Sunday, March 1, 2009
LEED™ and Pulsed-Power Water Treatment
Pulsed-power water treatment offers many advantages to designers of sustainable systems.
First, it eliminates the use of industrially produced chemicals and their subsequent release into the environment. Secondly, it provides superior control of scale and biological growth, both of which negatively affect the efficiency of systems utilizing treated condenser water. Pulsed-power water treatment also allows safe operation at high cycles of concentration in the condenser water which acts to reduce the use of our limited water resources.
But there are other ways in which Pulsed-power water treatment can contribute to the sustainability of your project--and these can often lead to opportunities to gain LEED™ points.
Evapco has developed their Pulse~Pure pulsed-power water treatment system in an effort to minimize the impact of our engineered systems on the environment. They have also provided a handy guide to attaining credit for this reduced impact through attaining points through the LEED™ program:
If you are considering a sustainable project where condenser water systems are to be used, it is well worth the effort to see if pulsed-power water treatment fits into your goals.