Fertilizer manufacturing plants are dependent on water for many areas of the plant operation. From steam used for the process, to cooling of many process gases , acid streams, nitrogen and phosphate rich liquids, powders and granules, to precisely manage critical chemical reactions, to high purity water requirements, to wastewater treatment to protect the environment.

Some of the critical areas that must be focused on in order to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the plant include:

  • Slime control in heat exchangers and cooling towers of cooling systems
  • Suspended solids control in low velocity heat exchangers
  • Response to process leakage to cooling tower heat exchangers
  • Corrosion protection of cooling systems to maximize plant life & performance
  • Scale deposit control to maximize capacity and efficiency of critical cooling heat exchangers
  • Programs to address slime growth that results from contamination of such products as ammonia, nitrogen and phosphates
  • Response to contamination of steam condensate
  • Management of boiler feed water purity
  • Separation of waste oil from waste water
  • Removal of COD and BOD from waste water before discharge

The water management programs developed by ZI-CHEM are based on global technologies that have been applied in the field for many years and refined to optimize and enhance results. These are delivered with dedicated and experienced field service teams that are based close to or inside the plant site to ensure attentive support and rapid responses are provided, so that the objectives of the programs are achieved.