cooling tower test Articles

  • Electrogeneration of aluminium to remove silica in water

    This paper presents the results of a study on electrogeneration of aluminium, as a coagulant to remove silica in make-up water for cooling towers. Three electrochemical systems were tested, two with aluminium electrodes (one with polarity change and another without it), and a third one with aluminium anodes and cathodes of stainless steel. From the obtained results it was concluded that under the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • HydroFLOW and Cooling Tower eliminating the need for chemical treatments case study

    Misericordia Hospital – Alberta – 2011 In June, 2011 Misericordia Hospital began a three-month trial on two of the three cooling towers in its facility. The test compared the effectiveness of HydroFLOW in eliminating limescale and algae vs. standard chemical treatment. Standard chemical treatment was removed from Cooling Tower #3 and a P-160 HydroFLOW unit installed. Standard ...


    By HydroFLOW USA

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

    Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, damp environments and can spread once contaminated water has become aerosolized and the vapor is inhaled. In this post, we’ll be discussing where ...

  • Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumophila)-sometimes deadly, sometimes not!

    More than 90% of Legionella cases are caused by Legionella pneumophila, a bacterium that thrives in warm to hot water.  Pipes, tanks, faucets, showerheads, and hot water heaters are ideal breeding grounds for L. pneumophila.  Since infection with Legionella occurs through inhaling the bacterium, any activity in which contaminated water can be misted and subsequently inhaled can lead to ...

  • 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.

  • Driftor - Drift Eliminators for Cooling Towers Brochure

    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 ...

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