With decreasing water supplies in most industrialized areas of the United States, cooling water discharges are being studied for potential reuse applications. Serious concerns exist among potential reuse water recipients due to the perceived content of this water. Health concerns and aesthetic concerns impact any reuse decision. One key way of alleviating these concerns and making quick decisions concerning the quality of the water is using real time analytical instrumentation. Advances in online testing and online instrumentation allowing quick decisions about the quality of these waters. This paper will discuss the analysis of these waters and instrumentation that allows careful monitoring to be achieved.

05-17: Monitoring Cooling Water for Potential Reuse

  • Phil Kiser, Hach Company