Cortec® presents sound and environmentally-friendly water treatment alternatives

Cortec’s new brochure on “VpCI® Building Blocks and Additives for Water Treatment Formulations” focuses on the prevention of both corrosion and scale buildup in process water. Additives for boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, and condensate lines can be instrumental in lengthening the life of a system and reducing maintenance. Additionally, Cortec’s corrosion inhibitor additives make great building blocks for full water treatment formulations.

When multi-phase protection is necessary, Cortec® offers VpCI® Technology options that protect in the vapor phase, contact phase, and at the air-water interface. These VpCI® molecules diffuse throughout the enclosed space and adsorb on metal surfaces below and above the surface of the water, forming a thin molecular corrosion inhibiting layer that protects against oxygen, chlorides, and other corrosive elements.

Cortec® offers many sound environmentally friendly additives that can replace nitrites, molybdates, phosphonates, morpholine, hydrazine, and amines. One example from Cortec’s vast portfolio is a novel, environmentally friendly, corrosion-inhibiting coating for hydrostatic testing that can be applied to large tanks simply by raising and lowering the water level. The additive is nitrite- and amine-free, and water treated with the recommended additive concentration is generally safe for discharge into seawater.