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Producing Clean Water for Isolated Steel Mill Cooling Towers – Pumps and Systems Mag
Pumps and Systems Magazine Features Voltea CapDI Steel Mill Case Study
Dallas, TX, May 6, 2019- Authored by Heather Leighow
Voltea, the global leader in membrane-capacitive deionization (CapDI©) electro-desalination technology, has been featured in this month’s Pumps and Systems Magazine!
The feature includes a CapDI case study on the Republic Steel installation site in Lorain, OH.
High-quality water is vital for many industry applications, from cooling towers at a manufacturing plant to irrigation systems at a large agricultural operation.
Most commercial businesses and industrial plants pull water from the local municipality to power their appliances and equipment, feed their lawns and provide drinking water on-site. However, the municipal water source is not always the most feasible or easily accessible option, forcing business owners and consultants to look for other ways to get the water they need.
A steel mill located in Lorain, Ohio had recently installed a new gasification system on-site at its 600-acre facility along the Black River, which required the use of a cooling tower for operation. This cooling tower, however, was far away from the main water line and the cost to connect the two was quoted at $1.2M USD. Due to the excessively high cost, the mill needed to consider other options.
Given the location of the steel mill, the nearby Black River became the only feasible water source for the cooling needs of this new gasification system. However, the Black River presented new problems. Raw river water would require significant treatment before it could be suitable as a feed water source to the cooling tower.
Read full article here: Pumps & Systems Magazine – Voltea’s CapDI
Voltea has been delivering electro-desalination water treatment equipment to institutional, commercial and industrial customers for more than 10 years. Voltea’s CapDI© systems remove dissolved salts from water using electricity with less environmental cost than any other available technology. Voltea was recently named Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year at the 2018 Global Water Summit in Paris. Also, the company was recognized as one of the 21 Technology Pioneers 2013 at the World Economic Forum, listed in the 2011 Global Cleantech 100 and won the best new technology award at the 2010 Global Water Summit.