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Consider Recycled Water for Your Cooling Tower Makeup

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Many types of “used” water may be appropriate as cooling tower makeup. Here’s how to determine which waters are suitable and cost-effective for the equipment in your cooling system.

Continually rising costs for fresh water, and frequent droughts and water shortages, have prompted many industries to look for ways to conserve water. Because their large cooling towers require significant volumes of makeup water, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, general manufacturing plants, metal processing facilities, and electric power generating stations can reap substantial benefits from using recycled water.


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