Installing the Right Filtration System to Maximize Cooling Tower Efficiency

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Cooling Tower Filtration Systems Reduce Water Consumption, Maintenance

Environmental Leader, November 21, 2014

Cooling tower efficiency can be easily maintained by installing the right filtration system, according to Industrial Water Cooling, which makes industrial water filtration and screening equipment.

The company says keeping process-water clean is essential to maximizing the efficiency and performance of an industrial cooling system.

Dirty process water clogs cooling tower and other heat exchange equipment, reducing heat transfer efficiency, driving up energy costs and leads to unnecessary water wastage. In addition, unclean water can lead to the growth of microbes such as the deadly Legionella bacteria.

Evaporative cooling towers dissipate unwanted heat through water evaporation. When water evaporates from the tower, dissolved solids (such as calcium, magnesium, chloride and silica) are left behind. As more water evaporates, the concentration of dissolved solids increases.

If the concentration reaches a level higher than the saturation point of the cooling tower, the solids cause scale to form within the system, which eventually corrodes the process equipment, leading to reduced system efficiency and the need to replace system parts more frequently

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