The products are a breakthrough because LumaTreat can tag most polymers used in water treatment to prevent calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate and other deposits that, over time, produce scale deposits.
To date, the industry has widely used pyrenetetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt (PTSA) in water treatment formulations. However, PTSA is an inert fluorescent tracer that only provides an estimate of how much formulation is in the water. LumaTreat enables customers to accurately measure ‘free polymer’ in the system, reducing the amount of polymer and water usage during the treatment process. This is a sustainable solution that both minimizes polymer consumption and conserves water.
“LumaTreat polymers contain high-purity (or active level) tagged monomers that provide accurate measurement of the free polymer and the amount of stress on the water treatment system,” said John Anderson, Sales & Marketing Leader, Industrial Specialties at Nouryon. “LumaTreat optimizes polymer and water usage under everyday conditions while preventing scaling during system disruptions, such as hot spots, pH pump failure or changing water conditions,” he said.