Water treatment needs at a power generation facility include the production of demineralized water for cycle makeup, treatment of cooling waters, polishing of return condensate from the power cycle and export steam, chemical treatment of condensate, feedwater, and boiler water, the monitoring of critical water quality parameters, and the treatment of the various facility wastewaters.


New power facilities being developed no longer have the luxury of a plentiful, clean supply of makeup water. Many facilities are being designed to use alternative makeup water supplies such as treated municipal wastewater (reclaim water) and industrial wastewaters. Facilities being located in increasingly water-short areas require innovative water treatment and management schemes. (return)