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What Are the Systems Associated with Water Treatment and How Are They Treated? – Cooling Towers

A cooling tower is responsible for cooling the water used in processes such as heat exchangers in factories and air conditioning in commercial buildings. You may recognise them from power stations like this: These are huge cooling towers and are … Continue reading

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What Else Affects a Water System?

As you will see below ultimately most water treatment comes down to Legionella control in the end. The following are problems associated with water systems that need to be treated: Biofilm Biofilm is where bacteria sticks to a surface, causing … Continue reading

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Water Temperature Control

A high priority in any system is water temperature. As we have already covered, Legionella grows best in temperatures between 20 – 45°C. This means that maintaining outlet temperatures outside of this bracket is vital. For this reason ACoP L8 … Continue reading

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What is Legionella?

Legionella is a bacteria that grows in water. It was first identified after an outbreak at an American Legion Convention in Philadelphia in 1976. Legionnaires’ disease is usually contracted by inhaling the Legionella bacteria in tiny droplets of water. Legionnaires’ … Continue reading

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What is a Legionella Risk Assessment and Why is it Important?

A Legionella risk assessment the first step in Legionella control on a site and is exactly that – an assessment of the Legionella risks associated with a water system. It is an important part of water treatment practise as many … Continue reading

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Introduction

Every company in the world has water running through the building – whether this is for the radiators (known to us as a closed system), showers and taps (known to us as a domestic system), boilers or cooling towers (don’t … Continue reading

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