astronomical discharge fees, it … » Read More

How to Choose the Best ZLD System for Your Facility

  An industrial company that produces wastewater as a byproduct of its process will usually require some type of wastewater treatment system to help it avoid harming the environment, human health, and the facility’s process if the water is being reused. The water treatment system will also help the facility evade incurring heavy fines and … » Read More

Does Your Facility Need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

  If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process … » Read More

Five Common Problems with Zero Liquid Discharge and How to Solve Them

  As more and more facilities are turning to zero liquid discharge (ZLD) for wastewater treatment and effluent reduction—whether it’s to comply with local discharge regulations or recycle and reuse as much water as possible in your process—more information is becoming available about the possible issues your facility might face while using ZLD technology. Because … » Read More

What Are the Best Companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

  With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which … » Read More

How Much Will a Zero Liquid Discharge System Cost Your Facility?

  With increasing stewardship of environmental protection, both nationally and internationally, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste by implementing zero liquid discharge (ZLD), a process that limits liquid waste at the end of your industrial process to—as the term suggests—zero. A more recent example of how ZLD … » Read More

What is a Wastewater Treatment System and How Does it Work?

  For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of its process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is … » Read More

How Do You Know If An Industrial Facility Needs a Wastewater Treatment System?

  Not properly treating wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is being reused). It can also cause a company to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being improperly discharged into a POTW (publicly owned treatment works) or to the … » Read More

How to Choose the Best Wastewater Treatment System for Your Plant

  For industrial companies producing wastewater as a byproduct of their process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary. Failing to properly treat your wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and your process, in addition to causing your facility to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if it is being … » Read More

Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

  Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to … » Read More

9 of the Best Industrial Wastewater Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

  Here at SAMCO Technologies, we understand that proper, economical industrial wastewater treatment is essential to the efficiency and overall success of your everyday process. Improper treatment can lead to valuable process water going down the drain in addition to costly violations of local POTW (publicly owned treatment works) and environmental regulations. While our custom-engineered … » Read More

What Is a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

  For industrial companies using a cooling tower for its facility, some type of cooling tower water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and long equipment service life. If cooling tower water is left untreated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly … » Read More

How Do You Know If You Need a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

  In order to keep your production flowing smoothly and avoid costly damage to your cooling tower equipment, the proper treatment of your cooling tower water is essential. If cooling tower water is not properly treated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down … » Read More

How to Increase Your Industrial Cooling Tower Efficiency

  Although cooling towers are generally some of the most cost-effective cooling mechanisms as compared to other cooling technologies (such as many dry air cooling systems), it is still important to monitor your industrial cooling tower efficiency and run it as seamlessly as possible. This will ensure your facility can: Save energy Reduce the amount of … » Read More

Treated vs. Untreated Cooling Tower Water: Risks for Your Plant

  When an industrial plant or building decides whether or not to invest in a cooling tower water treatment system, it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Petrochemical plants, chemical manufacturers, refineries, and all kinds of large buildings and facilities using cooling towers, whether they’re used as part of the industrial process or … » Read More

Five of the Best Cooling Tower Water Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

  Here at SAMCO technologies, our custom-engineered, cutting-edge solutions for your cooling tower water treatment needs have been developed by helping our customers solve some of the most complex purity and separation issues globally for over 40 years. Because of our skilled engineers and overall expertise in cooling tower water treatment, we are confident that … » Read More

What Is a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?

  For industrial companies using a boiler for its facility, some type of boiler feed water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality steam generation. The most appropriate boiler feed water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and boiler failure as a result of scaling, corrosion, … » Read More

Common Boiler Feed Water Treatment Issues and How to Avoid Them 

  When treating boiler feed water (the combination of boiler makeup and condensate return water), several issues can arise that cause boiler scaling, corrosion, fouling, and system failure. Below, we break down the most common boiler feed water issues and how to avoid them to help ensure system efficiency and operational safety. While treating boiler … » Read More

How to Choose the Best Boiler Feed Water Treatment Technologies for Your Plant

  When it comes to choosing technology for boiler feed water treatment, knowing the feed water source quality in relation to the water quality required for your specific boiler is essential, as inadequate water treatment can lead to the scaling, corrosion, and fouling of the boiler and downstream equipment. We’ve mentioned this before in some … » Read More

Do You Need a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

  If you use an industrial boiler to create energy with steam, chances are you need some sort of boiler feed water treatment system. But why? We know that natural water sources carry impurities that can cause harmful deposits, carryover, and corrosion in your boiler system. We also know that the higher the pressure your … » Read More

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Scaling vs. Corrosion: Why It Matters for Your Boiler Feed Water System

  When using boilers for an industrial plant and process, one of the most important things to implement is the appropriate treatment of the boiler feed water before it has a chance to scale and corrode equipment. Before beginning any process with a boiler, understanding the makeup and return water chemistry/characteristics, the manufacturer’s requirements for … » Read More

10 of the Best Boiler Feed Water Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

  Here at SAMCO Technologies, we understand that proper, economical treatment of your boiler feed water is essential to the efficiency and overall success of your everyday process. Fouling, corrosion, and scaling can all decrease the service life and dependability of downstream equipment, driving up cost and disrupting project flow. While our custom-engineered boiler feed … » Read More

Do You Need a Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

  Determining whether or not you need a raw water treatment system for your industrial facility can be a difficult decision. But if your plant draws from a raw water source (such as a river, lake, ocean, or groundwater), chances are you will need some sort of treatment. If left untreated, what is present in … » Read More

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How to Choose the Best Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant

  For industrial companies using raw water for their plant, some type of raw water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient plant production process and quality manufactured products. The best raw water treatment system for the facility will help it avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and not being able to sell its … » Read More

What is a Raw Water Treatment System and How Does it Work?

  For industrial companies using a raw water source for its facility, some type of raw water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and quality product. The most appropriate raw water treatment system will help the facility avoid costly plant downtime, expensive maintenance fees, and not being able to sell its … » Read More

What Is a Wastewater Treatability Study and How Does It Work?

  When our customers come to us for separation/purification solutions, many times we need to begin the process with a treatability study. Treatability studies can be performed on all kinds of streams, but for this article, we’ll focus on wastewater in particular. So, what is a wastewater treatability study and how does it work, exactly? What … » Read More

How Much Does a Water/Wastewater Treatability Study Cost for Your Plant?

  When our customers ask “How Much Does a Water/Wastewater Treatability Study Cost?” it’s difficult to answer this definitively, as several factors go into estimating the cost. Also, the costs will vary depending on the customer’s individual needs. Therefore, this article will explore the different factors that make up the cost of a treatability study … » Read More

Treated vs. Untreated Raw Water for Your Plant

  When it comes to deciding how to treat the raw water coming into your plant, here at SAMCO, we know it’s a complicated decision that can add cost to your bottom line—but is it necessary? In this article, we explore whether or not it’s important to treat your raw water and consider what the … » Read More

What Are the New Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines and What Do They Mean for Your Plant?

  The recent updates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines (also known as effluent limitation guidelines or ELGs) for steam electric power plants mean significant updates for most plants involved. Since the EPA circulated the first round of regulations in 1974 with the last changes made in 1982, … » Read More

How Much Should a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System for a Thermal Power Plant Cost?

    When thermal power plants ask us “How Much Should a Boiler Feed Water Treatment System for a Thermal Power Plant Cost?” it’s often challenging—but not impossible—to estimate. Since the process of maximizing water treatment options and generating an efficient system design is complex and based on several factors (the water treatment systems are … » Read More

How Much Does a Wastewater Treatment System Cost? (Pricing, Factors, Etc.)

  When industrial companies look into purchasing a wastewater treatment system for their plant, first and foremost they want to know, “How much does a wastewater treatment system cost?” Because wastewater treatment is a highly complex, custom solution, several factors go into choosing the right treatment options. It is crucial to treat your waste properly, … » Read More