Maximizing Cooling Tower Efficiency: Wahaso’s Water Conservation Solutions

Date: May 3, 2024 | by Wahaso, Commercial Water Harvesting Recycling Systems
Maximizing Cooling Tower Efficiency Wahaso Water Conservation Solutions

Cooling tower efficiency is a critical concern for building owners, facility engineers,

… and maintenance staff tasked with optimizing the performance of HVAC systems. In the pursuit of efficiency, minimizing water waste emerges as a central challenge, necessitating innovative solutions that balance environmental sustainability with operational demands. In this technical exploration, we delve into Wahaso’s advanced strategies for conserving water in cooling tower applications, focusing on the core principles and operational intricacies of our CT Recover system.

Understanding Wahaso’s Approach:

At the heart of Wahaso’s water conservation efforts lies the CT Recover system, a sophisticated solution engineered to recycle blowdown water from cooling towers and enable multiple cycles of water usage before discharge. This system operates on a two-stage approach, integrating advanced filtration and treatment technologies to achieve optimal water quality while enhancing cooling tower performance.

Stage One: Modified Ultra-Filtration (MUF)

The first stage of the CT Recover system utilizes Modified Ultra-Filtration (MUF) to address key contaminants present in cooling tower blowdown. UF membranes with precision-engineered pore sizes effectively remove bacteria, including Legionella, as well as suspended solids from the water stream. By achieving complete removal of these particulates, UF ensures that the recycled water meets stringent quality standards, safeguarding against microbial proliferation and potential fouling of downstream equipment.

Stage Two: Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Management

Following UF filtration, the recycled water undergoes a TDS management skid in the second stage of the CT Recover system. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) pose a significant challenge in cooling tower operation, as their accumulation can lead to scale formation, corrosion, and reduced efficiency. Wahaso’s TDS management system employs specialized technologies to selectively remove excess TDS from the water while maintaining a balanced mineral composition. Moreover, the TDS management system incorporates a crucial blending mechanism to ensure that the recycled water is compatible with the materials comprising the cooling tower infrastructure. By adjusting the water chemistry to mitigate corrosive tendencies, Wahaso’s system protects metal components from degradation, extending equipment lifespan and minimizing maintenance requirements.
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Operational Efficiency and Environmental Impact:

By effectively recycling blowdown water and enabling multiple cycles of water usage, Wahaso’s CT Recover system delivers tangible benefits in terms of operational efficiency, reduced water and chemical costs and environmental sustainability. Building owners and facility managers can reduce reliance on freshwater sources, minimize discharge volume, and lower associated costs for water procurement and treatment chemicals. Through responsible stewardship of water resources, buildings can also achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

Wahaso Cooling Tower Efficiency, Water Conservation Solutions

In the realm of cooling tower efficiency, Wahaso’s innovative solutions offer a technologically advanced and environmentally conscious approach to water conservation.

Conclusion: By leveraging the capabilities of the CT Recover system, building owners, facility engineers, and maintenance staff can optimize performance, minimize water waste, and realize significant cost savings over the lifecycle of their cooling tower systems.

As the demand for sustainable building practices continues to grow, Wahaso remains committed to pioneering solutions that balance operational efficiency with environmental responsibility. Through ongoing research, development, and collaboration, we strive to empower our clients with the tools and knowledge needed to maximize cooling tower efficiency while conserving water resources for future generations.

We offer customized feasibility studies to show how much water and chemicals can be saved based upon the existing water quality and regional humidity factors associated with your cooling tower. Give us a call today!

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