Introduction to Boiler Water Treatment for Energy Efficiency

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Join us for this comprehensive workshop that will identify the chemical reaction driving the potential challenges that various water constituents pose in boiler system environments. Learn from the experts, techniques to determine the limiting factors associated with varying boiler system operating conditions and each potentially problematic water constituent. The discussion will also review in depth the various equipment and chemistries used to remove or control the constituents to avoid waterside issues. At the end of this class attendees will leave with the necessary tools to maximize all rewards while minimizing risks associated with any boiler water treatment programs.


  • Identify water constituents resulting in the need for treatment?
  • Understand the threat caused by each potentially problematic constituent to various cooling system components?
  • Know how to remove or control the constituents to avoid waterside issues?
  • Introduce industry standard methods of verification and validation?
  • Leave with the necessary tools to determine all risks and rewards of any cooling water treatment program?
  • Have the ability to achieve green initiatives responsibly


Donald Osborne is a Water Treatment Consultant and has more than 20 years of experience with natural and industrial water systems. His water system experience includes streams, lakes, boilers, cooling towers and chillers. Don has worked with nearly all water-related applications, including high-purity, medical, food potable, reclaim reuse and waste.

Additional Details

Check-in: 8:00a.m., with breakfast and lunch provided

Learning Level: Beginning

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.