Legionella Remediation Expert Pete Stempkowski Speaks to NBC News

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Check out Clarity Water Technologies’ partner Pete Stempkowski on NBC News 4! Pete was recently interviewed by Sheldon Dutes of NBC 4 New York News Team as a Legionella Remediation Expert in New York City’s ongoing story about the Legionnaires’ outbreak in the South Bronx.  At this time, the outbreak has taken the lives of seven people and has sickened more than 85 residents living in the High Bridge, Morrisania, Hunts Point and Mott Haven sections of the South Bronx.

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Water Treatment Company Wisdom: Bioslime in a Cooling Tower is Bad

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Cooling towers are notorious for growing things; especially microscopic things… They are warm and moist. They have areas that get a lot of sunlight and other areas that kept fairly dark. Whether it's algae or bacteria, it's no wonder that cooling towers provide the perfect environment for all kinds of little organisms to proliferate. In fact, an improperly treated cooling tower can act like a giant Petri dish.

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Environmentally Friendly Cooling Tower Water Treatment Chemicals?

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Cooling towers have been in the news a lot lately. ALways on the search for the best water treatment solutions, many building engineers and facilities management professionals have been anxiously awaiting ASHRAE Standard 188 to be officially released so that they can get more guidance (and see the implications) regarding the need for proper cooling tower maintenance, cooling tower disinfection and how to kill legionella in a cooling tower.

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ASHRAE Standard 188 May Change the Way You Think About Legionella and Water Treatment

Posted by Greg Frazier on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Recent events in New York City have once again brought Legionnaires Disease onto the radar for many facilities throughout the Northeast.  The latest Legionellosis outbreak reported in NYC has been allegedly linked back to an infected cooling tower in the Bronx.  It has been reported that the facility in question is now under the watchful eye of the New York City Health Department.  Legionella in a cooling tower is a serious issue because of how a cooling tower operates; not only does the bacteria thrive in an under-treated environment, but the the tower mechanism itself acts as the perfect way to dispurse the bacteria in water droplets into the atmosphere.  As you can imagine, attorneys have already threatened to bring suit, and facility managers across the New Your City are re-thinking their protocols for dealing with legionella. Many building owners are trying to figure out if they have the best water treatment company in New York working for them.  There is a very good chance that there were steps that could have been followed that would have prevented this unfortunate event; and if the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) get their way, there soon will be.

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Your Slimy Cooling Tower is Costing You More Than You Think!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Do you think that your cooling tower is dirty?  If you have biofilm in your cooling tower, bad things are already happening.  For certain, your HVAC system is losing efficiency and you are losing money; but it is possible that there are bigger issues lurking just beneath that slime.

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Is Smart Release Technology Right for Your Cooling Towers?

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

In 2010, Clarity Water Technologies introduced EcoSafe Solid Feed System for Cooling Towers powered by Smart Release Technology and since then much of the industrial water treatment industry has been struggling to keep up.

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Twelve Great Resources for Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 07:28 PM

Severe pneumonia from Legionnaires’ disease may become so serious that hospitalization is required. Severe cases can be fatal. The legionella bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease can grow in your facility’s potable drinking water systems, hot tubs, decorative fountains, hot water tanks, and cooling towers. That’s why is so important to know the best practices in treating and maintaining those systems to prevent the legionella bacteria from flourishing in them.  Adopting the best water treatment practices is always the first defense against legionella, especially to reduce the risk of legionella in cooling towers.

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Cooling Tower Water LSI: Is Your Money Going Down the Drain?

Posted by Christopher Scala on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

As industrial water treatment service professionals, we often hear the term “That’s how we always done it.”  However, when it comes to treating the process water in a cooling tower, seasons change, water sources change, piping changes, loads change and chemistry changes.  So why would anyone assume that the same setpoints that their cooling tower water treatment controls operated on years (or even months) ago would be exactly the same today?  The way to be sure that a condenser water system is operating at peak efficiency and is balanced between reusing water as much as possible while simultaneously preventing scaling conditions from occurring cooling plant operators and water treatment service people to be mindful of two critical parameters: the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) and Cycles of Concentration

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