Doug Frassa

Doug Frassa is responsible for divisional and operational support of the Water Treatment Division. His responsibilities include management of sales, marketing, product management and onboarding of new channel partners within the Water Treatment Division.
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QualiChem Announces New Expansion

Posted by Doug Frassa on May 1, 2017 1:38:36 PM

QualiChem recently began construction of a new manufacturing facility which will serve as an expansion to our capacity in Salem, Virginia.  The expansion, which totals approximately 24,000 sq. ft., will essentially double our footprint to allow for uninterrupted growth in our manufacturing well into the future.  QualiChem will now have approximately 70,000 sq. ft. of office, lab, manufacturing, and warehouse space in the Salem, VA area.

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QualiChem Welcomes Regional Business Manager Jeff Hobday

Posted by Doug Frassa on Mar 15, 2017 4:37:18 PM

I am pleased to announce that Jeff Hobday has joined the QualiChem Water Treatment team as a Regional Business Manager for the Water Treatment Division effective September 2, 2016.

Jeff is responsible for new business development within the Water Treatment Division working with new clients as well as existing customers of QualiChem.  Jeff also provides technical and product application support, customer training and on-site support to clients as needed to support their needs in growing their business.

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QualiChem Named Small Business of the Year by Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Doug Frassa on Nov 1, 2016 11:45:27 AM

SALEM, Va. – Oct. 25, 2016 – QualiChem, an international manufacturer of water treatment chemicals and metalworking fluids, has been recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke, Va.

The selection criteria for the Small Business of the Year award are increased sales, employee growth, staying power, innovation and contributions to the community, according to the Chamber.

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What Does it Mean to be Named AWT Supplier of the Year? To Us, a Lot

Posted by Doug Frassa on Sep 12, 2016 9:39:31 AM

We’re back from another great AWT show. We really enjoyed meeting new water treatment professionals, seeing many of our terrific customers, and spending time in beautiful San Diego.

This year’s AWT was truly special. We were incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized by our peers, customers, and the AWT as the 2016 Supplier of the Year.

So, what does it mean to be named Supplier of The Year?

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Topics: News, AWT

QualiChem Welcomes Technical Support Engineer Jeremy Stokes

Posted by Doug Frassa on May 10, 2016 10:29:27 AM


I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Stokes will be joining the QualiChem Water Treatment team as a Technical Support Engineer for the Water Treatment Division effective May 2, 2016. Jeremy will be responsible for the execution of multiple support functions for the Water Treatment Division.

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‘Tis the Season: Cooling Tower/Condenser Shutdown

Posted by Doug Frassa on Oct 8, 2015 12:42:55 PM


The warm weather is retreating and the days are getting shorter - fall is here. Here are a few things to consider at the end of the cooling season if your cooling system does not run throughout the year.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

Visit Us At AWT in Nashville!

Posted by Doug Frassa on Aug 20, 2015 12:54:00 PM

QualiChem will be exhibiting at the AWT Convention and Exposition
Please stop by and visit us at BOOTH 317 to see why THE BLENDER MATTERS

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Choosing the Right Chemical Blender for Your Water Treatment Business

Posted by Doug Frassa on Aug 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM


When requiring chemical blending services, you must have the proper manufacturing partner to succeed. There is a world of difference between a one size fits all blender and an experienced custom water treatment bender dedicated to your needs. This article discusses several of the options available to sales and service companies.

The different types of chemical manufactures of water treatment chemical products can be categorized into three major categories. The categories include Toll Blenders, Non-Direct Sales Formulation Manufacturers and Direct/Indirect Sales Formulating Manufacturers.

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Topics: Water Treatment Business

Best Practices for Nitrite Closed Loop Programs

Posted by Doug Frassa on Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This article is Part 3 of 3 of a series on nitrite closed loop treatment programs.

In Part 1, we introduced nitrite programs for closed loops, and in Part 2, we discussed the nitrogen cycle and how biological problems will show themselves with nitrite based programs by consuming any available nitrite in the system. In Part 3, we will discuss the consequences and ways to correct program deficiencies with nitrite treated systems.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

Utilizing Cooling Tower Blowdown Properly

Posted by Doug Frassa on Jul 22, 2015 7:30:00 AM


Cooling towers concentrate water by evaporation and therefore concentrate dissolved solids in the water.  They also act as air scrubbers; collecting dirt, debris and microbiological material that gets sucked into the tower.  This material circulates throughout the water circuit and concentrates along with the dissolved solids as the water evaporates. As the concentration increases, the dissolved solids (mineral salts) reach the saturation point and precipitate to form a gritty sludge that accumulates and deposits on condenser tubes, heat exchanger surfaces and can harden into scale.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

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