It was a milestone year for the International Water Conference. The 75th Anniversary IWC was held November 16-19, and Chemtrac was in San Antonio to take part.

The IWC is certainly one of the world’s leading conferences for those dealing with different aspects of industrial water treatment.  There were 110 exhibiting companies and over 1000 attendees from more than 20 countries. Presentation topics included:

  • Cooling Water Treatment
  • Steam Cycle Chemistry
  • Preventing Corrosion in Steam Generators
  • Produced Water
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Advances in Frac Water Treatment
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) Pretreatment
  • Designing Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Systems

Of particular interest to the Chemtrac booth visitors was the PC4400 Particle Counter with the ppb volumetric concentration readout. This is particularly useful in monitoring corrosion product transport in the power industry. The PC4400 is also quite popular for optimizing filtration in RO pretreatment applications, and correlating to (and monitoring) Silt Density Index (SDI) trends.

The CCA3100 Coagulant Charge Analyzer was also a big hit as water treatment operators and engineers appreciate this laboratory analyzer for determining optimum coagulant doses without having to resort to cumbersome jar testing.