Water treatment in power plants

Diversity of power plants on the engineering level, as well as particularities in their design and choice of materials, make them different from each other. Therefore, they require a thorough study.

Adiquímica has developed a business line in its own right for the proper functioning of cooling and steam generation facilities in power plants. The technical-commercial department works closely with R+D+i department to develop, define, formulate and implement the optimal water treatment in each circuit.

Our goal is to ensure the absence of metallic oxidation phenomena in water circulation lines, avoid scaling salts and metal oxides deposition on heat transfer surfaces and maintain the recommended values for each critical parameter in every point of the circuit.

Tratamiento del agua en plantas y centrales eléctricas

Specific products for power plants

Due to high water flows that intervene in cooling and steam generation facilities in power plants, as well as to the limitation in the use of certain active ingredients, we have developed a specific products range for these facilities.

Our products include alkalizing active ingredients and oxygen reducers for water-steam cycles and antiscaling, anticorrosive and biocide agents for cooling circuits.

Equipments and software for a thorough control of water treatments in power plants

Necessities on the security and control level when implementing a chemical treatment in a power plant require software design and installation and specific equipments fully customizable.

Thanks to our wide knowledge and experience, we have designed equipments and software which adapt to the specific needs of each plant. They are based on our own technology and allow controlling and monitoring (remote) the treatment for a greater response capacity in case of deviation from the recommended operation values.

Tratamiento del agua en plantas y centrales eléctricas

Available software


Adic is an application designed to facilitate the implementation of monitoring and control main operating parameters. It has a database where all analyzes are stored and provides graphical tools which allow analyse themeasured parameter evolution and predict trends.

It also includes a powerfuk knowledge base – generated Adiquimica accumulated experience in water treatment sector- that, depending on the results of analysis performed, automatically suggests corrective actions when it is required.

Optionally, it is distributed with:

  • Adicheck: Application for managing revisions at facility elements(equipments, pumps, filters…) which can generate and maintain a informatic record of their functioning.
  • Adicontrol: Application for monitoring and remote control of equipment installed.


Adic-ionic is a powerful software tool that combines a resolution algorithm of a several equations system describing chemical and ionic balances in a certain type of water and an expert system, where Adiquimica experience is collected in water treatment sector. This application aims to recommend, in industrial cooling circuits, product(s) and most appropriate dose for inhibiting scale formation of sparingly soluble salts into the system, control corrosion phenomena in recirculating water streams and prevent microbiological development in areas at risk.

Adic-ionic simulates water behavior in an evaporative cooling circuit, and predicts scaling risk into the system. Thereby, from a iterative calculation, Adi-ionic allows determine the optimal operating concentration factor to minimize feed water consumption maintaining supersaturation indexes below the maximum allowable limits. Similarly, and depending on the more restrictive metal presence in the circuit, Adic-Ionic also includes the presence of species with corrosive effect on calculation of optimal operating concentration factor.

Available equipments

Adiconline FQ

Complete solution for the measurement, control and record of the main operational parameters in industrial cooling circuits. The equipment is customizable according to the needs and characteristics of each concrete case and, optionally, it can integrate a data acquisition module (Adicontrol Web) for remote inquiry of the installation state via internet in real time.

Adiconline 1352M

Equipment for the measurement and control of the non-oxidant biocide Adiclene 1352M concentration in cooling circuits. The equipment, based on our own technology, is customizable and adapts to the needs and characteristics of the concrete circuit(s). Adiconline 1352M incorporates a Data-logger module that allows daily records of biocide in the installation according to the 865/2003 Royal Decree.


Control, management and expert supervision equipment of chemical treatment implementation in a concrete installation. Adicontrol allows connection with local controllers of the main operational parameters in a cooling or steam generation circuit (pH, conductivity, free chlorine, redox potential and level of antiscalant active principle) and its integration in a management module governed by ADIC applicative. This applicative acts as the treatment’s supervision system as it generates tend graphs and calculates variances and key process indicators (KPI) in order to perform the appropriate corrective actions to redirect the treatment if needed.

Dosing pumps

Essential elements to implement any chemical treatment. Their structure depends on the type of fluid to treat and the operational parameters (flow and backpressure). Dosing pumps can be governed by Adiconline and Adicontrol range equipments for integration in control laws defined to implement treatments.

Quality guarantee

Bureau Veritas ISO 9001, 14001, 45001

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