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Using Ozone in Cooling Towers


Ozone Advantages

  • 3,125 times more germicidal than chlorine
  • eliminates the use of chemicals except for pH balancing
  • ends discharge liabilities and chemical storage record keeping
  • destroys all types of microorganisms instantly
  • minimizes condenser fouling
  • decomposes organic waste by oxidation
  • removes existing calcium carbonate scale by destroying the biomass glue bonding agent
  • low maintenance costs
  • the most environmentally friendly oxidant
  • no persistent chemicals or disinfectants in bleed - ozone breaks down to oxygen
  • reduces the corrosion rate of metals, including copper heat exchangers
  • saves on energy costs by increasing the heat transfer efficiency of the chiller

Ozone Reduces Costs in the Following Ways:

  • Reducing makeup water to the cooling tower by permitting more cycles between blowdowns
  • Eliminating the cost and problems in ordering, shipping, handling, storage, and disposal of regular chemicals
  • Reducing power consumption by keeping the chiller heat transfer efficiency high through cleaner condenser tubes

* Studies by Southern California Edison (SCE), NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and IBM have confirmed that ozonation is a viable alternative to multi-chemical treatment. Electricity savings of 20% or more were cited by SCE.

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Last Updated: December 11, 2013

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