Personalized water and wastewater solutions for your power challenges
That flexibility ensures you get the exact equipment and chemical solutions you need, when you need them, including raw water pretreatment, demineralization, boiler protection and condensate polishing, process optimization, cooling systems and blowdown, and effluent plant and wastewater. And with Veolia digital asset performance management, you can take more precise control of your outcomes to ensure ongoing success.
With these solutions and our deep understanding of your business and economic/environmental challenges, Veolia can:
- Guarantee continuous and sustainable production
- Optimize available resources and assets
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental risks
- Increase resource recovery and asset protection
Water Treatment for Power Generation
Power generation can require a variety of water streams for uses such as steam generation, cooling, emission control, fire protection and other general uses. This water is often treated with chemicals and equipment so the water characteristics match the expected use specifications. It is critical that proper water treatment is adhered to in order to provide equipment protection, regulatory compliance, safe operation, reduced maintenance and efficient energy conversion and power generation. Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (Veolia) can help power producers accomplish these goals with our fully integrated product line that spans chemical treatment and equipment solutions, along with Operating & Maintenance (O&M) services and mobile water purification equipment.
Uses of Water Treatment for Power Plants
Ultra-pure water is critical for steam generation in a power plant. Veolia has equipment and chemical solutions to ensure your influent water is treated to proper specifications for your steam generation equipment. Impurities in the water can lead to scale and/or corrosion issues within the boiler tubes. This can lead to unexpected downtime, unnecessary maintenance or even safety issues from tube failures. Impurities in the water can also impact steam quality which can create issues for the turbine and other downstream equipment.
Veolia solution highlights include influent clarifiers, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and EDI equipment and corresponding chemical treatments and replacement membranes. Our boiler product line can accommodate standards associated with your boiler equipment, operating pressures and turbine manufacturer. Additionally, Veolia can deploy mobile assets including demineralization units to assist with emergencies or bridge needs.
Water is often used as a heat transfer media throughout many parts of a power plant. Proper cooling water treatment can have an impact on condenser performance and fuel conversion efficiency. Improperly managed cooling water can lead to scale, corrosion or biofouling of critical heat transfer surfaces. This can damage heat exchangers and lead to unexpected outages and an increased maintenance burden. Fouling of a water-cooled surface condenser can lead to increased fuel needs and reduced availability associated with unexpected maintenance or cleaning.
Veolia has industry leading cooling chemistries to provide unmatched performance of power plant cooling systems. And our digital offerings provide industry leading chemical feed, monitoring and control capabilities along with remote communications and inventory management.
Emission Control and Wastewater:
Fossil power plants have many regulatory requirements associated with air emissions and effluent water discharge. Water is often used in scrubbing systems to remove contaminants from flue gases. This water is then processed downstream to ensure compliance with discharge requirements which can often require chemical treatments to remove contaminants such as metals.
Veolia has chemistry solutions to support proper removal of mercury and Sulfur Oxide (SOx) in the flue gas. We also offer a full range of wastewater treatment solutions for metals removals and a very robust line of coagulants and flocculants.
Water Treatment Solutions for Power Generation Industry
Whether you are looking for water treatment solutions for steam generation, cooling water, or emissions control and associated wastewater, Veolia has the broadest and most advanced portfolio of equipment, chemical, monitoring and control solutions to ensure your operations are safe, compliant and cost effective while maximizing reliability and sustainability.