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Water Treatment Systems
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Posted on May 1st, 2019

The water treatment industry is vast. There are a wide variety of areas, that do a wide variety of tasks. Each task different and each task needed. Jumping on board with this industry for me, directly relates to the needed part. Without this industry the world would be low on good, clean vital water. Here is a short blip of how what works.
The water on earth is constant. What we have is what we get. How we clean and care for it, is what allows us to use it. Most of the water on earth is held up in glaciers and ice sheets. The rest is cycling around; From evaporated ocean water that turns into rain, and the rain dropping down all over the world, spreading fresh water to lakes, rivers and the earth. And then we use it. A lot of it! Sinks, toilets, pools, watering gardens and lawns. In my specific water treatment industry, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other large and small commercial buildings use it. They use it to wash dishes, clean sinks, make food, clean equipment, even to make bowling balls. Without us taking care of our water as a whole,  we lose a lot of fun things in life, but we will also lose a lot of important things.

What we do at Innovative Water Treatment: 

We build systems that clean water. Literally! Yes they can be huge. Yes, they can be expensive to build. Yes, legally facilities like the ones mentioned above have to have something in place to clean the water they use before sending it back out to the rest of the world. In the small scheme, it's the city they are located in they send the water out, but the big picture, the reality, it’s the world! The city then runs that clean water through another cleaning cycle so they can discharge it into a river or other body of water and so starts the cycle of water all over again.

Why do the facilities using water to make and clean things need to clean the water first if its already being cleaned by the city?

 This is a very good question and it’s something a lot of new business owners don’t think about, even businesses that have been around for a very long time are not aware of this. Businesses are using the water for a slew of things. Chemicals, metals, what you flush,  and other gross things touch this water. Water gets dirty, poisonous, dangerous once these facilities use it. Before THAT water hits the city, the city wants it clear of anything bad. We build custom systems that clear it of the dangerous things, to keep everyone around safe and hydrated. Water Treatment businesses like ours, help properly maintain the natural water cycle.

What can you do in your home to help the water cycle just like businesses do? 

  • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth
  •  Check for leaks and drips
  •  Shorter showers 
  • Don’t Liter
  • Skip buying bottled water
  • Don’t put food waste in the sink 
  • Try not to wash chemicals down the sink ( bleach and other cleaning products.)

by Rebecca Gingerich on February 13th, 2018

What is a cooling tower?

Before we get started here are a few definitions that may come in handy:
  1. Waste Heat:  Heat rejected or escaping from furnaces of various types (as coke ovens, cement kilns, or steel furnaces) after it has served its primary purpose.
  2. Wet Bulb Temperature:  Temperature at which no more evaporation will occur, and thus no further decrease in the temperature. The air will continue to cool until the air can evaporate no more moisture.
  3. Dry Bulb Temperature:  Temperature of air measured by a thermometer freely exposed to the air but shielded from radiation and moisture. DBT is the temperature that is usually thought of as air temperature, and it is the true thermodynamic temperature.
  4. Carnot cycle:  An ideal heat-engine cycle in which the working substance goes through the four successive operations of isothermal expansion to a desired point, adiabatic expansion to a desired point, isothermal compression, and adiabatic compression back to its initial state.
​A cooling tower is a heat rejection device. Its basic purpose is to pull in hot water used by various machines and cool it down so it can either be re-used or evaporated. The re-use of cooling tower water is called working fluid.

An air conditioner is an example of a system that would need a cooling tower. Many schools, hospitals and large office buildings will use a HVAC cooling tower to dispose of unwanted heat in the chiller. In other words the cooling tower helps reject the hot water.

One of the biggest pros to a water cooling tower is that you are being more energy efficient. This is due to air cooled towers need to reject heat at a higher Dry Bulb temperature, they  then,  have a lower average reverse carnot cycle. In turn making water cooled chillers more efficient due to the heat rejection at or near wet bulb temperatures.

Posted on February 12th, 2018

Installing a system to harvest rainwater on a commercial building can supplement a high percentage of the building’s non-potable water use. Commercial properties do not require as much potable water as households, since most of the water supplied is used for cleaning, irrigation, landscaping, flushing toilets or industrial purposes. A rainwater recycling system could give commercial properties an advantage by saving money in the interim and presenting a long-term water solution with environmental benefits.

Groundwater Depletion

In arid regions of the United States, groundwater supply has decreased rapidly. Depleted groundwater resources have greatly affected the Colorado River Basin, including Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico. Experts have measured groundwater lowering at a rate of 5.6 cubic kilometers per year. Groundwater does not replenish quickly. It takes thousands of years to restore the supply.

When an imbalance occurs in an area’s water resources, restrictions on water usage are soon to follow. Rainwater harvesting offers a concrete solution to groundwater depletion, especially for businesses that require hefty water supplies to operate.

Benefits of Harvested Rainwater

The most obvious perk to using rainwater is the cost: it’s free. No current restrictions bar the use of collecting, treating and reusing rain that falls on your property. The only cost is the initial installation of the system and regular upkeep and maintenance.

Rainwater is lacking the chemicals and acids of groundwater. Whereas groundwater is hard, rainwater is soft. Without the acids contained in groundwater, rainwater will not have the same eroding effects on equipment.

When large quantities of water from rain or melting snow run over streets, it is gradually contaminated. Storm runoff that makes its way to streams and rivers or seeps into the ground can contaminate local water supplies and have negative environmental effects. Collecting rainwater reduces detrimental storm water runoff, helping to negate this problem.

Depending on your municipality’s regulations, rainwater harvesting systems may qualify for tax incentives and benefits, further reducing annual business costs.

Engineering a Rainwater Recycling System for Your Property

To harvest rainwater from your building, you will need a system tailored to your property’s specifications. The engineer will assess certain aspects of your building, including the surface area of the roof, the amount of annual rainfall in your location, and the regular water usage needs of the property. The systems to harvest rainwater vary from underground cisterns to above-ground tanks.

For every inch of rain on 1 square foot, 0.6 gallons of water result. After one inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot building, your rainwater harvest system would produce 600 gallons of water. For a geographic location averaging 18 inches of rain per year, 10,800 gallons of water could be reused for building operations. Investing in a way to harvest rainwater can provide businesses with sustainable, enduring water reserves.

Posted on January 1st, 2018

Learning about the benefits of grey water recycling can help your business save money and preserve the environment. On average, each American household uses 400 gallons of water per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A large part of people’s daily usage — washing their hands or flushing the toilet — may take place at your commercial property.

You would not be a business owner or property manager if you did not consider ways to cut unnecessary costs. As the need for water conservation rises, some municipalities pass bylaws requiring commercial properties to limit waste. Have you considered investing in a recycling system?

What Constitutes Grey Water?

Not all wastewater is the same. Water used to wash hands in bathroom sinks, to clean floors, to rinse dishes in commercial kitchens or to supply industrial laundry machines is labeled grey water. Black water comes from toilets and has made contact with feces. One type is recyclable, the other is not.

How is the Water Used?

The term “recycled water” may cause some to flinch. There is no need for panic. First of all, it is fully treated to minimize any toxic risk. Government organizations have placed standards on recycling with strict risk management guidelines that are more stringent as the probability rises that it will come into contact with humans. To be safe, the recycled product is considered “nonpotable,” or not fit for consumption.

Recycled water has a plethora of uses, with irrigation as the primary terminus. According to the EPA, it can subsidize 50 percent of a property’s irrigation needs. It can also be used as a coolant at power plants and refineries. It is used to flush toilets, mix concrete and fill some artificial lakes. Many industrial uses do not require water at potable levels, making grey water an excellent substitute.

How Will Your Business Benefit?

Keeping your company’s grass green in the summer might result in an astronomical water bill come fall. By allocating funds toward the installation and maintenance of a grey water recycling system, you could significantly drop next year’s charges to a much lower, more manageable rate.

Recycling wastewater also diminishes the wear and tear on your sewage system. Reusing water means fewer gallons flushing needlessly through expensive piping systems.

As groundwater stores deplete, it will take more energy for suppliers to transport water to your company’s location, translating to a price hike for you. A recycling system solves this issue, offering a long-term solution and a measure of independence from suppliers. It is also an edge of protection against drought.

Environmental sustainability is not simply a buzzword, but the new way of life for the next century. Contact Innovative Water Treatment for more information about the benefits of grey water recycling, system installation and quotes based on your specific property’s needs.

Posted on October 9th, 2017

We have great news!  

Innovative Water Treatment is now on the list of approved water purification and water treatment Vendors for the University of Utah.  

IWT Provides:
  • Commercial Water Filtration
  • Water Softening
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • DI
  • High Purity Medical Water
  • Greywater & Rainwater Harvesting 
  • Water Purification
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Cooling Tower Filtration solutions

We  treat all types of troublesome and contaminated water.  We provide Turnkey Skid Systems for most applications along with being  extremely cost effective compared to our competitors.  

Please feel free to call our sales department so they can design a system for your water treatment needs.  (801) 582-7177