Polymeric Based Antiscalants and Dispersants:
Across the country, the concentrations of the chemical components present in influent waters can vary a great deal. These varying parameters, along with individual industrial water systems and their usage of water, have brought forth a demand for multiple polymers that exhibit effective deposit control and dispersant properties. When formulating scale inhibitors into water treatment programs for boiler water and cooling water applications, several characteristics have to be met. To begin with, polymers for water treatment should be cost-effective and they should be compatible with other common water treatment additives. They should provide control for a wide range of foulants, be highly tolerant to stressed water conditions, and they should be stable in acidic and alkaline formulations. In addition, an effective scale inhibitor should possess the following primary functionalities under a wide range of water and system conditions: act as a threshold inhibitor for common mineral scales such as Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) and Calcium Sulfate (CaSO4), have superior properties as a crystal modifier to control deposits when the limits of threshold inhibition are exceeded, be highly effective for particulate dispersion (including difficult particulates such as iron oxides and hydroxides) and exhibit exceptional performance as a stabilizer of calcium phosphate, zinc, and iron.
Bio-Source carries a complete line of scale inhibiting & dispersing polymers utilized in formulations designed to control the deposition of organic and inorganic foulants in industrial water systems and other applications such as the oilfield and papermaking industries. The high-performance polymers that we distribute are manufactured by BWA Water Additives, Dow/Rohm & Haas, International Specialty Products (ISP), SNF, and other various manufacturers. In general, we have a full selection of homopolymers, copolymers, terpolymers, and silica polymers available to our customers with excellent pricing.
Outlined below is a list of the various polymer chemistries that we provide: