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Introduction to water chemistry in power and desalination plants

1,545.00 excl. VAT

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2 days (8h/day); 9AM-5PM CET


Han Huynh Thi

A chemical engineer who has worked at ENGIE LAB Laborelec for 10 years, Han Huynh is a specialist in water treatment (cooling water, demineralised water desalination, and the water-steam cycle) and CO2 capture and valorization. In the area of technical assistance, she has undertaken activities such as plant commissioning and chemistry reviews and audits, as well as a number of troubleshooting missions. Adopting a pragmatic approach, she discusses all recommendations with her clients taking into account their needs and the constraints under which they operate.
She also manages technical projects in the framework of research programs on carbon reduction and valorisation, and water footprint and management, as well as the European Union’s MATChING project (part of the Horizon 2020 program) which focuses on cooling water system improvement.
She is the coordinator for the CO2 Lab within Engie.



The course is a general introduction to water chemistry in power plants. Attendees get an overview on the water-steam cycle, on cooling water circuits and on demineralised water preparation.


The course focuses on three main aspects:

Chemistry of the water-steam cycle

  • introductory concepts: types of chemicals used in a boiler, types of boilers, etc.
  • potential issues in a water steam cycle: corrosion, deposition, etc.

Cooling water circuits

  • main components, including condenser and cooling tower

Demineralised water preparation

  • characteristics of raw water
  • introduction to water treatment plants

Target Audience

The course addresses a wide audience, including operators, power plant chemists, plant operation or maintenance engineers, consultants and technical project managers.

Practical Info

Please note that the course will only take place if the minimum number of participants is acquired.

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