Water is a precious resource. Where water flows, life thrives. While about 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, less than 1% is available for human consumption. Water is often conditioned in order to improve a product or industrial process, or purified for human consumption. It then must be cleansed before returning to the environment so it can be utilized again. We can address a myriad of challenges when caring for this valuable resource.

Water is life - that's why we care

As a leading distributor of water treatment chemicals in the UK and Ireland, we understand how important it is to ensure that our product portfolio includes the most relevant and advanced technology available.

We offer a complete line of quality products for the growing needs of our customers involved in treating water. Our product offerings help protect water systems, ensuring operating efficiency and asset longevity. Additionally, we offer a complete line of raw materials and ready-to-use products, employed by water treatment professionals throughout the UK and Ireland.


As a comprehensive water treatment distributor, we have an extensive product portfolio to address all categories in the Water Treatment industry, including:

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We have the widest selection of water treatment chemicals and related products to meet any water treatment requirements. This means we have more flexibility to tailor solutions to each customer’s individual, specific needs. Our technicians and sales staff utilize an extensive resource network to devise innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Brenntag’s consultative approach can mean a reduction in your supply-chain costs and improvements in efficiency and productivity. Our customized product offerings will help your company stand out and thrive as a water treatment service provider or end-user. We offer high-quality products and services in order to grant your firm the peace of mind it deserves to focus on your core business.

Activated carbon is a porous material that removes organic compounds from liquids and gases by a process known as “adsorption.” In adsorption, organic molecules contained in a liquid or gas are attracted and bound to the surface of the pores of the activated carbon as the liquid or gas is passed through.

Powered and granular activated carbon in a variety of physical forms are available. Other types available depending on the application needs.

Applications include:

  • Air Treatment
  • Chlorine Removal
  • Color Removal
  • Gas Purification
  • Organics Removal
  • Precious Metals Recovery
  • Solvent Recovery
  • Taste and Odor Removal

The proper use of disinfectants has proven to be effective in controlling biological growth, and ensuring an effective treatment program. Brenntag is a leading distributer of treatment chemicals to the water treatment market, and our team is prepared to assist in selecting the best disinfectant for your application.

Brenntag has the supply partnerships to provide registered and approved chemistries.

  • Bromine Granules/Tablets
  • Bromosol
  • Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Chlorine Dioxide
  • Chlroine Gas
  • Chlorine Granules/Tablets
  • Chlorine Shock Granules
  • Clorious2 - stable Chlorine Dioxide
  • Contant Chlor
  • DBNPA 20%
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Multifunctional Granules/Tablets
  • Non-chlorine Shock
  • Potassium Permanganate
  • Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Sodium Bromite
  • Sodium Bromide
  • Sodium Chlorite
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Sodium Metabisulphite
  • Sodium Permanganate
  • Sodium Thiosulphate
  • Stablised Chlorine Granules
  • Ultra Low Bromate Sodium Hypochlorite

Corrosion inhibitors are chemical products which, when added to water or to any other process fluid, slow down the rate of corrosion. The effectiveness of most corrosion inhibitors is significantly affected by the water’s chemical properties and by physical conditions such as temperature and flow velocity. Brenntag offers a comprehensive range of products that can perform well in a variety of conditions.

  • Copper Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Filming Amines
  • Hydroxyphosphonoacetic Acid (HPA)
  • Neutralizing Amines
  • Oxygen Scavengers
  • Sodium Nitrite
  • Tolyltriazole
  • Other WT Corrosion Inhibitors

Brenntag’s defoamer portfolio includes basic silicone-based defoamer technology, but also many others. The wide range of products provides solutions to a variety of application challenges.

  • Ester Based
  • Fatty Acid Based
  • Oil Based
  • Silicone Based
  • Water Based

Brenntag Water Treatment offers an extensive range of anionic, nonionic, and cationic flocculants.

  • Anionic Flocculants
  • Nonionic Flocculants
  • Cationic Flocculants

Emulsions and powder grade flocculants are available ranging from very high to low molecular weights, and are also available in linear or structured (branched).

Branched or structured polymers deliver exceptional performance when used on centrifuge dewatering applications. The violent actions within a centrifuge expose substantially more charge sites which in turn produces a dryer more stable sludge cake.

As wastewater metals discharge limits become increasingly strict, there is a growing need for effective but also safe environmentally friendly precipitants.

  • Hydroxide Precipitation: although effective, cannot meet the new lower metals discharge limits required by many industries
  • Sulfide Precipitation: also effective but can have toxicity issues

Inorganic coagulants neutralise the negative charges in water but also precipitate to create a metal hydroxide.Inorganic coagulants of aluminum and iron salts cover a wide range of applications. Inorganic coagulants are effective as coagulants for suspended particles.

  • Aluminum Chlorhydrate (ACH)
  • Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)
  • Poly-Aluminum Chloride (PAC)
  • Ferric Chloride
  • Ferric Sulphate
  • Ferrous Chloride
  • Ferrous Sulphate
  • Filter Floc Tablets
  • C Sources: Brenntaplus VP1
  • Custom Made Liquid Bio Supplements
  • N Sources: Urea/Ammonium Nitrate
  • P Sources: Phosphoric Acid/Ammonium
  • Calcium Nitrate
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Permanganates
  • Activated carbon
  • Sodium nitrate
  • Other Odour Control Chemicals

Organic coagulants neutralize the negative charge in water allowing particles to come together and grow larger.


  • EPI Polyamine: refers to epichlorohydrin/alkylamine compounds
  • DADMAC: refers to diallyldimethyl ammonium chloride compounds
  • Natural-Based: natural based organic coagulants are created from plants and other natural ingredients

Dispersants and antiscalants product line delivers effective and economical treatment options for several markets:

  • Cooling Water Treatment
  • Boiler Water Treatment
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Detergents and Cleaners
  • Slurry and Mining
  • Oil and Gas

Products from the portfolio help control Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate and many other scales and deposits. High market demands for reusing water, water conservation and the need to use water of lesser quality, all result in scale becoming more prevalent.

- Phosphates

  • Phosphinocarboxylic Acid (PCA)
  • Phosphonates
    • ATMP acid
    • Na5ATMP
    • HEDP acid
    • Na4HEDP
    • DETPMP acid
    • NaxDETPMP
    • Na7DETPMP
    • K6HMDTMP
    • PBTC
  • Polymaleic Acid (HPMA)
  • Polymeric
    • Acrylic
    • Maleic
    • Methacrylate
    • Co-Polymer
    • Ter-Polymer

Water Treatment Laboratory

When it comes to waste water treatment, a business will have unique needs and challenges. Whether in a food, paper, waste recycling, textiles, power plant, mineral processing or other industrial facility, or indeed in the municipal waste water treatment sector, our team will identify the requirements and match them with the right technology, product selection and technical backup for an optimum solution which is JUST RIGHT for the business.

Adjacent to the Brenntag Bradford distribution site (one of the 26 Brenntag locations across the UK & Ireland), the water treatment facility provides an extensive technical backup to the teams of Brenntag business development and account managers operating in the field.

Click here to find out more about our Water Treatment Laboratory

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Ensuring you comply with water quality regulations

To ensure clients get the most out of our products and services, our staff will hold technical workshops and seminars on-site, while our market-sector experts inform you of new product innovations, regulatory developments, and upcoming market trends.

Due to ever-increasing importance of legislation regarding water quality, our experts will advise you on implementing the industry’s water quality requirements and regulations.

Environmental protection and safety are critical in water treatment. A mistake could put your company at risk. Brenntag is completely fluent in the most recent water treatment safety regulations and the best way to implement them. Your peace of mind — and the safety of our products for your customers and the environment — are a top priority.

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The market experts of Brenntag Water Treatment know their way through the industry’s ins and outs and possess an in-depth familiarity with both our customer’s needs and the entire Brenntag product line-up.

We’re not interested in just selling you water treatment chemicals, we want to make sure you succeed and your customers are satisfied. We have the will and the resources to do just that. Brenntag technicians and account managers reduce complexity for customers and suppliers, responding quickly to concerns and monitoring improvements closely while delivering the benefits of a leading company throughout North America.

Our goal is to keep things simple. We know you know your business and you want to focus on what you do best, which is satisfying your customers. We help by bringing our expertise to make our side of the process easy for you. If you have any issues on our end, we will address them quickly and completely so you can focus on your business and your concerns.

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Contact us today to find out how we can satisfy your water treatment chemical needs, and provide you with water treatment additives for corrosion inhibitors, mining, textiles, and so much more.