Evoqua system selected for automotive research lab cooling tower project

Jan. 30, 2017
Evoqua was selected to supply its Vortisand cross-flow microsand media filtration system, along with the Evoqua Water One® service program. 

MONTREAL & PITTSBURGH, JANUARY 30, 2017 -- Evoqua today announced its newly acquired Vortisand® Water Filtration System has been selected to meet the demanding requirements of a large automotive research laboratory that provides independent testing services for the transportation industry, including fuel and lubricant testing and protocols.

Evoqua was selected to supply its Vortisand cross-flow microsand media filtration system, along with the Evoqua Water One® service program. For many years, the automotive testing facility has been providing customer-focused, independent testing services and called on Evoqua to help meet its lab cooling tower needs.

Water from cooling towers attract and absorb airborne contaminants on a continuous basis. Typically, over 85% of suspended solids in condenser cooling tower water are smaller than 5 microns. Studies have shown that these small particles are the adherent contaminants that foul the entire water loop (including downstream equipment), reducing cooling system efficiency. Bacteria, such as Legionella, also contributes to this phenomenon. Removal of these particles ensures the cooling system operates as designed and at peak efficiency, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Automotive laboratory facilities rely on the quality of their water, as a result small particles found within their cooling tower need to be analyzed as they will ultimately effect the performance and longevity of the lab equipment downstream. A high amount of small particles can lead to increased fouling, a layer of particles depositing on the surfaces of the water treatment system and sensitive lab equipment.

A laser particle analysis confirmed high levels of suspended solids within the customer's cooling tower water, increasing the threat of fouling. It was clear that a high efficiency filtration system was required to provide submicron filtration performance. Evoqua delivered a fully skidded 200 gpm sidestream filtration system with a recirculation flow of approx. 3,250 to 5,000 gpm. For this laboratory, a cleaner cooling tower will help increase the longevity and efficiencies of the lab equipment, improve the water treatment system and reduce yearly maintenance & operational costs.

"We're extremely proud to be involved with projects like this, incorporating multiple solutions to solve the challenges faced by our customers." said Ken Rodi, President of Evoqua's Aquatics & Disinfection division. "Our cost effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, and prepare customers for next-generation demands."

The Vortisand System was added to Evoqua's product portfolio as part of Evoqua's 2016 acquisition of Neptune-Benson. Learn more: www.vortisand.com, www.evoqua.com

About Vortisand
Vortisand, an Evoqua brand, is synonymous with water filtration, serving the industrial water markets since 1986. The award-winning Vortisand High Efficiency Microsand Filtration System is a high capacity media filter that combines cross-flow dynamics with microsand media to achieve submicron filtration performance. This technology allows the unit to operate at filtration rates of up to 5 times greater than those of traditional media filters, while filtering 10-50 times finer. With over 2,500 installations worldwide, Vortisand systems are a leader in high efficiency filtration systems.

About Water One
Water One operating contracts allow customers to focus on their core business while Evoqua takes responsibility for operation and maintenance of their water treatment system. With the vast array of technologies and treatment solutions available, more and more companies today are choosing to outsource their water treatment systems. With Evoqua's Water One operating contracts, Evoqua designs, builds, installs and maintains the customer's on-site water system. Evoqua evaluates and supplies the right technology and economic solution to meet the customer's process and treatment requirements. Then, we assume complete operational responsibility for the water processing equipment, including parts replacement, instrument calibration, maintenance, data collection, and membrane cleaning.

About Evoqua
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world's most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.

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