For business owners and management, maintaining a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly building is a top priority—and that typically includes water treatment technologies. Responsible owners manage water treatment to ensure that water is safe and does not have a damaging effect on their systems or on the environment. Thanks to innovations in the field, water treatment technology in 2020 are more advanced than ever before, and new and unique methods of managing waste, chemicals, and bacteria are quickly becoming the gold standard.
Water Treatment Technology Advancements In 2020
For business owners who are seeking to improve the treatment of their water, some of these new options are worth considering. A reputable water treatment professional can guide you through the process to determine which choice may be right for you.
ProMoss Smart Equipment
Some water treatment innovators realized that nature had the right idea and determined that using natural materials may be an effective option to clarify water. ProMoss smart water treatment uses submersible contact chambers or appropriately sized bypass filters filled with natural sphagnum moss to filter water. The moss, which is able to hold up to ten times its dry weight in oil, naturally captures contaminants and inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Sometimes, sphagnum moss is combined with hydrogen peroxide for even greater efficacy. ProMoss is so effective that it meets industry-accepted bacterial growth inhibition guidelines.
Chemicals remain one of the most common and most effective ways to treat water. However, many business owners have discovered that managing chemicals can be a challenge; drums of chemicals take up a considerable amount of space and are difficult to carry into awkward access points. Similarly, just moving large drums of chemicals around a building can be tiring, and if something should be spilled, the spillage may pose a danger to those in the building and be tough to clean safely.
For this reason, many building owners have opted for solid chemical treatment instead. In this method, the water treatment chemicals are bound in a solid (often a paste) that is much easier to carry and apply. When mixed with liquid, the paste disperses into the same effective chemical mixture found in the water treatment drums. This method offers equal effectiveness with less hassle.
Advanced Legionella Requirements
As water treatment professionals strive to improve the cleanliness and safety of water in human-occupied buildings, one constant threat is Legionella, a bacteria that can cause illness in people who come into contact with it. Legionella is responsible for both a pneumonia-like illness called Legionnaires’ Disease as well as a more flu-like sickness called Pontiac fever. It is clear that building owners and management must tread carefully to ensure that water in the building is not a threat to humans.
In an attempt to reduce the threat of Legionella diseases, water treatment technologies have continued to grow and adapt to new areas like the previously mentioned ProMoss, which can produce water clean enough to easily pass Legionella checks. Part of ensuring the safety of people who visit buildings has been improving Legionella requirements and water safety standards over time, and now, advanced requirements mean that water treatment systems must more effectively reduce the spread of Legionella in order to be considered safe.
Online Remote Monitoring Systems (Smart Controllers)
The year is 2020, and technology has never been as advanced as it is right now. Because of this constant innovation, water treatment continues to evolve—and that includes using the internet and online systems to improve the quality and efficiency of water processing.
Smart Controllers are becoming a common and easily accessible feature of water treatment technology systems. For example, smart water sensors can monitor the temperature, pressure, and quality of water and share that data online in a portal that the business owner or management can see and review. Similarly, remote water monitors can be tied to apps and offer insight into water quality as well as actionable steps that owners can take.
Speak To A Professional Cooling Tower Water Treatment Company
As a business owner or manager, you may be feeling pressure to figure out how to ensure that the water in your building is safe, high-quality, and free of environmental pollutants. Understanding which water treatment technology would work best in your building can be a challenge, and that is why it is important to work with an experienced water treatment professional.
Professionals who have worked with water treatment technology for some time will be able to guide you through new innovations and how they can improve upon the system you already have. They can also review your current system to find areas that are not performing as they should and parts of your treatment process that could benefit from new technology or strategy. Get in touch with Tower Water for a review of your water treatment system so that you can provide clean water in your building.