Independant services for improving chlorine performace used as water bio control program in industrial operations (cooling, process, food&beverage,...).
IMCHLO combines 35 years of practical industrial water treatment experience with in depth knowledge of chlorine/halogen chemistry and how to unleach the "power of chlorine" to its full potential with a maximum respect for the environment .
We help you quantify the cost of improper biocontrol, such as energy in-efficiency and health risk due to biofilm, and make the most suited choise amongst available chlorine technologies for your operation. Our expertise comprises knowledge of the various chlorine biocidal approaches such as: chlorine-dioxide, monochloramine, electro-chlorination, solid Cal-hypo and stabelised bleach....
By analyzing and understanding your specifc situation, needs and requirements and combining this wth our independant industrial water/chlorine expertise you can make the best business decision, taking all aspects in consideration.
IMCHLO's mission is to IMprove CHLOrine performance in all aspects of its use as disinfection program in industrial applications and help the users to become more sustainable .
This according to the definition of sustainable chemistry of OECD :
"Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes."
Chlorine has been used for more than 100 years as industrial bio control agent and is probably the best known biocide with most (technical, environmental, toxicological,...)data available.
In this life span it has contributed significantly to human health improvement and industrial development.
Today it still is the single most important element contributing in maintaining general human health and securing sustainable, safe and economic operation of industrial water systems.
As most chemistries it has its challenges and points to consider. Despite these it still is in many cases the best alternative on hand for bio-control in industrial systems and will probabely continue to be so for the next decade(s).
IMCHLO evaluates all the aspects of chlorine use for your specific situation and helps your operations to become more sustainable in a tangible way. Aspects considered include:
understanding the complete picture of your cooling system,situation and needs is essential for optimum performance and use the power of chlorine to its maximum.
minimize formation of Disinfection By Products(DBP) such as AOX by using chlorine application
knowledge build over many years of practical expertise.
improve active chlorine life time, assure distribution in complex systems, minimize losses (eg over cooling towers), focus on sessile control (bio-film) resulting in improve heat transfer, reduce energy consumption, and minimized CO2 emission.
minimize use of chlorine while keeping bio control performance at its maximum and minimizing health risks, at a minimum Total Cost of Operation (asset protection, chemistry cost, energy efficiency,..).
When chlorine was first synthetized and isolated, in 1774 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, a yellowish pale green heavy gas was observed.
It was named "Chlorine" after the Greek word for "pale green" KLOROS.
The pale green colour in the logo refers to this name giving.
At the same time it symbolises the abundant opportunities to make the use of chlorine chemistry in industrial applications significantly green(er)when doing the right things.
The picture in the logo is an artistic impression of chlorine molecules (Cl2 ) which consist of two chlorine atoms.
Meet the artits Russell Kightley
The chlorine molecules splashing in the water symbolises the historical importance of chlorine as sanitising aid for human and industrial water use.
At the same time the water circle makes a bridge to the future as chlorine will continue to be an important element in making water fit for circular use and sustainable industrial development.
IMCHLO is the acronym for IMproving CHLOrine referring to the expertise that is offered. This expertise helps to asure that chlore is used under the most optimum circumstances.
The result is a sustaiable, secure application of chlorine assuring a controlled, safe, environmentally optimised/accetable use of the element in the future decades.
We help you select the best bio-control approach for your open recirculating cooling system and specific operation/sitution considereing a 360° approach.
independant and thourough evaluation of:
* Stabelized bleach
* none chemical approaches
We consider the best (chlorine based) bio approach for your system and sitution.
Independant and thourough evaluation of bio control best practices for:
*Pulp and Paper production
* vegetables cleaning&processing
* pasteurizer operations
*Bottle washing operations
Taking into account the chlorate minimization needs.
IMCLO has a unique approach to determine and document site specific cost of bio-film. Through a combination of an in -deth system audit,on-site measuring campaign and a customized exchanger pinch calculation, the extra energy cost can be calculated as exact as possible.
This data will help you to evaluate improvement options and the gains expected. Based on this well funded business decions can be taken.
Proud Father of two daughters, grandfather of three grand-doughters.
Seasoned and experienced Industrial water professional.
35 years of practical industrial water experience in all industries (paper, petro-chemical, chemical, manufacturing, food&beverage,...).
Passionate about water use in industrial environments and contribute to help solve the water challenges we face.
What drives me is putting my experience to work for industrial water users and help solve water stress due to climate change and growing population. Contributing to making industrial water use circular, safer and more sustainable thus help assuring a prosperous future for next generations.