Cutting the cost of tower pack-fill

Cooling tower internal packing needs to be inspected and cleaned regularly. Traditionally, the packing has to be removed, but this is costly. Here, we discuss how Biochemica Water has developed an alternative strategy to clean packs without removing them.

Due to Health and Safety regulations, cooling tower internal packing needs to be inspected on a regular basis and, depending on the level of fouling, cleaned to prevent scale and the potential growth of legionella bacteria. Traditionally cooling tower packing has been removed to be cleaned but this process is becoming increasingly costly.

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Made in Stockton-on-Tees Feature

Made in Stockton-on-Tees Feature: Biochemica Water

Stockton-on-Tees has a long-standing tradition in manufacturing that is still very much in evidence today. Through our regular Made in Stockton-on-Tees feature we take a look at some of the Borough’s manufacturing success stories.

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Innovate Tees Valley helps company find new markets

A company which offers innovative and environmentally-friendly water treatment solutions is being helped to find new markets thanks to the support of Teesside University.

Billingham-based Biochemica Water received support from the Innovate Tees Valley programme when it wanted to update the way in which it marketed itself online and digitally.

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Sludge Removal – Prevent High Costs

Wastewater Treatment Plant

As with a lot of industries, food and beverage manufacturers consume high volumes of water in their processes. This results in high volumes of wastewater, and with that comes a number of problems and after effects.

Wastewater is exactly that, waste. That waste forms into sludge, the residual solids associated with the primary and secondary phases of the wastewater treatment process. After chemical addition to promote liquid-solid separation in the primary phase of treatment and then from biological sludge after further treatment, the residual solids become a waste sludge.

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7 Tips on Preventing the Growth of Legionella

legionella testing

Under the Health and Safety at Work Law, the duty care holder and any company or responsible person appointed to oversee any kind of monitoring work could be prosecuted if an individual contracted Legionnaires’ disease on site. Below, we have provided seven tips on preventing the growth of Legionella.

1. Appoint a dedicated hygiene manager

This doesn’t have to be a specifically-hired manager, it could be a role assigned to an in-house member of staff or it could be outsourced. However, this should be one of the first steps followed to help prevent the growth of Legionella. Monitoring all the water systems and carrying out the appropriate checks and treatments is a big task. Any missed checks or treatment could result in a Legionella outbreak.

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Biochemica Water Donates NEPIC Prize Fund to Local School

Students at Ingleby Mill Primary School have been given the opportunity to decide how their school will spend a £2000 donation received from Billingham based water and wastewater treatment specialists Biochemica Water.

John Fraser, Managing Director of the firm, was joined by NEPIC Chief Executive and former Labour MP for Hartlepool Iain Wright on a visit of the Ingleby Barwick school earlier this week. They were greeted by the excitable students with an assembly in their honour, where Iain announced the donation of £2000.

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Biochemica Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

You may have noticed this week that many businesses are celebrating their apprentices on social media. Well, there is a reason for this. Starting from 5th March 2018 and lasting all week, the UK government is promoting National Apprenticeship Week. #NAW2018 is an initiative to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy.

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Biochemica Water Shortlisted for Company of the Year Award

Billingham based water and wastewater treatment specialists Biochemica Water have been shortlisted in the Company of the Year category at the prestigious North East Business Awards Teesside Heat.

On the back of their NEPIC SME of the Year win, Biochemica Water has been shortlisted for the top award at the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards. Competing against Stokesley based food manufacturers Quorn and Hartlepool based energy experts Utility Alliance, Biochemica Water will be hoping to walk away as winners at Teesside University on the 22nd March.

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