Characterization of Boiler Water from Various Industries

Faiza Hassan*, Tayyaba Aftab†, Tahira Shafique† and Abida Mubasshir

Department of Chemistry, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan E-mail: favorate_fz83@yahoo.com

Abstract

A characterization study has been conducted for the boiler water of different industries that includes rubber, paper, textile, maize products and plastic industries. The water samples were collected individually from the industries and characterized by colour, turbidity, conductivity, TDS, SS alkalinity and hardness. It is a comparative study carried out to investigate the quality of boiler feed water and the outlet water of the industries. The quality of feed water if poor it would effect different parts of the boiler by producing contamination like corrosion, scale and foaming which would in turn effect the quality of the chemical process taking place inside the boiler and results in great loss to the expenditure and the economy of the industry. The poor quality of outlet water depends upon the feed water used and also the type of boiler along with the chemical process taking place inside the boiler. This water if contaminated enters the streams, rivers or crops and cause water pollution.

Keywords

Boiler, Pollution, Water.

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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2010 /
  •  22(8) /
  •  pp 5913-5918