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Chemical Water Treatment Needs for Universities

Chemical Water Treatment for Universities

This will review the basics of chemical water treatment needs and safety considerations for Universities. It will also consider how to increase efficiency in cooling towers and chillers by using chemical water treatment.

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Use of Cooling Towers and Chillers in Universities

Universities and other institutions of education use cooling towers and chillers to control the temperature of the interior of its facilities. As high-impact components to the overall comfort cooling system, cooling towers and chillers need to be well-maintained in order to operate efficiently with minimal water and energy waste. In large buildings on campus, keeping these units optimized for performance so temperature control is predictable and consistent. When the units are not properly maintained, great amounts of water usage and excessive energy consumption can result. The units may also lose their longevity, which can lead to expensive replacement that may be premature. 


Use of Water Treatment for Cooling Towers and Chillers


In order to control these scenarios, cooling towers and chillers need to have a well suited water treatment plan using chemical solutions. A chemical water treatment application will ensure the feed water is treated to achieve optimal PH levels and to reduce presence of harmful particles that cause corrosion and interfere with heat transfer.  A university will see long term energy savings and water savings when units are under a well-balanced chemical water treatment plan. This has positive environmental impact as well, and can support a University in solidifying their reputation as a green school.  


There are multiple chemical options for cooling tower and chiller treatment. Historically, chemical was often delivered to a treatment room pre-mixed in large 55 gallon drums. However, this created great risk of chemical exposure to technicians, high logistics costs in transporting full drums, required excessive floor space for storage, and necessitates drum cleaning and careful removal when chemicals need restocking. This is especially so in Universities with small treatment rooms, and with treatment rooms that are near public areas or student walkways, where risk of accidental chemical exposure is heightened.


Today, water treatment is now more safe and efficient thanks to ultra concentrated liquid chemical water treatment options. Similarly to the revolution that the laundry detergent industry faced, ultra concentrated water treatment options allow for smaller containers, less water wasted in pre-mixing, and more efficient use of chemical.


To learn more about LiquiLogic ultra concentrated liquid chemical water treatment products for cooling towers and chiller units, visit the Products page.

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