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An Introduction to Microbiological and Corrosion Control in Cooling Water Systems

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course discusses microbiological and corrosion control in cooling water systems. Microbiological organisms are composed of three classes: algae, bacteria, and fungus. Large biological organisms such as clams, snails, mussels, or similar species are referred to as macrobiological organisms. The presence of any biological growth can be detrimental to cooling tower operations. Problems include fouling, corrosion, and loss of efficiency. These problems can lead to downtime, higher operating cost, and even premature replacement of equipment. Additionally, some bacteria are pathogenic and can pose a risk to human life.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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