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Posted: Monday 23rd June 2008

As drought conditions worsen across the United States, VRTX™ Technologies is giving businesses a way to go green by conserving water in cooling towers and evaporative condensers without chemicals being used to treat the water in the system.

VRTX currently saves approximately 800 million gallons of reusable water each year. By using hydrodynamic cavitation to control scale, corrosion, and bacteria, the system significantly increases the number of times the city or well water passes through the system. VRTX reduces water discharge into the storm sewer by 40 to 60 percent on an average installation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average household uses 107,000 gallons of water per year. The water savings from VRTX are enough to provide enough water for several thousand average households annually.

Because the system is chemical-free, VRTX comes with an added environmental benefit. There are no chemicals being used in the water, therefore no chemicals are discharged into storm sewers. The discharged water can be used for non-potable applications such landscape irrigation.

“More than 50 percent of water not used in agricultural applications is for cooling,” said David Nicholas, VRTX Chief Executive Officer. “Our technology offers significant water savings that could dramatically impact areas suffering from droughts.”

With VRTX, there is also a potential to earn credits toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, customer status. This nationally accepted standard for green building is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The categories in which points can be earned include water conservation, water reuse, energy savings and innovation.

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