Power Industry Water Treatment

Power producers face stringent regulations on water and solid waste discharge, CO2 emissions, selenium/mercury removal, and air quality. GE can help you meet those regulations while reducing costs and producing more power to the grid.

Outsourced, emergency, and on-going water solutions to help decrease overhead and produce more power

The global demand for power continues to accelerate, especially in fast-growing regions like China, India, and the Middle East. To save money while meeting emissions regulations, existing fuel resources must be maximized while alternative solutions are fully explored. GE helps boost your power generation by using cost-efficient and regulation-compliant water treatment technologies.

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What this means for you:

GE’s broad solutions portfolio offers:

  • Fuels and combustion solutions
  • Cooling system treatment
  • Treatment of cooling tower blowdown
  • Condensate and service water treatment
  • Boiler feed treatment and makeup water
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water recycle and reuse
  • Zero liquid discharge
  • Water quality measurement
  • System upgrades and retrofits
  • Mobile/emergency water treatment
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*A trademark of the General Electric Company. May be registered in one or more countries.

Effluent Limitation Guidelines

With new effluent discharge regulations forcing coal-fired power plants to re-think the way they manage wastewater, see how GE is helping them find holistic cost-effective solutions to compliance.

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Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Power Industry Applications

Flexible treatment programs to drive efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system

GE Boiler Services provides a plethora of customizable boiler water treatment solutions to address common boiler problems such as corrosion, deposition, and scaling. Holistic programs are available that combine chemistry, equipment, data analytics, and field services to address these and other problems and thereby drive enhanced operational efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system.

Learn more about Boiler Water Treatment Products


Boiler Corrosion Webinar

Check out our webinar “An Integrated Approach to Corrosion Control for Refinery Process and Boiler Systems”

What this means for you:

  • Maximum process productivity
  • Lower cost of operation
  • Long service life for your critical assets
  • Safe and environmentally sound operation
  • Ability to focus on your core business

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Extend the life of your assets and improve the heat transfer efficiency of your cooling water system

Whether for open-recirculating (in cooling towers), closed-loop, or once-thru systems, GE maximizes heat transfer efficiency and protects your equipment.

GE’s approach to cooling water treatment is a combination of patented chemistry, decades of expertise, and GE’s innovative TrueSense* for cooling remote monitoring and diagnostics platform.

Learn more about Cooling Water Treatment Products


What this means for you:

  • System efficiency
    • Improved heat transfer efficiency in critical operating equipment
  • Environmental profile
    • Optimized/reduced water usage
    • Reduced treatment costs and blowdown/discharge volume
  • Operating costs
    • Reduced power consumption, maintenance requirements and outages/turnarounds
    • Extended run-lengths

*A trademark of the General Electric Company. May be registered in one or more countries.

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Remove impurities, protect valuable membranes, and maintain your desalination plant with Procera

Tackling seawater desalination requires careful testing and design early in the project lifecycle. GE’s Procera solution starts with pretreatment components that protect membrane desalination systems by removing suspended solids and impurities. After careful analysis of your source water and conservation needs, modular desal systems are then fitted to your application.

Learn more about Desalination products


To support the lifecycle of the water desalination plant, a complete line of products and services are available to help you stay current, connected, in production and on budget.

What this means for you:

  • GE designs and manufactures complete desalination solutions – customers receive integrated, high quality and consistent systems
  • 50+ years of experience and 250+ SWRO installations provide confidence in GE
  • Modular designs adapt to site and project specifications for a unique solution
  • Engineering and field services are available to design, commission, or start up systems

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Flexible mobile water offerings let you focus on your business while GE takes care of the water

With just a call, GE provides water when and where you need it. GE’s on-demand mobile water treatment solutions include reverse osmosis, filtration, demineralization, softening, and deoxygenation treatment.

Deployable within three hours, GE’s trucks can help with steam blows, plant start-ups/shutdowns, replacement of conventional resin-based systems, and much more.

Learn more about mobile water products


What this means for you:

Our 24x7 service centers offer:

  • Rapid deployment of mobile assets
  • Production continuity, productivity gains
  • No capital investment to meet seasonal demands
  • Reduced time and costs for repairs and new plant or process startups
  • Guaranteed water quality and quantity
  • Extended asset life with high-quality water treatment
  • Safe operation and regulatory compliance

Explore this application

Real-time monitoring and domain expertise to maximize asset performance, reliability and business productivity

Protecting your production assets is imperative to your business operations. The most basic need is to measure key parameters and ensure the reliable delivery of chemistry to your assets.

The next step is to go beyond monitoring and use software analytics to optimize your performance and costs. GE’s sophisticated automation, control, and monitoring software can help your team increase performance while keeping operations sage.

Learn more about monitoring and analytics products


What this means for you:

  • Remote monitoring, alarm management, and diagnostics to compliment your local GE experts
  • Real-time testing that frees up your personnel to be more productive in other areas
  • Efficient management of water use and consumption
  • Consistent application of the right amount of chemicals
  • Smart alarming on events and trends before they threaten production or assets

Explore this application

Meet regulations by safely recovering wastewater for reuse or discharge

Safeguarding natural resources (like rivers, lakes, and more) is an important part of wastewater treatment solutions. As your business partner, GE helps customers by providing waterwaste systems to meet ever increasing environmental, regulatory, and financial pressures.

Learn more about wastewater treatment products


What this means for you:

  • Leverage a complete set of solutions (chemical, equipment, and services) from one provider
  • Contribute to a sustainable water supply that reduces discharge by increasing reuse opportunities
  • Reduce energy consumption and footprint with innovative membrane solutions
  • Treat and clean severely impaired water
  • Improves uptime while reducing maintenance time and costs

Explore this application

Manage regulatory pressures and meet water reuse goals with an effective ZLD wastewater treatment plan

GE offers complete thermal and non-thermal ZLD solutions to manage tough-to-treat wastewaters. GE’s proprietary evaporators, brine concentrators, and crystallizers can help recover more than 95% of your plant’s wastewater while reducing the remaining brine as a product or solid.

Learn more about Zero Liquid Discharge products


What this means for you:

Zero liquid discharge technologies help plants meet discharge and water reuse requirements, enabling your business to:

  • Meet stringent cooling tower blowdown and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) discharge regulations
  • Treat and recover valuable products from waste streams
  • Better manage produced water

Explore this application

  • Boiler Water Treatment Chemicals & Services

    Flexible treatment programs to drive efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system

    GE Boiler Services provides a plethora of customizable boiler water treatment solutions to address common boiler problems such as corrosion, deposition, and scaling. Holistic programs are available that combine chemistry, equipment, data analytics, and field services to address these and other problems and thereby drive enhanced operational efficiency, safety, and reliability in your steam-generating system.

    Learn more about Boiler Water Treatment Products


    Boiler Corrosion Webinar

    Check out our webinar “An Integrated Approach to Corrosion Control for Refinery Process and Boiler Systems”

    What this means for you:

    • Maximum process productivity
    • Lower cost of operation
    • Long service life for your critical assets
    • Safe and environmentally sound operation
    • Ability to focus on your core business

    Explore this application

  • Cooling Tower Water Treatment

    Extend the life of your assets and improve the heat transfer efficiency of your cooling water system

    Whether for open-recirculating (in cooling towers), closed-loop, or once-thru systems, GE maximizes heat transfer efficiency and protects your equipment.

    GE’s approach to cooling water treatment is a combination of patented chemistry, decades of expertise, and GE’s innovative TrueSense* for cooling remote monitoring and diagnostics platform.

    Learn more about Cooling Water Treatment Products


    What this means for you:

    • System efficiency
      • Improved heat transfer efficiency in critical operating equipment
    • Environmental profile
      • Optimized/reduced water usage
      • Reduced treatment costs and blowdown/discharge volume
    • Operating costs
      • Reduced power consumption, maintenance requirements and outages/turnarounds
      • Extended run-lengths

    *A trademark of the General Electric Company. May be registered in one or more countries.

    Explore this application

  • Industrial Desalination Technology

    Remove impurities, protect valuable membranes, and maintain your desalination plant with Procera

    Tackling seawater desalination requires careful testing and design early in the project lifecycle. GE’s Procera solution starts with pretreatment components that protect membrane desalination systems by removing suspended solids and impurities. After careful analysis of your source water and conservation needs, modular desal systems are then fitted to your application.

    Learn more about Desalination products


    To support the lifecycle of the water desalination plant, a complete line of products and services are available to help you stay current, connected, in production and on budget.

    What this means for you:

    • GE designs and manufactures complete desalination solutions – customers receive integrated, high quality and consistent systems
    • 50+ years of experience and 250+ SWRO installations provide confidence in GE
    • Modular designs adapt to site and project specifications for a unique solution
    • Engineering and field services are available to design, commission, or start up systems

    Explore this application

  • Mobile Water Treatment Systems

    Flexible mobile water offerings let you focus on your business while GE takes care of the water

    With just a call, GE provides water when and where you need it. GE’s on-demand mobile water treatment solutions include reverse osmosis, filtration, demineralization, softening, and deoxygenation treatment.

    Deployable within three hours, GE’s trucks can help with steam blows, plant start-ups/shutdowns, replacement of conventional resin-based systems, and much more.

    Learn more about mobile water products


    What this means for you:

    Our 24x7 service centers offer:

    • Rapid deployment of mobile assets
    • Production continuity, productivity gains
    • No capital investment to meet seasonal demands
    • Reduced time and costs for repairs and new plant or process startups
    • Guaranteed water quality and quantity
    • Extended asset life with high-quality water treatment
    • Safe operation and regulatory compliance

    Explore this application

  • Chemical Monitoring Systems

    Real-time monitoring and domain expertise to maximize asset performance, reliability and business productivity

    Protecting your production assets is imperative to your business operations. The most basic need is to measure key parameters and ensure the reliable delivery of chemistry to your assets.

    The next step is to go beyond monitoring and use software analytics to optimize your performance and costs. GE’s sophisticated automation, control, and monitoring software can help your team increase performance while keeping operations sage.

    Learn more about monitoring and analytics products


    What this means for you:

    • Remote monitoring, alarm management, and diagnostics to compliment your local GE experts
    • Real-time testing that frees up your personnel to be more productive in other areas
    • Efficient management of water use and consumption
    • Consistent application of the right amount of chemicals
    • Smart alarming on events and trends before they threaten production or assets

    Explore this application

  • Wastewater Treatment Systems

    Meet regulations by safely recovering wastewater for reuse or discharge

    Safeguarding natural resources (like rivers, lakes, and more) is an important part of wastewater treatment solutions. As your business partner, GE helps customers by providing waterwaste systems to meet ever increasing environmental, regulatory, and financial pressures.

    Learn more about wastewater treatment products


    What this means for you:

    • Leverage a complete set of solutions (chemical, equipment, and services) from one provider
    • Contribute to a sustainable water supply that reduces discharge by increasing reuse opportunities
    • Reduce energy consumption and footprint with innovative membrane solutions
    • Treat and clean severely impaired water
    • Improves uptime while reducing maintenance time and costs

    Explore this application

  • Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)

    Manage regulatory pressures and meet water reuse goals with an effective ZLD wastewater treatment plan

    GE offers complete thermal and non-thermal ZLD solutions to manage tough-to-treat wastewaters. GE’s proprietary evaporators, brine concentrators, and crystallizers can help recover more than 95% of your plant’s wastewater while reducing the remaining brine as a product or solid.

    Learn more about Zero Liquid Discharge products


    What this means for you:

    Zero liquid discharge technologies help plants meet discharge and water reuse requirements, enabling your business to:

    • Meet stringent cooling tower blowdown and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) discharge regulations
    • Treat and recover valuable products from waste streams
    • Better manage produced water

    Explore this application