ST. PAUL, Minn. — EcoWater Systems®, a Marmon Water/Berkshire Hathaway Company, has announced the expansion of its commercial business product line through the acquisition of the Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation (CHC) technology and operations from VRTX Technologies of Schertz, Texas, according to a press release.

CHC is a proven environmentally-friendly water treatment technology used in HVAC, process cooling and refrigeration systems to effectively control scale, biological growth and corrosion without the use of chemicals, the release reported.

Adding CHC technology to a cooling tower saves energy, reduces water consumption and maintenance costs and minimizes or eliminates sewer discharge volume, noted the release.

According to Chris Wilker, president of EcoWater Systems, Professional Products, “CHC technology fits perfectly with our ‘Clean Water.Green Future.’ brand promise at EcoWater. We can now offer water treatment professionals patented, proven, chemical free technology systems for cooling towers and other water applications. In the coming months, we plan to rapidly expand sales and service for this progressive technology through our network of EcoWater dealers in North America, who are anxious to add yet another exclusive technology to their EcoWater product line.”

For more than 15 years, continued the release, VRTX Technologies has been a world leader in CHC chemical-free water treatment of cooling towers and evaporative condensers used in government buildings, hospitals, schools, chilled water plants, manufacturing facilities, cold storage warehouses, casinos and data centers.

According to the release, production of CHC technology systems will continue to take place in Schertz, Texas, and plans are underway to transition the systems to the EcoWater brand.