Water Technology Limited was formed in 1976 by Bernard and Margaret Creedon. Since 1968, Dr Bernard Creedon had amassed experience in the field of industrial water treatment. In 1975, Brendan Cronin and Michael O’ Grada founded a detergents and process aids business trading independently. In 1985, both businesses entered into a collaboration agreement, combining to trade jointly under the Water Technology Limited brand. The synergistic benefits of the combined expertise and operational cost-efficiency has allowed Water Technology to develop and continue to grow exponentially ever since then. This vast experience in conjunction with their dynamic, forward thinking teams, has remained the driving force behind our successes to date. Water Technology are proud to be the first choice for some of the world’s leading dairy, food, beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical companies who entrust them to deliver on their quality, efficiency and sustainability needs.
Engagement with CAPPA
Industrial detergents are comprised of one or several chemical compounds which may be dispersed in aqueous media. There is often a need to identify the chemical compound or compounds present in a detergent. This is often necessary in analysing underperforming cleaning processes and transferring or upgrading from one cleaning solution to another.
How CAPPA Delivered Solution for Industry
Water Technology submitted samples of industrial detergents and additives to CAPPA to analyze. Fingerprinting of these materials was carried out using FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. 47 different surfactant and surfactant additive samples were measured in total. 5 different surfactant types were identified as well as three different additive types. On completion of this database of reference spectra, 5 samples of unknown composition were submitted to CAPPA for identification and all were correctly identified. This surfactant database has given Water Technology the capability to further enhance their research and development facility. The ability to determine specific components in an unknown mixture allows Water Technology to develop competitive application specific formulations to meet industry needs.
“CAPPA has been extremely helpful and professional to date in helping us here at Water Technology to develop our research and development capabilities. From our database development to our current projects, all questions have been seen to and answered with professional advice in a timely manner. We hope to continue working with CAPPA into the future and hopefully pursue further projects together”
Joseph Harrington, Development & Formulation Chemist