Industrial Chemical Management (PTY) LTD is a privately owned company, which specialises in the fields of water treatment, speciality chemicals, commodity chemicals and chemical related equipment.

ICM - competitive edge is its technical capability based on the high level of academic and practical experience of a core group of Scientists and Engineers - combined with a commitment to achieve total customer satisfaction through service and quality excellence.
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With the current situation of the water and water quality supply along with government legislation concerning the utilization of water it has become increasingly important for business and industry to utilize water correctly and more efficiently.

More and more emphasis is being put on the way water is being utilized and the impact this utilization is having on both the environment and industry.

By fully understanding the impact water has on our lives, business and the environment we are able to evaluate and see if there are ways and means of improving the way we utilize this scares resource.

How is this done?

Step 1.

A water balance of the plant is drawn up as to establish the following:

• What raw water sources are available?
• What is the quality of the water source and what are the various process requirements.
• Evaluation of effluent and effluent treatment processes.

Water balance

Step 2.

Evaluation of each section as to the quality requirements compared to available water sources.

• Comparing available water quality as to process requirements.
• Evaluation of the water utilization processes.
• Finding of ways and means for improvement.

A simple example of this is at the inlet of an air-conditioning unit.

The sun heats up the air temperature that is taken into the air conditioner unit and this increases the working rate required by the unit and thus increases on the energy requirements, repairs and maintenance of the unit.

Step 3.

Evaluation and seeking of ways and means to reduce the water and energy intake of the various processes.

• Implementation of trial conditions.
• On-site monitoring and modifications.
• Analysis and evaluation of implemented changes.

By improving on the efficiency of the air-conditioning we then have the following benefits.

• Reduced energy requirements.
• Reduced water evaporation.
• Decreased maintenance costs.
• Improved environmental conditions.
• Improved working conditions.
• Increased production unit availability.
• Increased plant production capabilities.
• Increased profit generating possibilities.

Step 4.

The final step will be an evaluation and comparison of the conditions before and after the implementation of any changes.

• Permanent installation.
• Training and after sales service.
• Monitoring and control.