Technical Resource Centre
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The ImproChem Technical Resource Centre provides analytical and technical support to our Sales Technologists and to our Customers.  
We offer a wide range of services in all the aspects of water treatment including:
  • Water Clarification
  • Cooling Water Treatment
  • Boiler Water Treatment
  • Effluent Treatment
Our Technical Resource Centre has various specialised laboratories that can offer the following:
Chemistry Laboratory 
This well-equipped Chemistry laboratory does comprehensive analyses on routine water samples.  The well trained staff are knowledgeable on water-related problems and can provide expert advice to our Sales Technologists and Customers.
The following analyses are done on a regular bases:
  • Water analysis: pH, Conductivity, Suspended solids, Dissolved solids, COD, Cation’s (Na, K, Ca, Mg, and more) Anion’s (Cl, SO4, and more) 
  • Reposit analysis:  ImproChem has extensive experience in the analyses and interpretation of waterborne deposits.
  • Corrosion Coupon analyses:  Corrosion coupons are analysed according to ASTIM G1-03 or coupons are sandblasted according to the GE recommended specifications.  The analyses include pit depth and photos of the coupon before and after cleaning.
  • Resin Analysis: Resin is evaluated to determine life expectancy, the types of foulants are identified and cleaning procedures evaluated.


  • Membrane autopsy’s:  Membrane failures are investigated and cleaning options evaluated.
  • Pilot cooling tower studies: Our Research Facility has a fully functional Pilot Cooling system, equipped with state of  the art monitoring equipment to evaluate the performance of chemical treatment programs. 
  • Metallographic failures analyses: The metal structure is evaluated to determine the failure mechanism.  
Microbiological Laboratory
Our Microbiologists work closely with our Sales Technologists and Marketing teams in order to provide specific Microbiological assistance.  The microbiology laboratory is equipped to perform water analyses and microbiological deposit evaluations. A wide range of methods are employed for the detection and enumeration of microorganisms in various water and sewage samples. 
The following analyses are performed on a regular basis:             
  • Total Coliforms             
  • Faecal Coliforms
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • E. coli
  • Pseudomonas
  • Sulphur Reducing Bacteria (SRB)      
  • Yeast and moulds
The laboratory also performs the following services:
  • Legionella audits and Risk Assessments
  • BOD and biodegradability evaluations
  • Sludge characterisation
  • Biocide screening
  • Deposit evaluation
  • Hygiene audits
Fuel Laboratory
The Fuel Laboratory supports the additives portfolio and performs routine analyses on fuels like         
additive extraction and flashpoint.
Process screening Laboratory 
This Process Screening laboratory develops water treatment solution for clean and dirty water. The lab is equipped to do the following evaluations:     
  • Antifoam screening
  • Jar stirring for evaluation of coagulants and flocculants        
  • De-emulsifier screening
  • Flocculant screening
  • Dissolved Air Floatation product screening
  • Grid screening
  • Chemical Modelling
  • Filter sand analyses
Our technical team are familiar with all the aspects of water treatment and assist our Sales Technologists and Customers with:
  • Plant Audits
  • Problem Solving
  • Training
  • Chemical Selection
  • Process Selection
  • Chemical Modelling        


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Contact Us
Head Office
1 Pinelands Hill Business Park
Maxwell Drive
Founders Hill
Telephone: +27 11 971-0400
Facsimilie: +27 11 394-3436
Waterline Toll Free: +27 800 116 267


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