Biofouling Control in Cooling Water

  title={Biofouling Control in Cooling Water},
  author={T. Reg. Bott},
  journal={International Journal of Chemical Engineering},
  • T. Bott
  • Published 14 June 2009
  • Engineering
  • International Journal of Chemical Engineering
An important aspect of environmental engineering is the control of greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel-fired power stations, for instance, represent a substantial contribution to this problem. Unless suitable steps are taken the accumulation of microbial deposits (biofouling) on the cooling water side of the steam condensers can reduce their efficiency and in consequence, the overall efficiency of power production, with an attendant increase in fuel consumption and hence production… 
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