About me

My name is Tikhonov Ivan 
Year of birth 1977 
Speciality: heat power engineering 
Saratov state technical University. The end of the year -1999.
From 1999-2002 postgraduate SGTU.
I worked as Deputy chief power engineer of the Uvek oil depot of
“saratovnefteprodukt”. I was responsible for the operation of steam heating plant and water supply and sewerage plant. At this enterprise also I was engaged in introduction of system of reverse osmosis desalination of water for recharge of steam boilers.
I developed a control system for reverse osmosis water desalination plant based on PLC – 100 controller (OWEN).
I taught at the Department of industrial heat engineering of SSTU until 2011.
I conducted courses on wastewater Treatment and water-chemical mode (WCM) of steam and hot water boilers for the training center Gazpromtransgaz Saratov.
My main direction of production and research activities are Water-chemical modes of steam and hot water boilers, as well as the use of membrane technologies of water treatment for heat power and heat engineering systems.
Main activities:

  • Development of advanced technologies and schemes of water treatment for technical purposes.
  • Inspection, audit, development of technical solutions, installation supervision, commissioning of water treatment systems of any complexity.
  • Development and commissioning of steam and hot water boilers.
    My priority is reverse osmosis water desalination systems.
    Enterprises ‘ current and former contractors:
    OJSC “Saratov oil refinery”, Astrakhan gas processing plant, meat processing plant “Dubki”, JSC “centurion” (slaughterhouse General), JSC “Makprom” (pasta factory, Moscow), OOO DSK “GRAS-Saratov”, VZSM, OAO (production of cellular concrete blocks, Oleksandrivka village, Volzhsk), OAO “Saratov dairy plant”, LLC “Pivzavod-Marksovskiy”, JSC “TD “TTS-the Volga region” Saratov
    fat processing factory etc.

An important part of my work is the provision of consulting services and audit services for WCM of boilers in order to optimize and obtain economic benefits in their work.
Working in this direction, and systematizing practical experience, I formed a certain opinion about the effective use of reverse osmosis water desalination systems in the General complex of water treatment of boilers, various thermal power facilities, as well as the entire water-chemical mode of such facilities.
For more than 13 years of research and production activities in the field of
operation of thermal power facilities, development of water treatment systems, production commissioning of water treatment systems, as well as the development and adjustment of water chemical modes of thermal power facilities I was able to achieve a fairly clear understanding of the role and place of reverse osmosis systems desalination of water in the structure of water chemistry of thermal power facilities.
As a result of my work, several articles were published. Nevertheless, the author believes that the full disclosure of the potential of reverse osmosis desalination of water for heat power is possible with a comprehensive study of the effect of reverse osmosis on the efficiency of the entire heat power facility as a whole. This is a very serious complex work which the author will try to systematize by maintaining this site.