Drivers For a New Paradigm For Water Efficiency
Pollution impacts surface water and waterways and decreases portable water supply
Tightened supply and increased demand raises prices. The demand for fresh water is outpacing population growth.
Operating a cooling system is resource intensive and water and sewer costs are 25% of total facility cooling system operational budget
Saving Water Three Ways: IntegraClean 2.0TM in action
Given how many resources they consume, cooling water systems, and their cooling towers, are costly, and are therefore prime territory for significant inroads at cost containment.
Increased C of C
IntegraClean 2.0TM water treatment achieves higher Cycles of Concentration, which saves water, reduces overall discharge amount, and means a comprehensive reduction in water costs.
Eliminate Sewer Fees
When cooling towers are treated with Wave 2.0,TM there are no toxic chemicals in the water. This water can avoid normal sewer disposal fees and be discharged to ground or to the storm sewer.
Reuse Discharge Water
Even better than avoiding sewer fees is to reuse chemical-free discharge for normal potable water uses, like landscaping. This Best Practice saves even more by reducing the water required for those purposes.
Measuring Water Efficiency: Cycles of Concentration (C of C0)
C of C is the term used to indicate the number of times minerals dissolved in a particular volume of water are concentrated. Cooling Towers evaporate water and leave the dissolved minerals behind, in a still dissolved but more concentrated state. We will use Chlorides (Cl–) for our example.
- Wave 2.0TM Water Treatment achieves higher C of C, which saves water and means less discharge water and lower overall water use.
- Chemical Water Treatment achieves lower C of C, which wastes water (and requires more chemicals to treat) and means more discharge water and greater overall water use.