The CDC study screened 196 cooling towers around the U.S. and found Legionella DNA (indicating the bacteria were there, live or dead, at some point) in 164 of the towers sampled and live Legionella bacteria in 79 of them.
It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to purchase and often require much less energy than other forms of cooling.
Reduces the risk of propagation of cooling tower-borne pathogens
October 26, 2016
Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease, and other strains of pathogens that can be hosted by cooling towers, can now be substantially reduced by the development of a new antimicrobial cooling tower introduced by Delta Cooling Towers.
To maximize cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected
October 24, 2016
Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial and commercial applications. As the worldwide market continues to grow, so does the need to address the issue: How large should a cooling tower be to efficiently handle a specific application.
Baltimore Aircoil Co. has announced a price increase of 3 percent on open cooling towers, 4 percent on all coil products, and up to 4 percent on parts manufactured in North America, effective immediately.