Why Suppress Cooling Tower Scale? Filter Scale Out to Conserve 50% Water Use.

Why Suppress Cooling Tower Scale? Filter Scale Out to Conserve 50% Water Use.

Instead of inhibiting scale formation with chemistry, scale crystals are deliberately formed as suspended particles that are filtered out of the water stream continuously. Water use is reduced by 50%.

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Sustainable Water Conservation Technologies that Deliver Measurable Savings

Sustainable Water Conservation Technologies that Deliver Measurable Savings

Sustainable Water Management requires frequent data collection to measure water, electricity and chemical use. In terms of calculating cost savings, maintenance events may be included, as well as a broader monitoring of asset lifecycle management metrics. The suite of water efficiency tools and resources developed by AT&T and the EDC offer tremendous value for a single facility as well as providing the ability to drive costs down systematically across a portfolio of facilities.

HydroTech has adopted these tools for evaluating their cooling system efficiencies, and apply the metrics to validate the performance of electronic water conditioning where we have installed our technologies. 

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Legionella Safety for Building Occupants

Legionella Safety for Building Occupants

Building operators should develop a water management program to reduce the risk for Legionella growing and spreading within their water system and devices. The CDC toolkit was designed to help people understand which buildings and devices need a Legionella water management program to reduce the risk for Legionnaires’ disease, what makes a good program for a specific building, and how to develop a site-specific program.

Chemical disinfection programs are necessary for water systems, and the use of electronic water conditioning provided by HydroFLOW provide an additional method of support by extending into slow moving and stationary water for disrupting biofilm and bacteria beyond the reach of disinfectants. HydroFLOW is simple to install without cutting into pipes or equipment, and uses 110v, low amperage electricity. 

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Conserving Cooling Tower Water Many Times Over

Conserving Cooling Tower Water Many Times Over

Half of the water consumed by commercial buildings daily can be reduced by nearly 50% when electronic water conditioning is applied, since cycles of concentration can be increased while chemicals are decreased. The water quality is then suitable for irrigation, which eliminates a significant portion of water costs to maintain the landscape.

HydroFLOW enables reuse of cooling tower discharge while saving costs of purchase and disposal, while significantly reducing the water footprint of commercial building operations. By enabling purged water to be used for irrigation, water conservation is unlocked by converting a waste stream to become a resource.

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What’s in Your Water…and Ice?

What’s in Your Water…and Ice?

Bacteria control in ice machines is achieved using HydroFLOW electronic water conditioning that eliminates a time consuming process that requires a regular schedule, and has a return on investment of about 4 months.

HydroFlow is patented, effective and operates on less than $10 of electricity per year. It has no moving parts and operates 24/7 to control bacteria and scale. HydroFLOWs are easy to install in minutes, require no cutting of pipes or interruption of production. HydroFLOW reduces water use, chemicals and energy.                                                                                                                                 

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Is a Low Sodium Diet Compatible with Softened Water?

Is a Low Sodium Diet Compatible with Softened Water?

Water softeners are in many homes, but physical water conditioning is a healthy alternative. What are the effects of salt in the water? Many people with high blood pressure must maintain a sodium-restricted diet, and depending on the level of hardness in their water, the sodium levels in the softened water can be significant.  Consider an alternative way of conditioning water that doesn't have these side effects.

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Identifying where cost savings in "Sustainable Water Management" are Realized

Identifying where cost savings in "Sustainable Water Management" are Realized

The term “sustainable water management” has many interpretations of meaning by industry experts, consumers and companies that share stewardship examples with their customers and shareholders. Water scarcity and recycling are reinforced in the media for good reason, and it is clear that using drinking quality water for purposes that could use lower quality (but safe) water effectively is the preferred approach that improves sustainable operations for broader benefits while saving costs.

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Biofilm Control with Frequency

Biofilm Control with Frequency

HydroTech Solutions was founded as a sustainable water technology solutions provider, and is pleased that the patented HydroFLOW water conditioning system is able to effectively control bacteria and biofilm in water systems, along with controlling scale and corrosion while improving filtration. HydroFLOW reduces water, chemistry and energy use while saving substantial costs that usually pays for itself within 4-18 months. 

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Water Loss Management through Sustainable Technology Applications

Water Loss Management through Sustainable Technology Applications

The use of controls to achieve maximum achievable cycles of concentration is fundamental to efficient operations. With HydroFLOW causing TDS to form into total suspended solids (TSS) that will not form into hard scale, the conductivity of water can safely double without affecting the efficiency of the water. In this way, using conductivity to activate blowdown should be adjusted or replaced with another measurement that will preserve the water from being blown down unnecessarily. As the TDS clusters are attracted to one another, their size increases which allows the filter to remove them, which reduces hardness without use of a water softener.

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