Reverse osmosis-based brine concentrators are reaching new performance levels not seen before. Saltworks is pleased to report that a substantial pilot plant is currently demonstrating 99% freshwater recovery on cooling tower blowdown (CTB).
Data Center Cooling
Efficient and reliable solutions for maximizing water usage effectiveness
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Data Center Cooling & Water
Data centers require reliable cooling systems to ensure consistent operation and maintain critical uptime. As data centers become larger with increased computing power density, their thermal management needs are also increasing.
Data centers have already made great strides toward sustainability by reducing energy consumption. Their cooling systems also use large amounts of water, so water sustainability is increasingly important, especially in areas facing water shortages. By implementing smart energy- and water-efficient cooling systems, operators can increase their Power and Water Usage Effectiveness (PUE & WUE) to achieve best practice standards.
Cooling Tower Expertise
Data centers commonly use cooling towers to reject heat. As coolant water evaporates, total dissolved solids (TDS) and scaling ions accumulate in the cooling system, resulting in the need to ‘blow down’ the remaining water and replace it with freshwater.
Saltworks’ innovations for improving cooling tower performance and reliability include:
- Safely increasing cycles before blowdown by measuring scaling ions with advanced real-time ScaleSense sensors
- Further boosting cycles by targeting and removing scaling ions with BrineRefine precision chemical treatment
- Treating blowdown to recover freshwater for reuse while minimizing discharge volume with XtremeRO membrane systems and SaltMaker thermal systems
Meeting Your Project Needs
Saltworks is ready to deliver solutions for today’s sophisticated data center water needs. We provide comprehensive pilot testing options and full-scale system delivery. As a manufacturer of membrane, thermal, and chilled concentrators, as well as robotized chemical treatment systems, we are uniquely positioned to provide innovative, robust, and low footprint data center cooling solutions with optimized economics.
Learn how we can help your data center meet energy and water efficiency targets. Send us your project details for an assessment.
Data Center Cooling Related Products
BrineRefine Chemical Softening System
Smart, compact, modular chemical softening system that reduces costs with precision dosing and built-in solids management. Improves recovery and minimizes fouling risk with intelligent controls that communicate with downstream assets, like RO or evaporators.
An automated, real-time sensor for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2). ScaleSense is robust and corrosion-resistant and functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.
SilicaSelect: Targeted Silica Extractor
SilicaSelect removes silica from wastewaters such as RO brine or cooling tower blowdown. Use SilicaSelect to improve RO recovery, increase cooling tower water cycles, or treat oil & gas produced waters.
Next-generation water-maker and brine-concentrator based on reverse osmosis that achieves extreme freshwater recoveries, enabling cost-effective brine management and treatment of challenging organic-laden waters including oil & gas produced waters.
Data Center Cooling Related Resources
Cooling towers are used by industrial plants to reject waste heat to atmosphere. A portion of the cooling water is blown down after a number of cycles of concentration, before the ions and metals reach their scaling limits. This blowdown requires management.