Nouryon has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat® tagged polymer products. LumaTreat tagged polymers enable the measuring of available deposit-control agents in water treatment systems and the reduction of polymer and water usage during treatment, enhancing the environmental footprint of operations. LumaTreat tagged polymers incorporate fluorescent monomers that tag the deposit-control polymers used in water treatment and prevent the build-up of calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, and other minerals that produce scale deposits. These fluorescent tagged polymers enhance system troubleshooting for water treatment professionals through remote and accurate monitoring of polymer consumption, decreasing the risk of estimation errors. They can also be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to pyrenetetrasulfonic acid (PTSA) in water treatment formulations to indicate real-time consumption rates of the active polymer. A tagged polymer that enables more precise measurements can aid in reducing polymer dosage and water usage while remote monitoring can eliminate the need to travel to sites.

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