System Optimization

Our studies have found as much as 40% in potential cost savings
The objective of our System Optimization Study (“SOS”) is to reduce the amount (and cost) of chemical used in achieving the system results required for your operation. The SOS is performed following a Mechanical Audit and System Review (“MASR”) so that mechanical issues for process inefficiency can be eliminated as causes for the inefficiency.

There are many factors which impact the reactivity of chemical slurries and your operation may have it’s own unique contributors (elevation, water source, retention time, etc). We have spent years researching factors affecting lime slaking reactivity both in the field and in the lab.

We are the industry experts in lime slaking
In one customer case study we were able to identify several modifications to the customers system that showed the potential to reduce their lime consumption by up to 40%, saving the customer $350,000 annually or $1.7 million over five years. Perhaps even more impressive is that these modifications were budgeted to cost less than $40,000. With savings like this, you can’t afford to wait.

The System Optimization Study (SOS) includes the following:

  • Collection of samples at your site
  • Review of operating parameters at your site
  • Detailed test work is performed using site collected samples - your lime & your water
  • Your operating conditions are duplicated in the lab. In addition, ‘ideal’ conditions are simulated to establish the stochiametric maximum available
  • Chemical reactivity of your ‘as produced at site’ reagent is compared to a reagent produced under ideal conditions
  • Standard test methods don’t always tell the true story; we have specialized procedures designed for real operating conditions
  • Practical recommendations are made to bring the reactivity of your ‘as produced’ reagent as close to ideal as possible
  • Recommendations will be prioritized for you to ensure that the implementation of high value changes are made first

Let us help you reduce your carbon footprint
The impact of reducing your lime consumption by 5%, 10% or as much as 40% is not only a reduction in your costs, but will also reduce your carbon footprint - great news for your environmental department!

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How cold water reduces slaking efficiency.