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    Power Plant Instrumentation for Measurement of High-Purity Water Quality

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    Work undertaken by Ontario Hydro, Toronto, to determine levels of feedwater impurities, including corrosion products and condenser cooling water inleakage contaminants, is reviewed. Corrosion product measurement using a grab method gave some useful data but was found to be too labor-intensive. Continuous analysis of corrosion products, in conjunction with a valveless capillary sampler, is now being evaluated as a method. Ion chromatography appears to be a promising technique to determine anions in feedwater. Tests to adapt such an instrument for continuous analysis are planned.


    power plants, instrumentation, water quality, corrosion products

    Author Information:

    Brown, J
    Unit head, Boiler Chemistry, Ontario Hydro, W. P. Dobson Research Laboratory, Toronto, Ontario

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28273S