Title: Novel Bare Amperometric Sensors to Provide Accurate Stabilized Bromine Dosing in Cooling Towers
A better alternative for monitoring and controling stablized bromine dosing in cooling towers is the use of bare amperometric sensor techonology
1) What is bare amperometric sensor techonolgy and how is it different from other bromine sensing technologies.
2) Demonstration, using real world data, that bare amperometric sensor technology gives a more robust signal than ORP when slug feeding stablized bromine.
3) Demonstration, using real world data, that bare amperometric sensor technology provides accurate process control when dosing to stabalized bromine to maintain a specific residual.
Lacey Beck, Kuntze Instruments
Stablized bromine, because of handling, safety and efficacy advantages, has become the go to oxidant for many cooling tower biocide applications. However, stablized bromine is more difficult to monitor and control to a precise set-point than bleach, activated bromine or BCDMH. A case study conducted at an industrial cooling tower demonstrates that a novel sensing technology known as "bare amperometric sensor technology" can be shown give a strong signal when stablized bromine is slug fed and precise control when aiming for certain continuous residual. This sensing technology empowers water treaters to monitor stalized bromine dosges precisely online, improving system conformance to WMP plan objectives. Also, this technology allows operators to maintain precise residuals of stablized bromine in cooling water, controlling costs and enhancing water treatment outcomes.
Lacey Beck graduated from Kansas State University in 2017 with a BS in chemistry. Shortly after, she began graduate school in the chemistry department at Colorado State University. While at CSU, she researched the role of structural defects in semiconductor nanoparticles for renewable and sustainable energy applications. Lacey finished her MSc in June 2019, and later joined the Advanced Technology Group at Hach Company. Her work at Hach focused on bare amperometric sensor technology for biocide measurements made by Kuntze Instruments. Lacey joined Kuntze Instruments as the Customer Success Manager in July 2020. As part of the Kuntze USA team she helps solve complex water treatment problems using a data-driven approach informed by her chemistry background.