Chlorine Dioxide

Chlorine dioxide is one of the most popular products and disinfectants for cooling systems. It offers a strong level of control over the chemical balance with minimal effort on the part of the consumer.

Chlorine dioxide works well for contaminated systems. It can help control the biofilm which eliminates the growth of Legionella and other organisms. Using CIO2 is also less corrosive than traditional chlorine, which helps to keep equipment running smoothly and efficiently. It has also been used for many years in water treatment systems for the elimination of chlorophenols, oxidation of inorganic compounds, such as iron and manganese, and in the control of taste, odor and color.

Chlorine dioxide has also been proven to economically and effectively treat waters high in ammonia or organic nitrogen and in the destruction of phenol-based taste and odor causing compounds. This is because chlorine dioxide is not affected by pH, thus it is a cost effective means of water treatment when the pH is high.

If would like to discuss the benefits of chlorine dioxide further, please visit our website or call us at 800.645.1350.

The Role Of WCA In The Marketplace

Water Consultants of America prides itself on the many services it provides its patrons. These include the reporting, training and consulting related to the management of a water treatment service. Each of these business segments serves a valuable purpose in the water treatment process and are streamlined in order to operate with maximum efficiency. Below are brief explanations for each of the three main service areas:

1. Reporting
WCA offers its clients an electronic monitoring system that compiles detailed reports on every facet of the water treatment process. These reports include detailed graphs and charts that break down each step in the process in a way that is comprehensive for those receiving the reports. Regular service reports are shared online, removing excess waste of paper from the process and allowing for easy storage and management of information by both WCA and its clients.

2. Training
Customers of WCA are offered on-site training seminars and access to the company’s web based training library. These features allow customers access to additional educational resources on how to obtain the best environmental, financial and efficient results with the water treatment program. With training being a key aspect to the water treatment process, the programs offered by WCA give customers the opportunity to learn from leaders in the application and development of water treatment technology.

3. Consulting
The consulting portion of WCA offers a wide range of services for the customer. These include on-site troubleshooting and surveying, specification writing and project coordination. Additional services include water analysis, biological testing, deposit analysis, monitoring services and expert witness testimony.

Through the three main services offered by WCA to its customers, an efficient, cost effective water management system is available to the public from a well-known, reliable company with many years experience in the industry. Visit our website,, for additional information as well as contact information for WCA.

The People Of WCA

While we at the Water Consultants of America pride ourselves on the exceptional products and services we offer our customers, the key to our success is the people of WCA. It is our team of employees that binds our operation together, the glue if you will of our organization. We would not be positioned as one of the leaders in the industry without the continued work and support of our most valuable asset.

Our employees hold an average of 17 years experience in the water treatment industry, and with this experience are able to provide programs to meet customer needs as well as troubleshoot to provide innovative water treatment solutions. The majority of WCA employees have achieved Certified Water Technologist status, which reflects on both their level of experience and their years in the water treatment industry. This combined experience and certification allows for WCA to provide technologically advanced, affordable solutions to all of your treatment needs.

WCA’s core philosophy involves the utilization of a team approach whenever addressing the needs and concerns of our customers. Teams comprised of individuals with years of experience in both the water treatment industry as well as working under the WCA moniker allows for a comprehensive, personal relationship between company and client, something that would not be possible without the dedication of our many employees. Visit our website to learn more about the atmosphere of success establish by our employees at

Filtration Versus Distillation

Water often contains impurities that can make it either unpleasant or unhealthy to consume. Dissolved minerals, iron, chlorine and microbes such as bacteria and viruses are all known to be present in untreated water. While there are many ways to purify water, two of the most frequently used are the processes of filtering and distilling water. While each of these methods will take care of the job of purifying your water, there are pros and cons to both mentioned, which are discussed below:

• Filtering Water:
Filtration is the process in which impure water is forced through a filter membrane that screens out impurities. The force of the water moving through the filter at a high rate of speed allows the impurities to be caught in the filtration screen and therefore removed from the water altogether. How well filtration works depends largely on the size of the pores of the actual filter being used. While filtration is quick and relatively easy to carry out, it is not completely effective in removing all possible impurities present in the water. While it will remove small microbes, filter pores are not effective in removing viruses such as Hepatitis A. Filters with an activated carbon or resin added to the filtration process allows for the expansion of the number of chemicals that can be removed from the water.

• Distilling Water:
Distillation occurs when water is placed in a sill and heated to a boiling point, at which time water vapor that has resulted from boiling rises naturally and drifts down a specifically designed tube downwards into another container. The majority of the impurities will be left behind in the sill. The distillation results in extremely pure water. It removes even the minerals that are found in normal tap water and are safe for human consumption. Distillation is an extremely slow process and requires a significant amount of heat to begin the boiling process. A typical distillation apparatus is also often very large and not easily transported.

Contact Water Consultants of America at 800.645.1350 and speak with our representatives about which method works best for you. We can answer any questions you might have in regards to water purification and which system works best for which project.

WCAReports: Modernizing the Water Treament Industry

We live in a digitized world. Everything is online and/or in a digital format that can be accessed virtually anywhere. We here at WCA use modern technology to better manage the water treatment industry with WCAReports. This program eliminates the need for traditional pencil and paper used by most water treatment companies with a modernized, web-based reporting system.

Through this system, our employees can document service reports, compile data, and manage the customer’s controller. When a WCAemployee comes to service your water system, they record everything in our WCAReports system. This system provides full reports including the ability to create charts and graphs of the results as well as a color-coding system that better organizes the findings. The colors range from green to red, where green is within range and red is farthest out of range. Results that fall within the red range can have comments from the technicians on the necessary actions that need to be taken to fix the problem.

The WCAReports can also “communicate” with the customer’s controller. By correctly configuring your compatible controller, your system can automatically send data to WCAReports over the Internet. We can then use this data to monitor evaporation credits, inventory usage, and elution studies. This data can then be combined with the service reports to create a comprehensive profile that can be emailed directly to you.

Through this online system, we can efficiently and accurately manage your water treatment system. With the ability to access the information at any time and in any place with an Internet connection, maintaining your system has never been easier. Visit our website for more information on WCAReports and our other services.

Boiler Water Treatment

Our goal at WCA is keep your business running efficiently. We use a variety of boiler water treating compounds to keep everything working. A deposit of just a 1/16 inch can result in an efficiency loss of up to 20%, so it is important to keep up with maintenance. We help control oxygen corrosion, scale and sludge deposits, condensate corrosion, and more through a variety of boiler water treating compounds.

Oxygen corrosion can cause serious damage and lead to failure of your unit. This usually occurs when boilers are idle or shut down. This can be minimized with chemical oxygen scavengers and the use of mechanical de-aeration. Scale and sludge deposits are formed by heat being transferred in the boiler resulting in possible failure due to overheating. Calcium salts are the most common deposits formed. Proper pretreatment, using quality feed-water, and chemical compounds are the answer to scale and sludge buildup. A third issue that often comes with boilers is condensate corrosion. This usually occurs when poorly de-aerated water enters the boiler and oxygen flashes with the steam. By installing vented condensate receivers, carbon dioxide will be reduced and help to eliminate the risk of severe metal loss and damaged equipment.

Is your boiler running as efficiently as it could? We are here to fix whatever issues your boiler has in order to keep your business in top shape. Give us a call to schedule a consultation (800) 645-1350 or visit our website for more information.

Cooler Water Treatment

Water is an inexpensive and natural resource. It is readily available and can be reused. So, when it is a major aspect of running your business, whether it is an industrial plant or power plant, it is important to properly maintain the facility.

Cooling water is the term that describes the process of removing heat from a machine or system. The water keeps the mechanisms from overheating and breaking. However, the water and the tank holding the water need to be maintained.

Calcium and other minerals can build up in the system due to the high concentration of these salts coming in contact with heat and evaporation. These deposits can cause increased energy consumption, higher production costs, and localized corrosion.
The issue of corrosion is another thing that needs to be monitored with cooler water treatment systems. While there will always be some level of corrosion, the rate in which it happens and the severity can be kept to a minimum. If it is not kept under control, it can cause premature failure of equipment.

We here at Water Consultants of America offer a complete line of cooling water treatments to keep your systems running smoothly. We have a wide range of materials in our inventory including high performance threshold inhibitors, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors. We can create a custom blend to perfectly fit your system’s needs and environment.

Our WCA professionals will help keep your business running smoothly. Give us a call 800-645-1350 or email today set up an appointment. You can also visit our website for more information on our services.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis may sound like a strange experiment from a Sci-Fi movie, but it is, in fact, a popular method of water purification. In today’s ever-growing world, having clean water is becoming more and more of an environmental concern among people everywhere. Industrial plants are converting over to this process to better use and reuse their water supply and can even be used to convert salt water to fresh water.

Reverse Osmosis is the process of creating clean water by pushing contaminants through a semipermeable membrane. Through this process anything from waste to salt to chemicals can be removed from water to produce fresh, potable water. Since these systems concentrate ions and other contaminates, they can cause problems with scaling, deposits, microbial fouling, and degradation. However, with proper maintenance and updating of the components, these contaminates will not be damaging.

Water Consultants of America offers a complete line of products to help your R.O. system run smoothly and efficiently. We have a wide range of membrane performance products including scale inhibitors, dispersants, microbicides, and cleaners that will aid in better performance and help prevent the common issues that arise from using an R.O. system. WCA also offers our customers access to our technical support laboratory, which provides expertise on how to identify problems and makes the best recommendation to ensure your system is working properly.

Contact WCA to get all the right products for your Reverse Osmosis system. Feel free to call (800) 645-1350 or visit our website.

WCA Can Train Your Water Treatment Professionals

Did you know that Water Consultants of America offers professional training for those working in the water treatment world? Any water management program needs people to run it, and the more they understand every element of the program, the more effective they are at keeping it operating efficiently and effectively.

We offer two training components, and we think they work best together. These are on-site training and our online training library.

On-Site Training
Nothing beats hands-on training with Certified Water Technologists who individually have over 20 years of experience and serve as trainers for the Association of Water Technologies, which is precisely what our on-site training provides. WCA offers thorough training on all of the products and services we provide, as well as more general but highly relevant topics, such as:

  • Water chemistry for the non-chemist
  • How and why deposits form
  • The causes of corrosion and how to minimize the impact of failures
  • Problems caused by microorganisms and biofilm
  • Legionnaire’s disease and pathogen control
  • Treatment technologies for boilers and cooling systems
  • New feed and control technologies

These are just a few examples of our training classes, so be sure to contact us for more!

Online Training Library
Sometimes you need to brush up on or update your knowledge in a hurry or without the opportunity for direct training. We provide a complete library of technical reference guides, water treatment primers, best practices training materials, and more. It’s almost like having one of our Certified Water Technologists available to you 24/7!

If you’re interested in our training services, please be sure to get in touch with us today.

Welcome to the Newly-Relaunched WCA Website!

If you’re a regular visitor to the Water Consultants of America website, you may have noticed that things look a little different— and if you’re a new visitor, welcome! We have recently redesigned our website to better serve our visitors and customers.

For our new visitors, we are a leading provider of water treatment science and technology. Our products serve those who own and operate water systems of all shapes and sizes, and our customers encompass a variety of industrial and commercial businesses. In addition to providing innovative products, we also offerCWT-qualified consultants, 24-hour emergency services, online reports, equipment inspection services, and more.

On our new site, you’ll find detailed information about these offerings and more. If you look at the “Products” menu, you can learn about boiler and cooling water treatment options, reverse osmosis technology, and our complete line of water and wastewater treatment products and services.

Under “Services” you’ll find our online reporting, consulting services, and even on-site and online training seminars that show you how to understand the products and services used in your water management system.

If you’re looking to develop a whole new system, check out our “Equipment Solutions” menu. We offer custom installation of our own innovative technologies that make managing water easier and more efficient.

You’ll also find more tips and information that our experts think you’ll find useful right here on this blog, as well as a simple way to contact us. Get in touch today!