So what does water filtration have to do with energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR certification? Cooling towers can account for 20% or more of a facility’s energy costs, so they’re prime targets when identifying opportunities for saving energy – especially in warm climates where the towers run continuously for much of the year. And selecting a filtration system that removes suspended solids and controls bacteria can significantly improve the operational efficiency of cooling systems, resulting in energy savings of up to 40%!
AS Filtration’s cooling water solutions include the high-efficiency Aqua-Stream side-stream filter and Pathex antibacterial filter media. Together, they continuously filter a portion of cooling water to remove suspended solids (down to 0.5 microns) and kill waterborne bacteria on contact. The result is a highly efficient system with clean water and clear tubes and pipes. Killing bacteria concurrently with filtration leaves behind cooling water that’s clear, clean and no longer prone to the scaling, corrosion, and biofilm that make cooling towers sluggish energy hogs. View a case study highlight to see how one hotel saved 162,490 kWh per year with Pathex filter media in side-stream filters.
If your business is interested in earning ENERGY STAR certification, don’t forget to include your cooling water treatment system in your hunt for energy savings.
AS Filtration takes on a limited number of pilot programs each year to demonstrate the effectiveness of our cooling water solutions. If your business is working toward ENERGY STAR certification and would like to become a test site, please contact us.