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Title: Alternative Water Treatment Technologies for Cooling Tower Applications

Abstract

The current state of water treatment in GSA buildings is to use conventional chemical maintenance for water quality and contract out this specialized service, for a fixed fee, to a third-party company specializing in such service. Traditional water treatment approaches rely on chemicals to extend the ability of the water to hold scaling minerals in suspension and kill off biological growth. This project assesses the effectiveness of three different technologies provided by three different manufacturers. Each system uses some sort of proprietary device, technology, or chemical. This report addresses both water and cost savings associated with Alternative Water Treatment (AWT) technologies, and the water quality provided by the AWT technologies.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
General Services Administration (GSA), Washington, D.C. (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1496058
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-71845
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GSA; GPG; cooling towers; alternative water treatment

Citation Formats

Cutler, Dylan S., Dean, Jesse D., Daw, Jennifer A., and Howett, Dan. Alternative Water Treatment Technologies for Cooling Tower Applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1496058.
Cutler, Dylan S., Dean, Jesse D., Daw, Jennifer A., & Howett, Dan. Alternative Water Treatment Technologies for Cooling Tower Applications. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1496058
Cutler, Dylan S., Dean, Jesse D., Daw, Jennifer A., and Howett, Dan. Tue . "Alternative Water Treatment Technologies for Cooling Tower Applications". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1496058. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496058.
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title = {Alternative Water Treatment Technologies for Cooling Tower Applications},
author = {Cutler, Dylan S. and Dean, Jesse D. and Daw, Jennifer A. and Howett, Dan},
abstractNote = {The current state of water treatment in GSA buildings is to use conventional chemical maintenance for water quality and contract out this specialized service, for a fixed fee, to a third-party company specializing in such service. Traditional water treatment approaches rely on chemicals to extend the ability of the water to hold scaling minerals in suspension and kill off biological growth. This project assesses the effectiveness of three different technologies provided by three different manufacturers. Each system uses some sort of proprietary device, technology, or chemical. This report addresses both water and cost savings associated with Alternative Water Treatment (AWT) technologies, and the water quality provided by the AWT technologies.},
doi = {10.2172/1496058},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1496058}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
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