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DEGACLEAN® formulations are effective against a wide range of water organisms that would be harmful to the population and the environment or cause problems in industrial processes. They are used for a wide range of water treatment applications like treatment of industrial and municipal waste water, reused water or cooling water.
Sewage is disinfected prior to discharge to remove pathogenic species. DEGACLEAN® products offer an alternative to disinfectants such as UV or hypochlorite. The investment costs for the application in comparison to UV, chlorine dioxide and ozone are low. The product is easy to use. It does not produce chlorinated compounds. The decomposition products are readily biodegradable.
Cooling with water is widely used in industry, power stations and various plants. Algae and a large number of bacteria species can grow in cooling circuits and produce slime which rapidly forms deposits and lead to clogging problems. Moreover, the slime can also activate the development of other corrosive bacteria. Furthermore, mussel larva entering cooling systems can grow up to palm size, thereby causing enormous operational problems in industrial cooling circuits. In addition to clogging the heater exchanger surfaces, sieves and screens, mussel growth diminishes the cross-section of pipes, thereby increasing the pressure and causing a loss of energy.
Evonik has developed the DEGACLEAN® process for once-through cooling water systems to reduce and destroy such harmful organisms. The advantages of the Evonik process are: