Many of the plastic tanks used in
Electrical Energy production are used to treat the water used in
cooling towers. Corrosion inhibitors are chemicals used to
stave off corrosion of the metals in the cooling towers.
Polymers and surfactants are used to minimize fouling and limit
mineral deposits. Biological control chemicals limit the
growth of algae and other organisms.
Plastic tanks are used for storage of
many of the chemicals including acids.