EnviroTower cooling tower water treatment at VA Houston TX - Case Study
The EnviroTower system allowed operator to cycle up the water system saving over 12% water and eliminated need of hazardous chemicals by over 92%.
Michael E. DeBakey veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is a care facility affiliated with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the Texas Medical Center m Houston, Texas. United States. It is operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The hospital is one of the Veterans Affairs largest hospitals, serving Hams County and 27 surrounding counties, located on a 118 acre (48 ha) campus since 1945. v
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the pnmary health care provider for almost 13,000 veterans from all over the country. In addition to R&D. MEDVAMC provides specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases.
The HVAC cooling water treatment has been the traditional chemical cocktail dosed into the water to prevent scale, corrosion and biological growth. The cooling system required a lot of maintenance, the cost of chemicals was high, scale build up was common (causing excessive energy costs, a lot of water waste and more maintenance involving health and safety concerns as well as extra cost), oxidizers required routine rotation. bic-growth was present periodically and the hazardous matenals in the mechanical room was a concern of health and safety.
The first EnviroTower system based on the ION ScalcBustcr technology treating the cooling lower water of the HVAC system was installed m the mechanical room of one of the buildings of the medical centre back in 2008. The system was designed as a side stream running water through a ScaleBuster SB80