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Tips That you Can Keep in Mind in Order to Prevent the Growth and Spread of Bacteria Inside the Cooling Towers

Updated on February 24, 2017

Cooling towers can commonly be found in the industrial areas. They have become common systems among thermal power stations, oil refineries, petrochemical plants and chemical plants. In addition, cooling towers can be used as a part of the HVAC system of a building in order to cool down the facility. It has the ability to effectively cool down water that is heated because of an industrial process or air conditioning condensing. A cooling tower would use an evaporation process along with water in order to pull out the heat and release it to the exterior surrounding. This can give life to a cooler and a comfortable indoor environment at the end of the day.

Even though cooling towers are helpful appliances, they could give life to harmful bacteria along with time. The collection of debris and dust along with time has contributed a lot towards this fact. If you don’t take necessary steps in order to maintain or clean the cooling tower, you will have to deal with the negative effects of bacteria pretty soon. Here is a list of effective tips that you can keep in mind in order to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria inside the cooling towers at your place.

  1. Maintain your cooling tower on a regular basis – First of all, you would need to take necessary measures in order to maintain your cooling tower on a regular basis. It can be considered as one of the most straightforward methods that are available for you to stay away from the hassle of bacteria. During the maintenance process, you should remove everything that has settled inside the cooling tower along with time. In addition, you should check whether there are mechanical deficiencies that need to be fixed.
  2. Associate systematic filtration – Apart from regular cleaning, you need to make sure that the water of your cooling tower is filtered regularly as well. This can assist you to prevent the buildup and accumulation of debris and dirt. In addition, filtration would assist you to eliminate biological organisms and other organic compounds as well. Moreover, it would remove all the places that can foster the development of bacteria.
  3. Treat the water on a regular basis – Treating the water on a regular basis can be considered as another important step that you can take in order to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria inside cooling towers. Chemical water treatment would give you the opportunity to maintain pH levels of water at an acceptable level, prevent biological contamination and minimize fouling and corrosion.
  4. Monitor the cooling tower regularly – Last but not least, you need to monitor the cooling tower regularly. In here, what is meant by monitoring is consistent system monitoring, which is done with the objective of uplifting system performance and enhancing water quality. With right software tools and equipment, you will be able to get monitoring done in an effective manner.


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