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Cooling tower Legionella control is necessary so the Legionella bacteria does not grow and spread within the towers. Legionella bacteria are a type of bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease, a serious lung infection. Cooling towers are one of the most common places where Legionella bacteria can grow and spread. This is because cooling towers are large, open structures that contain water and a warm, humid environment, which are ideal conditions for Legionella bacteria to grow.
ASHRAE 188 is a standard developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that outlines a risk management plan for Legionella bacteria and other waterborne pathogens in building water systems.
Patient health doesn’t solely rely on the outcome of a surgical procedure, but also upon the sterile water treatment, cleanliness of the operating room and instruments used. Water quality could be the single most important factor for proper sterilization of surgical instruments. Learn more in our article.
An overview of what you should know about water treatment systems while working in the water treatment industry.
Fluorescence is a valuable tool in detecting tagged polymers in cooling tower water treatment. The method is rapid, non-destructive, easy to use, and cost-effective, making it a useful tool for monitoring the concentration of tagged polymers to maintain water quality and prevent the growth of microorganisms and corrosion.
Facility managers in charge of water system maintenance to prevent Legionella need an experienced, trusted partner to aid with testing and preventive treatment to keep these systems safe from bacteria, a partner like ChemREADY.