cooling tower efficiency testing Articles

  • Cooling Tower Drift Elimination

    ABSTRACTIn certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators.  This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases.  The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution.  The author acknowledges that the information presented is ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Hospital cooling tower application

    The Challenge: One of the largest teaching hospitals in Illinois wanted to improve safety and “green” operations in their cooling tower water treatment chemical regimen without sacrificing effectiveness. The Solution: Replacement of bulk bleach with on-site generated MIOX® mixed oxidant solution, Earthwise reduced the hospital's liability from ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • An Economical Solution to cooling tower drift

    In certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators. This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases. The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution. The author acknowledges that the information presented is anecdotal, ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • An Economical Solution to Cooling Tower Drift

    ABSTRACT In certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators. This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases. The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution. The author acknowledges that the information presented is ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Neosens™ on-line Fouling monitoring for Cooling Towers

    A New Approach to Fouling Control Neosens offers innovative, cost effective sensor solutions for monitoring the presence of biofilm and scale in cooling towers, heat exchangers and other industrial process applications. Fouling in cooling systems is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar problem, reducing energy efficiency, increasing maintenance costs and creating health risks due to ...


  • Treated vs. Untreated Cooling Tower Water: Risks for Your Plant

    When an industrial plant or building decides whether or not to invest in a cooling tower water treatment system, it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Petrochemical plants, chemical manufacturers, refineries, and all kinds of large buildings and facilities using cooling towers, whether they’re used as part of the industrial process or for cooling/removing heat from the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • How Do You Know If You Need a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    In order to keep your production flowing smoothly and avoid costly damage to your cooling tower equipment, the proper treatment of your cooling tower water is essential. If cooling tower water is not properly treated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the road. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Pulp & Paper: Ammonia Emergency Plan calls on Packed Tower Case Study

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner. Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands. At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • Case History - Ammonia Emergency Plan Calls on Packed Tower to Scrub Released Chemicals

    Croll-Reynolds designed the Union Camp packed tower scrubber for ammonia removal efficiency at 99+% for the minimum single valve release and well over 90% for the entire range of operation. A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner. Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands. At Union Camp's Dover, OH, ...


  • Chemical Industry: Ammonia Emergency Plan Calls on Packed Tower to Scrub Released Chemicals Case Study

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner. Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands. At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively with ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Reclaimed Municipal or Industrial Wastewater for Power Plant Cooling & Boiler Feed Make-Up Water

    For centuries, water was considered a commodity product and used with little or no restriction. In today’s modern society, water is now being considered a precious resource and considerable effort is put into protecting, recycling, and restricting its use freely. State and Federal agencies have put in place guidelines and regulations restricting its use, especially for industrial use. ...

  • Pilot-Scale Biofilter Test for Treating Zimpro Odors

    The thermal sludge conditioning process of U.S. Filter/Zimpro Corporation, Rothschild, Wisconsin (Zimpro process) is primarily used to improve dewatering characteristics of the waste sludge. The process entails a partial breakdown through oxidation and hydrolysis of complex, high molecular weight organic compounds, such as, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, and fats. The partial breakdown of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Case study - Descaling already deposited calcium scale from injection moulds and preventing new formation leads to increased efficiency increased production and reduced downtime

    MGH S.A of Pergamino Buenos Aires ARGENTINA… tells in their own words how Fluid Dynamics Colloid-A-Tron Technology improved the efficiency of their injection moulding circuit MGH S.A. is an Argentinean company dedicated to the production and commercialisation of plastic cable ties MGH were founded as importers-exporters in 1880 and since 1994 have been working under licence from ...

  • Northern Virginia community college manassas

    Situation In May of 1997, Zentox Corporation replaced a traditional chemical treatment program at the Northern Virginia Community College Manassas campus with an ozone water treatment system centered on the Clean Streams™ Ozone Transfer Process. Two 220-ton BAC cooling towers were installed as part of a renovation of the chiller plant and condenser water system. The campus has two ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Mixed Oxidant Replaces “Cocktail” of Chemicals in Power Plan

    Cooling Tower Water Systes Synopsis In 2010 NIPSCO installed two MIOX RIO Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chlorine generator systems on two of the four cooling towers at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station.  After switching to MIOX for cooling tower water treatment, the two towers experienced minimized algae growth, better biocontrol and lower Legionella counts, ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Optidose polymer

    Maintaining a minimum concentration of an effective dispersant polymer is crucial in an alkaline cooling water treatment program. The problem is knowing exactly how much polymer is available in the cooling water to combat fouling and corrosion of heat transfer equipment. Many years of research and effort have gone into the development of a method for tracing the concentration of polymers. Rohm ...


  • Aluminum - oil and TSS removal from water streams: PFD

    Project Profile: Oil and TSS removal from water streams: PFD Data: End User: Aluminum Producer Location: Southeast, USA Commissioned: Winter, 2009 Units: (2) model STiR-39V (39 ft2/filter) Flow Rate: 600 gpm (0.9 Million gallons of water per day) ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Chemical disinfection of Legionella in hot water systems biofilm: a pilot-scale 1 study

    Legionella bacteria encounter optimum growing conditions in hot water systems and cooling towers. A pilot-scale 1 unit was built in order to study the biofilm disinfection. It consisted of two identical loops, one used as a control and the other as a ‘Test Loop’. A combination of a bio-detergent and a biocide (hydrogen peroxide + peracetic acid) was applied in the Test Loop three times under the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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