Energy Generation – Cooling Towers
Cooling Towers use significant amounts of water; some as much as 230,000 gallons per minute. Most of this water is never recycled due to the Silica content of the waste water. Soneera Water can remove up to 90% of the silica from the water as well as many other particulates that hinder water reuse. Additionally, the high conductivity of the water does not affect the treatment system’s capabilities.
As an example, Soneera Water can take blowdown and direct feed it into the treatment plant. The treatment process takes less than one hour to produce reusable, cleaned water for reinsertion back into the cooling tower. On some sites in the USA, the waste is directed to aeration and evaporation ponds where algae becomes a major issue. Soneera Water can treat these ponds, removing the algae and silica allowing the water to be reused in the cooling towers. See the photo gallery for examples of these treatment activities.