• A. A. Dolinsky Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • O. M. Obodovych Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • V.V. Sydorenko Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • A.Y. Lymar Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: boilers, water treatment, iron removal, softening, degassing, equipment


Thousands of medium and low steam boilers and hot water boilers operate in the country's industry, municipal energy and agriculture. Their reliable operation is largely determined by the maintenance of a rational water-chemical regime. The main problems of source water are the presence of dissolved oxygen, iron ions, salts of calcium, and magnesium.

The aim of the work is to analyze the existing technologies and equipment for water treatment for different types of boilers. Determination of physicochemical parameters and requirements for source and prepared water. Presentation of new multi-purpose energy-efficient and resource-saving water treatment equipment.

The article considers the negative impact of dissolved iron, hardness salts, dissolved gases present in the feed water on the operation of boiler equipment.

The main requirements for feed water in terms of hardness, the content of dissolved oxygen, and oils for steam and hot water boilers are given. The mechanism of scale formation is given. The main existing methods of feed water treatment are considered, namely softening on Na-cation exchange resin, liming, softening, and reduction of total salt content on reverse osmosis units, softening, and reduction of total salt content by the sequential passage of water through H, OH-ion exchange filters. A multi-purpose aeration-oxidation setup of rotor type (AORT) is presented, which implements the method of discrete-pulse energy input, on which it is possible to carry out operations to remove iron, manganese, hardness salts, increase pH and degassing from water.


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Dolinsky, A. A., Obodovych, O. M., Sydorenko, V., & Lymar, A. (2021). FEATURES OF WATER TREATMENT FOR BOILER ROOMS. Thermophysics and Thermal Power Engineering, 43(4), 17-24. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31472/ttpe.4.2021.2
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