Geothermal energy is widely used in parts of the world, such as Iceland where geothermal plants provide 25 percent of the country’s power. In the United States, California has been a leader in adopting this technology: Over 40 geothermal plants in this state provide more than 7 percent of the state’s electrical power.

In addition to the major power plants that produce electricity from geothermal sources, some residential and office buildings are also tapping into the power of the earth’s heat. This ultimate renewable energy source, for heating and cooling can be accessed almost anywhere in the world. Geothermal energy is predicted to become much more widely used in the years to come.

Geothermal energy is sustainable, affordable and clean, but the heat transfer system used is still susceptible to scaling and mineral deposits in its water supply. These scales can interfere with other parts of the system or keep the system from performing at its peak efficiency. That’s why BWA Water Additives offers geothermal operation water treatment products that inhibit scale formation and keep the system cleaner, lowering energy costs.

Our geothermal water additives include GeogardTM CA, aimed at inhibiting calcium carbonate scales; and GeogardTM SX, which offers amorphous silica scale control. Both are designed to work in the high temperatures and harsh environments of geothermal plants.

To find out more about BWA’s geothermal operation water additives, give us a call or see our product for downloadable technical data sheets and case studies.