Industrial Water Analysis Program: A Critical Study.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Water samples taken from a high-pressure, high-horsepower steam boiler system were used to investigate the need and feasibility of incorporating current preservationstabilization techniques into the Air Force industrial water analysis program and to study the effect that a time delay between sample collection and analysis of the sample by an independent lab has on the analysis results. The boiler water constituents studied were phosphate, sulfite, and causticity in the daily samples taken from the on-line boiler system. Samples were placed into either a control group, a preservedstabilized group, or an unpreserved group depending upon the treatments the samples received. The analysis of the constituents were conducted in accordance with the procedures prescribed in AFM 85-12, Volume 1. Results indicate that the current preservationstabilization techniques were not effective in preventing changes in the concentrations of the constituents studied. The effect that time has on the boiler water constituents is an important aspect which must be considered when reviewing the results of the independent analysis with respect to the recommendations outlined in AFM 85-12, Volume 1. Author
- Civil Engineering