The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) is the international water treatment association representing over 500 companies that specialize in applying water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems. We work daily to support our members and provide them with the tools they need to succeed and grow — training, certification, networking, and regulatory and public awareness programs.
The function of industrial and commercial nonpotable water systems is to add heat to, or remove heat from, industrial processes and commercial data centers, to generate electric power, and to condition the air in commercial buildings, hospitals, etc. The objectives are to transfer heat from one place to another, using water as the transfer medium, to conserve heat energy, and to discharge waste heat and water to the environment in an acceptable way, while controlling scale, corrosion and microbiological fouling in systems. Each facility has specific needs, all of which must be balanced by the water technology provider. Successful water treatment programs help extend equipment life, maximize energy efficiency and reduce downtime.