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Title: Demonstration and Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation Technology for Cooling Tower Water Treatment

Abstract

A cooling tower is a heat rejection device that uses an evaporative cooling process to reject heat to the atmosphere from water cooled chilled water plant. Cooling towers are commonly applied to water cooled chilled water plants in large commercial buildings. The Silver Bullet alternative water treatment (AWT) technology is a non-chemical-based cooling tower water treatment technology. It is advertised as a simpler water treatment technology that can reduce cooling tower blowdown by increasing the CoC, which reduces monthly chemical costs, monthly operation and maintenance costs, and the amount of scale that collects on condenser water tubes and cooling towers. The primary focus of this evaluation was measuring cooling tower make up water usage pre- and post- installation of the AWT. In addition, annual reductions in cooling tower chemical costs, monthly water chemistry reports, ease of installation, and overall cost effectiveness were evaluated.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1489490
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-71843
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; GSA; GPG; cooling towers; AWT; cooling tower water treatment

Citation Formats

Dean, Jesse D., Cutler, Dylan S., Tomberlin, Gregg R., and Elsworth, James. Demonstration and Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation Technology for Cooling Tower Water Treatment. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1489490.
Dean, Jesse D., Cutler, Dylan S., Tomberlin, Gregg R., & Elsworth, James. Demonstration and Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation Technology for Cooling Tower Water Treatment. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1489490
Dean, Jesse D., Cutler, Dylan S., Tomberlin, Gregg R., and Elsworth, James. Fri . "Demonstration and Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation Technology for Cooling Tower Water Treatment". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1489490. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489490.
@article{osti_1489490,
title = {Demonstration and Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation Technology for Cooling Tower Water Treatment},
author = {Dean, Jesse D. and Cutler, Dylan S. and Tomberlin, Gregg R. and Elsworth, James},
abstractNote = {A cooling tower is a heat rejection device that uses an evaporative cooling process to reject heat to the atmosphere from water cooled chilled water plant. Cooling towers are commonly applied to water cooled chilled water plants in large commercial buildings. The Silver Bullet alternative water treatment (AWT) technology is a non-chemical-based cooling tower water treatment technology. It is advertised as a simpler water treatment technology that can reduce cooling tower blowdown by increasing the CoC, which reduces monthly chemical costs, monthly operation and maintenance costs, and the amount of scale that collects on condenser water tubes and cooling towers. The primary focus of this evaluation was measuring cooling tower make up water usage pre- and post- installation of the AWT. In addition, annual reductions in cooling tower chemical costs, monthly water chemistry reports, ease of installation, and overall cost effectiveness were evaluated.},
doi = {10.2172/1489490},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1489490}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}