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Legionella

Hopkins scientists are engineering cells to eat deadly bacteria – The Baltimore Sun.

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Legionella|

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are working to engineer single-cell organisms that will seek out and eat bacteria that are deadly to humans. Their work combines the fields of biology and engineering in [...]

Following ASHRAE 188 with Limited Time, Money, and Personnel: Pressure for Building Operators and Health Officials

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Legionella|

Let’s be honest. Most people who work in facilities management, infection control, property management, safety, industrial hygiene, or engineering want to protect the people in their buildings from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens—not just in [...]

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Data Centers and Cooling Towers

Cooling Towers Offer Water and Energy Savings as Part of Efficient Data Center Cooling Systems

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Data Centers and Cooling Towers|

From SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.  – Douglas Bougher and Kent Martens, P.E. Jul 11, 2017 The number of data centers in the United States continues to grow in response to the enormous [...]

The Insides of these Abandoned Cooling Towers Look Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Film

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Data Centers and Cooling Towers|

REGINALD VAN DE VELDE In an ongoing series, Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde explores the inner workings and mechanisms of cooling towers across Europe. Capturing abandoned ones, active ones, decommissioned ones, towers on [...]

Water Quality: Essential to Cooling Tower Health and Operation

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Data Centers and Cooling Towers|

Maintaining consistent water quality throughout the system is important for the health of the entire condenser water system. Any industry professional would quickly agree that water is the key ingredient to evaporative cooling system [...]

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Environmental

How a Paradigm Change Could Resolve the Lead and Cooper Drinking Water Crises – Rob Ferguson, French Creek Software

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Environmental|

A paradigm shift is needed to resolve the lead (Pb) and copper (Cu) potable water hazardous metal crisis in the United States. This commentary proposes a shift towards an industrial water treatment evaluation approach rather [...]

Chemistry and Science

BSI-099: It’s All Relative. Magic and Mystery of the Water Molecule

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Chemistry and Science|

This post is a re-post from Building Science Corporation and Joseph Lstiburek From SEPTEMBER 26, 2017. It is just shocking, just shocking that some molecules have a positive electrical charge and a negative electrical charge.  Water [...]

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