Cooling – How To Use Recycled Waters in Your Cooling Tower Systems – Guidelines and Limitations
By Paul R. Puckorius
Numerous users of cooling tower water systems are considering using ﾓusedﾔ waters in place of ﾓfreshﾔ waters, particularly if those fresh waters are potable city water. This is because of a variety of reasons such as increasing water and wastewater costs, drought conditions causing water limitations, increased population resulting in greater potable water demands, and being urged to conserve water. Cooling tower water systems not only use and consume (via evaporation) considerable quantities of water but they often do not need good quality water such as drinking water. Thus, they are excellent candidates for using ﾓusedﾔ water in place of the potable water to aid the environment. Other concerns examined include the use of reverse osmosis and wastewater reuse.
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