Title: Field Testing for Chlorine Compounds - A Simple and Effective Alternative for Field People and Customers Alike
Frequent testing for oxidizing biocides in water is more important than ever in the times of Legionella and diseases like COVID.
- Waters containing proper amounts of oxidizing biocides, like chlorine, bromine, and chlorine dioxide, protect againts disease.
- Water treaters have the tools to test for these sanitizers, but do your customers at their facilities?
- Are the tests the customers do for sanitizers too complicated or expensive while also providing enough precision to prove protection while also proecting against overfeed of chemical?
- A simple and inexpesive test will be discussed for free and total chlorine.
Chris Golden, CWT, degreed Chem E, water treater from 1989 to 2007, test kit supplier from 2007 to present. 2013 AWT Supplier of the Year, 2018 Ray Baum Award winner. Author of articles for AWT's The Analyst. Presenter for AWT's Service Technician regional training from 2009 to 2015 and several AWT webinars.
We live in a world of heightened sensitivity to contracting disease. Chlorine compounds are effective against disease, but they must be present at minimal levels in waters if they are to be effective. How can we provide a tool to facility owners to assure their systems are protected on a regular basis? The FAS DPD test provides an effective method to test free and total chlorine, without an electronic device and without the need for the user to recognize any shades of a color. It is fast, inexpensive, reliable, and virtually free of interferences. Every water treater should know of this method and how it could help them meet challenges of chlorine testing in the field.
Chris Golden was a field water treater from 1989 to 2007. He treated a wide range of facilities with varying objectives - from waste water treatment plants, steel and paper mills, data centers, manufacturing facilities, and food plants. His last 4 years of water treatment focused on electric power plants. Control of chlorine, and other sanitizers, was critical in all of these facilities. In 2007 he joined the team of one of his suppliers, Taylor Technologies, a test kit manufacturer recognized for their expertise in chlorine testing. Since joining this supplier, he enjoys contributing to the industry as a whole; publishing articles in The Analyst, teaching service technician training classes, and hosting technical webinars. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and received both the AWT Supplier of the Year Award (2013) and Ray Baum Award (2018).