Companies in different industries that share similar goals -- reducing water and energy consumption while improving profitability -- have found a common solution in a chemical-free, pulsed-power water treatment technology.
What do a chemical technology center, a peaker power plant, an international agricultural business and a razor-blade manufacturer all have in common? Astute management policies, a desire reduce water and energy consumption in an environmentally sustainable manner, and a need to improve the bottom line of their operations drove these businesses to implement the same water treatment technology. The Dolphin System from Clearwater Systems Corp., Essex, Conn., uses electrical pulsed power rather than chemicals to control scale, microbial growth and corrosion (see sidebar).
Four case histories demonstrate how these enterprises made the transition from chemically fed water treatment to chemical-free technology for process cooling systems at their facilities. Each had its own priorities for doing so, but they were all for the right reasons.