7 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch-to- Solids

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A better alternative exists to archaic, messy, and potentially dangerous liquid chemistry.  So, if you’re still using drums or 5-gallon pails, here are seven reasons why you may want to consider switching to solids:

  • Improved Safety: Splashing and spilling of highly acidic or alkaline chemicals can result in falls or chemical exposure/inhalation thus creating hazardous areas. Solids eliminate chemical spills and risks during shipping, application, and storage.
  • Easily Transport to Difficult-to-Access Locations: Remove the safety concern of carrying awkward-to-handle 5-gallon pails. Often, pails are carried to a roof via ladder, or to a remote location. This heavy lifting is risky. At just 11 pounds or less, solid chemistry poses little to no health risk.
  • Less Frequent Delivery/Fewer Refills Required: Solid Chemistry discs are stacked in the dissolver (up to 4 per dissolver) and allow for complete product use. Replace product as needed and less frequently.
  • Sustainability: Solid chemistry packaging is recyclable and can simply be placed into a recycling bin. Liquid-filled drums typically require handling considerations, triple rinsing upon disposal due to their hazardous nature, and other restraints that come with associated costs.
  • Maximize Floor Space: Keep floor space free from obstruction (unlike bulky, liquid-filled chemical drums) and optimize facility square footage. Store cases of solid chemistry safely on shelves. No special containment is required.
  • LEED Potential: CO2 reduction is a direct result of switching to solid chemistry. Assuming a 2,000-ton average load at 5 cycles of concentration, switching from liquids to solids can reduce CO2 emissions by 56 tons annually. In addition, solid chemistry can help achieve LEED credits.
  • Increased Savings: Save on freight costs when shipping lightweight chemistry discs, bottles, sticks, and tabs. Liquids can cost almost four times the amount of solids to ship. In addition, increase savings with solids as they do not require special containment or triple rinsing to be in compliance.

Grab a copy of our cooling “Best Fit Guide” to see if solids are right for you. Ready to make the switch?  Simply contact us, and we’ll get you started.