Continuous optimization of a chemical treatment program can extend the life of the treatment system and process equipment, reduce chemical use, minimize hazardous waste disposal, and more. ProChem offers customized treatment programs for any industrial water challenge and provides ongoing support for optimization.
Our Chemical Engineers, System Design Engineers, and Technical Services staff work with our customers through every step of the development process.
Step 1: Identification
ProChem works closely with customers to assist in identifying the source of the problem. Representative water samples and any available data are submitted for a thorough analysis by our team of chemists and chemical engineers.
Step 2: Development
ProChem develops a treatment program based on our treatability studies. These programs are designed to resolve the customer’s issues and to meet their unique objectives, such as reducing sludge generation, eliminating solids, improving water clarity, and removing contaminants. Chemical treatment programs are developed using either in-house bench-scale pilot testing systems or onsite mobile pilot testing systems.
Our mobile pilot testing systems can be installed onsite, where we can demonstrate the treatment program at work on the customer’s live waste stream.
Step 3: Implementation
Upon completion of a treatability study, ProChem provides a report detailing recommendations for systems and chemical programs, project scope, and a detailed proposal. If additional treatment protocols are necessary, such as membrane filtration, they are included in the proposal.
Step 4: Optimization
ProChem's solutions are designed to meet dynamic process quality demands, protect equipment, and achieve compliant discharge with minimal waste generation. Our staff focuses continually on identifying opportunities for improvement and cost savings.
Each industrial water application has unique properties, which can cause generic treatment programs to be inefficient and lead to discharge permit violations. With our comprehensive array of specialty and commodity chemical products, we can recommend the right chemical program for any industrial water challenge.
ProChem offers a complete line of foam control products designed for rapid defoaming as well as foam prevention. Our foam control products include:
ProChem offers a variety of coagulants for use in water and wastewater treatment systems, specially formulated for individual applications and industries. We can conduct an analysis of the wastewater streams to determine the most effective treatment process for an individual facility. Some of our products include:
Depending upon the solubility of the metal involved, the pH of the wastewater, and the concentration of the metals, metal removal agents may be necessary to complete the chemical precipitation process. ProChem can design a chemical precipitation program to meet each specific need. Specially formulated metal removal agents can be used as chelate breakers and metals encapsulators, or for general metals reduction in various wastewater streams. A custom chemical blend can be formulated to address the most stringent discharge permit limits. Some of our products include:
ProChem offers a full range of granular, powder, emulsion, and 100% active polymers for treatment of wastewaters generated from the food and beverage industries, mining, municipalities, and general industry.
These products are specifically designed to eliminate H2S odor and problems that can occur with specific wastewaters.
When a membrane becomes fouled, the associated unit will exhibit higher than normal pressure rates and lower than normal permeate flow rates. The unit might also produce lower water quality. ProChem offers membrane cleaning chemicals to remove both biological and mineral contaminants from membranes.