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Does your cooling tower have a biofouling problem?

What's growing in your tower? It’s important to be able to identify microbial biofouling in the industrial cooling systems that you treat. We know that biofouling is a bad thing … reducing the heat transfer performance of a cooling system, as well as causing microbially induced corrosion, harboring pathogens, and accumulating scale deposits. All these problems can lead to increased costs … and headaches for the water treater. But microbial biofouling, and its root cause, biofilm, may be hard to observe within the mostly hidden surfaces of a cooling system. A biofilm layer that is not even ... Read more >

The Importance of a Dispersant in a Legionella Control Program

Outbreaks in Legionnaires’ Disease such as the one in the South Bronx of New York in August 2015 highlights the importance of having effective biofilm control as part of your overall industrial water treatment program. Legionella bacteria grow in biofilms in building water systems, where they are protected from the disinfecting action of oxidizing and non-oxidizing biocides. The importance of biofilm control is highlighted in the following excerpt from "Biofilms: The Stronghold of Legionella Pneumophila". “While L. pneumophila replicates within environmental protozoa, colonization and ... Read more >

Is there an advantage to Private Labeling?

Private labeling is one way to stay ahead of the competition. As the chemical manufacturer of BCP™ 1015 (DTEA II™), AMSA, Inc. has spent considerable time, effort, and money creating a brand awareness to our chemistry.  We are proud to have established such a strong, positive image as a manufacturer of this very powerful chemistry. BCP™ 1015 (DTEA II™) is held in high regard as an organic deposit penetrant, dispersant, and cleaner throughout the industrial cooling water community.  This is a reputation we have worked hard to achieve and will work hard to protect. Over the years we have ... Read more >


What do you get when you cross a group of scientists fascinated by the function of molecules and biofilm with a group of industrious sales/support professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of service to their customers?  AMSA, Inc.! AMSA, Inc. was founded in 1996, when Dr. Attila G. Relenyi, left his career with Dow Chemical to pursue his vision of bringing the knowledge of biofilms and how to best control them along with the innovative technology of DTEA II™ chemistry to the industrial water treatment market.  With many charts, plots, and explanations of how AMSA’s class of ... Read more >