Inefficiencies and equipment failures are large and expensive problems in any industrial process, but the cause of the problem may be smaller than you think. You might have a biofilm problem. This webinar will explain what biofilms are, how they develop, and how to best monitor the activity of biofilm on wetted surfaces online and in real-time. Exploring how to avoid adding excess biocide that could otherwise significantly increase operational costs, present unnecessary environmental burdens, and result in higher corrosion rates.
Presenter: Ed Dougherty
Mr. Dougherty has over a decade of experience in the areas of nuclear water chemistry and systems support. At SI, Mr. Dougherty manages areas of water chemistry assessments, condensate polishing, ion exchange resins, and septa, service water treatment, raw water treatment, and biofilm detection. He contributes to conceptual designs for nuclear power plant system upgrades, including participation in process flowsheet development, specifications, and interfacing with vendors and fabricators. He performs evaluations of water cleanup systems that utilize filter demineralizes and deep bed demineralizers. Mr. Dougherty also manages the BIoGEORGETM Biofilm Growth Detector product line offered by SI.
Working with utility clients, he has performed chemistry and engineering assessments that have helped promote optimization of plant operating practices. He has additionally co-authored dozens of EPRI publications and research projects related to the nuclear power industry. Mr. Dougherty graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Chemical Engineering.