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SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR - MID-ATLANTIC REGION REVERSE OSMOSIS TEAM
ID: 1505
Category: -
Dates: 1/14/14-1/14/14
Location: Online, 1 - 2 PM EST
Description: The reverse osmosis project underway at the Veterans Affairs Regional Office and Insurance Center [VAROIC] in Philadelphia, PA utilizes cooling towers for building and data center cooling, which are a significant source of water use in many federal facilities. Cooling towers function to reject heat from a building by evaporating water, which cools the remaining water in the system. As the initial volume of water evaporates, it leaves behind a cycle of concentrated solids. Continuous operation of the cooling towers results in additional cycles of concentration being left behind. These dissolved solids must be flushed out of the tower – a process called “blowdown” – to prevent damage to the equipment and degradation in cooling performance.
Learning Outcomes: Recognize new technologies to conserve water use [but be careful what you ask for]. Network with other professionals for a shared source of information with regard to new water use technologies.
Prerequisites: None
Instructors: NA
Agenda File: Participation Instructions5.pdf
CEU: 0 - PDH only
Status: Completed