This paper will show the benefits of cooperation between design and consulting engineers, customers, and water treatment suppliers at early stages of planning for plant water supply (or for changing water supply and systems in existing plants). Case history examples from actual projects will be included. Practical approaches such as conducting water audits, determining quality of water required for various uses; reviewing areas of supply such as composition of the proposed water source, how it could affect plant equipment or plant processes will be included. Also covered will be how to develop cooling water treatment programs based on the plant's long-term business and environmental goals-how options can be selected, how to make reuse or water discharge decisions.

84-02: The Importance of Water Management in Plant Design

  • Bruce M. Webber & Albert D. Owens, Calgon Corporation