The Nalco Mobotec Center of Innovation for Air Protection Technologies is located in the Nalco research and development centers and include the Analytical Laboratories. We provide a unique approach to air protection that combines our core competencies in combustion, boiler systems, emissions equipment and chemistry. These advanced capabilities allow us to work individually with our clients to determine the optimum treatment program for every system.
Our Analytical Laboratories offer a full range of capabilities that provide comprehensive answers over a wide range of areas, including:
- Fuel analyses
- Liquid analyses
- Deposit analyses
- Metallurgical testing
As the demands for more stringent pollutant control expand, Nalco researchers are developing new programs for enhanced air protection. We also endeavor continuously to enable operational changes in our clients’ plants. Example project areas span NOx control, SOx reduction—including FGD systems and effluent—metals removal, CO2 capture, and fuel switching/biomass cofiring.
Additional services include testing necessary to improve furnace efficiency via fireside chemical treatment. Services comprise:
- Ash fusion characterization
- Ash analysis
- Slagging index determination
Use of these treatments helps control slag, thus keeping boiler tubes cleaner for better heat transfer (improved efficiency) and maintaining tube integrity by minimizing overheating.