A Comparative Analysis of Three Water Treatment Programs for Cooling Tower Systems
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study investigated the cost and effectiveness of three cooling tower water treatment programs. The programs studied were an acid program developed at WPAFB, a commercial solubilizer program manufactured by Lombardi, Inc, and a crystal modifier program developed by Dias, Inc. The experiment ran for 60 days at which time cost and effectiveness data were collected. Cost comparison was evaluated on the basis of tower performance in MBtu. The costs considered in this experiment were water costs, sewer costs, and chemical costs. All costs were recorded and totaled, then divided by the towers performance. The effectiveness of each treatment method was evaluated on its ability to control scale, inhibit corrosion, and prevent microorganism growth.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Water Pollution and Control