U-M to demonstrate innovative green water treatment for campus energy systems

Mexel USA LLC, a water treatment technology provider, announced an agreement with the University of Michigan to perform a 12-month demonstration of its Mexel 432/0 cooling water treatment on a system servicing building on U-M's Main Campus.

Dec 18th, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 18, 2014 -- On Monday, Dec. 15, Mexel USA LLC, a water treatment technology provider, announced an agreement with the University of Michigan (U-M) to perform a 12-month demonstration of its Mexel 432/0 cooling water treatment on a system servicing building at U-M's Main Campus.

During the demonstration, scheduled to begin the end of January, 2015, small amounts of Mexel 432/0, an innovative emulsion recently approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, will be injected into recirculating cooling tower water to address a number of fouling problems that can adversely affect operations and energy efficiency. University engineers will closely monitor system operations using a number of established performance indicators.

These results, along with economic and environmental factors, will be analyzed and compared to historical data for an overall evaluation of the project. U-M's energy services include the Central Power Plant (CPP), which generates and processes four main services -- steam, electricity, compressed air and domestic hot water, and energy systems for heating and cooling -- to facilities at U-M's Central and Medical Campuses that include more than 100 cooling towers.

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About Mexel USA

Mexel USA delivers effective water treatment technology that is environmentally responsible and operationally sustainable into the future. Its expertise and innovative products serve the needs of industry and communities. Mexel specializes in providing simple, practical solutions tailored to the customers with a focus on preventing problems. The company's products address bio-fouling of all kinds, corrosion, scaling, sedimentation and other cooling water circuit adversities with a single, multi-purpose filming amine emulsion injection system. For more information, visit www.mexelusa.com.

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