Do Organic Amines Have a Role in the Treatment of High-Purity Boiler Feedwater?
By James Robinson
Organic amines have been widely used to treat high-purity boiler feedwater since at least the 1940s. Although notable benefits have been derived, some consider the use of these amines to be risky. In addition, the use of organic chemicals for boiler feedwater treatment often causes steam and condensate cation conductivity levels to exceed current power industry guidelines. The benefits that can be derived and questions concerning the use of both neutralizing and filming amines are examined in this article to help plant operators assess the potential value to be gained from using these amines in their systems.
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