Cooling Tower Cleaning Chemicals

Cleaning and maintenance are important aspects of improving the efficiency and performance of cooling tower systems. These systems are used in industrial and commercial systems to remove the heat produced by buildings or processes through evaporation. Water is circulated through these systems, which comes in contact with the outside air and aids in heat removal. This water accumulates impurities like debris, and serves as the breeding ground for microbes. This can negatively impact the performance of the equipment leading to its reduced efficiency and damage. This is why regular cleaning of cooling towers is scheduled to prevent its downtime.

This cleaning can be performed in many ways, such as mechanical cleaning, chemical cleaning, high pressure cleaning, sandblasting, and so on. Among these, the chemical cleaning is most common type of cleaning, which is performed using chemicals. At Cannon Water, we provide various types of cooling tower cleaning chemcials, which help control pH, corrosion, scale build up and so on.

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  • DTEA II SR Plus SC-100 Cooling Tower Chemical Treatment, One Tablet


    DTEA II SR Plus SC-100 Cooling Tower Chemical Treatment, One Tablet

    MSRP: $45.00
    AMSA DTEA II - Slow Release Tablets SC-100, 100 gram tablets.  Cooling Water Solution In A Tablet New solid, slow-release formulations provide all the benefits of DTEA II in a convenient form for cooling towers, closed loops, humidifier and air...
    MSRP: $45.00

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  • CW300 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment (ECO-Green)

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    CW300 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment (ECO-Green)

    $207.90 - $1,835.05
    Eco-Green CW300 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment Safe - Highly Concentrated - Corrosion/Scale Control for Cooling Towers Product Description Super concentrated: 2.5 ounces treats 1000 gallons of cooling tower makeup water at 4-cycles of mineral...
    $207.90 - $1,835.05

  • CW409 Cooling Tower Treatment

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    CW409 Cooling Tower Treatment

    $138.60 - $1,092.00
    CW409 Cooling Tower Treatment Product Description Concentrated: 7.5 ounces treats 1000 gallons of cooling tower makeup water at 3-cycles of mineral concentration. Can be tested in less than 30-seconds with a simple test kit. Contains a powerful blend of...
    $138.60 - $1,092.00

  • CW509 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment

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    CW509 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment

    $129.15 - $869.75
    CW509 Maximum Cycle Cooling Tower Treatment Safe - Highly Concentrated - Corrosion/Scale Control for Cooling Towers Product Description Super concentrated: 2.5 ounces treats 1000 gallons of cooling tower makeup water at 3-cycles of mineral concentration...
    $129.15 - $869.75

  • BD200 Biomass Dispersant

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    BD200 Biomass Dispersant

    $147.00 - $1,035.00
    BD200 Cooling Tower Biomass Dispersant ECO-Green Series Safe - Helps Clean Cooling Towers On Line - Reduces Biocide Use Product Description Super concentrated: 5.0 - 30 ounces treats 1000 gallons of cooling tower water. Penetrates and lifts biomass,...
    $147.00 - $1,035.00

  • PreClean (Eco-Green Series)

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    PreClean (Eco-Green Series)

    $140.17 - $1,120.00
    ECO-Green PreClean Safe to use, Protects While It Cleans Closed Loops, Boilers and Cooling Systems Product Description Cleans while it protects closed hot and chill water loops, boilers and cooling towers. Functions by penetrating and reducing surface...
    $140.17 - $1,120.00

  • FerroKlean Iron Cleaning Treatment (Eco-Green Series)

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    FerroKlean Iron Cleaning Treatment (Eco-Green Series)

    $184.80 - $1,561.88
    Ferro Klean Iron Cleaning Treatment Safe Iron Oxide and Rust Removal in Closed Loops, Cooling Towers and Boilers Product Description Safe, non-regulated cleaning agent to remove iron oxide (Rust) by-products from closed and open cooling and heating...
    $184.80 - $1,561.88

What is Regular Cooling Tower Cleaning or Descaling Program

While you may be cleaning the cooling towers on your own at times, getting it done from a professional services provider on a periodic basis, depending on the usage, is essential. Here are some important steps of the cooling tower cleaning process.

  • A descaling chemical for cooling tower is spread throughout and kept for at least half an hour, which helps remove the mineral scale buildup.
  • This chemical is washed off using a spray, and after which the sump is pressure washed or vacuum cleaned.
  • Another wash is done using a biocide chemical which kills bacteria, algae, and any other germs and parasites.
  • We offer non-oxidizing biocide chemicals as well as oxidizing ones such as chlorine and bromine solutions which remove iron, sulfates, dirt, and so on, and also act as corrosion inhibitors.
  • Depending on the chemical type you chose, about 2 to 4 ounces of concentrated solution can clean 1000 gallons of water.
  • Using the O.P. test kits, you can test these chemicals in any recirculating system. Our recommended range is 10-20 drops.

Types of Chemicals Offered by Us

At Cannon Water, we offer a variety of cooling tower descaler chemicals. Here are some of them.

  • CW Chemicals: These super concentrated chemicals contain a dual polymeric dispersing system for eliminating dirt, calcium carbonate, sulfates, iron, and so on. Most of our chemical solutions are suitable for 3 cycles of mineral concentration. These include CW 409, CW300, CW509, and more.
  • All-in-One Chemicals: We offer all-in-one solutions for cooling tower cleaning which cater to non-acidic pH levels, corrosion resistance, and cleaning.

Beneficial Features of Cooling Tower Cleaning Chemicals

Our cooling tower cleaning chemicals have been integral to cooling towers across industries. We believe the following beneficial features of cooling tower cleaning chemicals have contributed to their popularity.

  • Algae and Biofilm Control: Cooling towers are prone to algae and biofilm growth, which can negatively impact system performance and pose health risks. The use of cooling tower cleaning chemicals on a regular basis can effectively control and prevent the growth of algae and biofilm.
  • Disinfection: As mentioned earlier, cooling tower systems can be home to harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. Our cooling tower cleaning chemicals effectively work against these microorganisms, ensuring a safe and hygienic cooling system.
  • Scale Inhibitors: Scale buildupsare common in cooling towers where water is recirculated for removing heat. Water collection in these towers lead to scale or limescale buildups. Our selection features various cooling tower descaling chemicals, which have been used in industrial cooling towers. 
  • pH Stabilization: Maintaining pH level balance in a cooling tower system is critical for preventing scale formation, and subsequently corrosion. The cooling tower descalers we offer at Cannon Water are known for their pH stabilization properties, ensuring optimal pH levels for efficient operation.
  • Odor Control: The presence of bacteria and organic matter in cooling tower systems can create unpleasant odors. Our range of cooling water chemicals help control and eliminate these odors.
  • Increased Lifespan: Regular use of cleaning chemicals is a cost-effective way to extend the lifespan of cooling tower systems. By preventing the buildup of scale, corrosion, and biological growth, our cooling tower cleaning chemicals can prevent premature failure and costly repairs.
  • Energy Efficiency: A clean cooling tower will certainly function more efficiently, as there is no harmful effects from scale, deposits, or biofilm. Cooling tower descaling chemicals optimize heat transfer, leading to significant energy savings and reduced operating costs.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Cooling tower systems used in industries are mostly subject to several regulations and standards. The chemicals we offer guarantee compliance by keeping the system clean, safe, and free from microorganisms.
  • Health and Safety: Neglected or unattended cooling towers can become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria, such as Legionella, which pose a serious risk to the health and safety of your employees and customers. By using the right chemicals, such as cooling tower descalers, you can ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Cost Savings: Regularly maintaining and cleaning cooling towers is crucial in preventing expensive repairs, replacements, and system failures. By investing in high-quality cleaning chemicals, you can take a proactive approach toward safeguarding your cooling water tower and eliminating future expenses. Moreover, an adequately maintained cooling tower operates more efficiently, consuming lower energy consumption and ultimately reducing utility bills.

Cooling Tower Descaling Chemical Cleaning Procedure

Cooling tower descaling chemical cleaning is a time consuming process that involves several crucial steps to ensure the effective removal of scale and deposits from the cooling tower system. The following are the step-by-step procedures involved in this cleaning process.

  1. Firstly, it is highly recommended to conduct a thorough assessment of the cooling tower system before starting with the actual cleaning using chemicals. During this assessment, try to evaluate the level of scale build-up, identify the type of scale present, and analyze the overall condition of the cooling tower, including other challenges.
  2. Post the assessment phase, prepare the cooling tower for cleaning. The main process involved in this step includes, shutting down the cooling tower system and draining all the water. It is important to follow proper safety protocols and guidelines during this step to ensure the safety of the personnel involved.
  3. Once the cooling tower has been prepared, it is time to apply the descaling chemical. The choice of descaling chemical should be made depending on the type of scale that has been identified during the assessment.
  4. To create a solution, mix the descaling chemical with water. The concentration of the solution should be adjusted according to the extent of scale build-up. Proceed by circulating the solution through the cooling tower system and allowing it to sit for a minimum of thirty minutes.
  5. During the circulation process, the descaling solution breaks down and dissolves the scale deposits. Once the circulation process is complete, the next step is to flush the cooling tower system thoroughly. This involves draining the descaling solution and flushing the system with clean water to remove any remaining chemical residue and loosened scale particles. You can use the method of pressure wash or vacuum clean to flush the cooling tower.
  6. Following the flushing process, it is important to conduct a thorough inspection of the cooling tower system to verify the successful elimination of all scales and deposits. In case you detect any traces of scale, it is imperative to manually remove them or employ additional cleaning methods.

Once the descaling chemical cleaning process is complete, the cooling tower system can be refilled with clean water, allowing regular operations to resume. It is crucial to closely monitor the cooling tower system following the cleaning to ensure optimal performance.

Applications of Cooling Tower Cleaning Chemicals

Our cooling tower cleaning chemicals are used across process industries which involve water treatment, recirculation, or temperature reduction. Here are some application areas:

  • Wastewater
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Water treatment

At Cannon Water Technology, we offer you accurate water treatment chemicals and solutions to suit your application requirements. Our team can assist you in the selection process as well. While there is no doubt about the product quality, we also offer excellent customer service. If you share your requirements with us regarding the type of water used in cooling towers, we can guide you with the right solution. Do let us know if you have any questions. Feel free to reach us via phone or email.

FAQs on Cooling Water Cleaning Chemicals

  • How often should I use cooling water cleaning chemicals?

The frequency of application would depend on the specific requirements and conditions of the cooling tower. Generally, these chemicals are added at regular time intervals to curb corrosion, scaling, microbial growth, as well as to retain the water quality.

  • Are cooling water chemicals offered by you safe for use?

Yes, the cooling water chemicals offered by us are safe to use. However, we recommend users to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) while handling them. These chemicals must be stored in cool place for effective results.

  • Are cooling tower descaling chemicals offered by you safe for cooling towers?

Yes, they are safe to use. The formulants in these chemicals are compatible with materials inside the cooling towers. If you are unsure of the formulation and its impact, you can consult the cooling tower manufacturer or water treatment specialist to check their compatibility.

  • How can I determine the right cooling tower treatment chemicals for my industrial cooling towers?

You can consult with water treatment expert to find the right cooling tower treatment chemical for your needs. They will conduct system assessments and water quality analyses to help you choose the most suitable cooling tower treatment chemicals for your requirements.

  • What if I do not use the right cooling tower treatment chemicals?

If you do not use the right cooling tower treatment chemicals then it can lead to several issues, such as equipment damage due to scale deposits and corrosion, reduced heat transfer efficiency, increased electricity bills, and the growth of microbes that can pose health risks.

  • Do you provide eco-friendly cooling tower treatment chemical options?

Yes, our selection features green cooling tower treatment chemicals, which are formulated to have minimal environmental impact while still treating water in the cooling tower.