Water chemistry is an extremely important facet of any paint booth detack and sludge consolidation program. Aside from applying the right chemistries in the right place, in the right amounts, and at the right times, the water constituents need to be watched closely. As the booth water “cycles up” due to evaporation, the conductivity and the ions that contribute to it (along with cycled up organics) will continue to rise to the point where the chemical treatment begins to suffer, results degrade, and system corrosion risks increase. How much water to blow down or when to replace the booth water should be reviewed carefully. Galaxy has the know-how to help the plant in setting water chemistry limits.