Ozone application in cooling water treatment is a good option for water quality control. Especially important is the prominent role it plays in the reduction of microbes.
The circulating water of cooling tower systems has always been an ideal place for growth of microorganisms. The warm temperature of the water and the addition of nutrients from the scrubbed air flowing through the tower provide a virtual breeding ground for all sorts of microbes and algae. In turn, these organisms multiply quickly.
The result is a degraded system efficiency due to blockage of flow, shortened equipment life due to corrosion, increased operating cost due to higher pumping power requirements, and the spread of disease.
- Reduced microbes
- Keeps cooling tower distribution and collection water basins clear
- Reduces cleaning time and costs
- Saves energy costs by keeping the chiller heat transfer efficiency high through cleaner condenser tubes
- Reduces makeup water to the cooling tower by permitting more cycles between blow downs
- Removes existing calcium carbonate scale by destroying the biomass glue bonding agent
- Reduces the corrosion rate of metals, including copper heat exchangers
- Reduces chemical storage and handling
- Improves system operating efficiency