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Waste Treatment

Waste treatment can refer to either municipal or industrial facilities. Regardless of the type of facility, they share many common foulants.

The equipment used to clean wastewater can vary from sour water treating equipment in oil refining to water hardness scale in Dissolved Flotation (DAF) systems. All will be encountering oils and greases and other organic species.

Anerobic bacteria and other sulfur reducing bacteria will generate H2S which will produce pyrophoric iron sulfide when in contact with low grade steels. All foulants can be troublesome for plant operators.

Waste Treatment Applications

yellow-bulletDAF systems will foul with carbonates which promote foaming and interfere with the water/air interface.

yellow-bulletSour water units will foul with pyrophoric iron sulfides and light hydrocarbons and ammonia vapors.

yellow-bulletOils and greases can rise to the top in transfer pipelines and severely restrict flow.

yellow-bulletLubrication and hydraulic systems will foul from degraded oil treatment chemicals and other product ingress.

yellow-bulletAir coolers (Fin-Fans) will foul on the air-side thereby reducing efficiency.

yellow-bulletSurfaces such as pump slabs, concrete parking lots, cooling tower basins and fill, etc. will foul with several products.

yellow-bulletFilters can gather iron sulfide deposits, which not only cause the filter to lower its’ performance but also are also highly flammable.

Our Chemicals for Waste Treatment

FQE® Chemicals has innovative chemical products for use at waste treatment plants.

These chemical families below are used to reduce the impact of foulants. These chemicals can be applied to safely decontaminate and neutralize the harmful contaminants.

Chemical Family

FQE Solvent

FQE Chemicals dispersants and solvents are designed to target and decontaminate deposits according to their chemical makeup for rapid and effective cleaning.
Chemical Family

FQE H2S Scavenger

Our line of H2S Scavengers provide non-reversible elimination of harmful hydrogen sulfide gases in process equipment.
Chemical Family

FQE Pyrophoric

Provides a safe and effective method of neutralizing dangerous iron sulfide deposits on processing equipment to eliminate the hazardous fire risk.
Chemical Family

FQE Degassing

Degassing products provide rapid absorption of dangerous LEL’s and other gases in tanks, towers, and other processing equipment.
Chemical Family

FQE Scale Control

Scale control chemicals are effective at dissolving difficult scale deposits that collect on common refinery and utility equipment that cause reduced production and system flow.
Chemical Family

FQE Odor Control

Chemistry designed to remove, neutralize, and deodorize malodors occurring in equipment.
Chemical Family

FQE Degreaser

Degreaser products target foulants and provide efficient cleaning of oils and greases while ensuring safe working environments.

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